Aug. 8, 2012 - Over 7,500 Books Read In Summer Reading Program

Benton, KY – Marshall County students in grades K-12 read over 7,500 books in this year's Summer Reading Program at the Marshall County Public Library. More than 350 students participated in the program, which featured a reading challenge, weekly programs, and special events throughout the summer.

"We've had outstanding participation in this year's program," says Sarah Pace-McGowan, Children's Librarian at the Calvert City branch. "Attendance at both our regular programs and special events has been phenomenal, and I'm so impressed by the amount of books read."

Trish Freeland, Children's Librarian at the Hardin branch, agrees. "We've seen lots of smiling faces this summer. It's great to be a part of something that reaches out to so many kids and gives them something to look forward to over the summer months."

The library hosts two separate programs – one for elementary students and another for middle and high school students. Each program runs at all three branches of the Marshall County Public Library System throughout June and July. All three branches also offer programs for students during the school year.

"We'll be resuming our After School Programs for kids in grades K-6 after Labor Day this year," says Beth Kerrick, Children's Librarian at the Benton branch. "Those run from 3:30 to 4:30 on Tuesdays at Calvert, Wednesdays at Benton, and Thursdays at Hardin. Each branch also does a Story Hour for pre-school children and programs for our teens."

For more information on any of the Youth Services programs, please visit or call your local branch of the Marshall County Public Library.