September is library card sign-up month

By Kitsey Burns Harrison - kburns@yadkinripple.com
Devin Ashley shows off his pet rock at the summer reading program hosted by the Jonesville Public Library. - Photos courtesy of the Jonesville Library
Children decorate book ends during the summer reading program at the Jonesville Public Library. - Photos courtesy of the Jonesville Library
Emerson Davis adopts a pet rock during the summer reading program at the Jonesville Public Library. - Photos courtesy of the Jonesville Library

JONESVILLE — The Jonesville Public Library had a successful summer reading program, according to Barbara Gilpin, branch librarian, who addressed the Jonesville Town Council Monday evening.

Gilpin shared the success of the library’s summer reading program with the theme Libraries Rock. There were 96 participants in the summer reading project with a total of 4,093 books read. She said they offered programming for adults and children that included special presentations, crafts and movies. The movie events were such a success that they plan to offer them on into the fall.

The craft projects were another big hit, Gilpin said. Children painted their own pet rock and designed book ends.

Gilpin said it was amazing to see the children’s imaginations at work, particularly on the pet rock project. The children also named their pets and were given adoption certificates for their new pet rocks.

She thanked the council for its continued support of the library.

Gilpin also noted that September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. She requested the board recognize Library Card Sign-up Month in Jonesville as well and the board obliged.

Obtaining a library card is a very important step towards academic success, Gilpin said.

The Jonesville Library will be hosting a Red Cross blood drive on Oct. 22 from 2 to 6:30 p.m.

For more information on programs and events at the Jonesville Public Library and other area branches, visit www.nwrl.org.

Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-518-3049 or on Twitter and Instagram @RippleReporterK.

Devin Ashley shows off his pet rock at the summer reading program hosted by the Jonesville Public Library.
https://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_APR-4_formatted.jpgDevin Ashley shows off his pet rock at the summer reading program hosted by the Jonesville Public Library. Photos courtesy of the Jonesville Library

Children decorate book ends during the summer reading program at the Jonesville Public Library.
https://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_PWRO-3_formatted.jpgChildren decorate book ends during the summer reading program at the Jonesville Public Library. Photos courtesy of the Jonesville Library

Emerson Davis adopts a pet rock during the summer reading program at the Jonesville Public Library.
https://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_APR-2_formatted.jpgEmerson Davis adopts a pet rock during the summer reading program at the Jonesville Public Library. Photos courtesy of the Jonesville Library

By Kitsey Burns Harrison

kburns@yadkinripple.com