Buda Library reading tick-tocks through summer

Natalie Vargas, 8, checked out “Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook” for her Buda Library summer reading book. (Photo by Kim Hilsenbeck)

STAFF REPORT

School may be out, but so far this summer, kids have logged 92,460 minutes of reading in the Buda Library Summer Reading Program, according to Martha Sanders, children’s librarian.

Kids win smaller prizes for each log and earn tickets for a drawing of larger prizes, such as free admission to local attractions. Sanders said more than 20 area businesses donated gifts for the program.

Avery Blanch, 8, selected a book by Frances O’ Roark Dowell at the Buda Library last week as part of the summer reading program. (Photo by Kim Hilsenbeck)

Avery Blanch, 8,  was combing through stacks last week. She chose one by Frances O’ Roark Dowell because it’s a good adventure book. It will also help her fill up her reading log, giving her more chances to win. Her mom, Laurie Blanch, said Avery loves to read. She came to the United States from China two years ago and only spoke Mandarin. Blanch encourages her to read as much as she can.

Natalie Vargas, 8, of Buda was at the library with her grandmother Rosie Rendon of San Marcos. Natalie selected “Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook” and a book from the “Ramona” series by Beverly Cleary. The books will give Natalie two more tickets for summer reading prizes.

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