The Dorris Van Doren Library has completed another successful summer reading program. This year, our branch signed up over 1,300 people, who collectively read over 11,000 books! We also had hundreds of visitors attend our summer programming, which included programs for children, tweens, teens, and adults!
Some of the fun programs for children included a visit on July 3rd from Chico from the El Paso Chihuahuas. He even dressed up in anticipation of Independence Day!
We also had Pete the Cat join us for storytime! He had so much fun dancing with the kids!
We were joined by the Imperial Border Squad, who came dressed in their Star Wars regalia to celebrate the Universe of Stories with all the people in attendance.
Our teens also had a fun summer! Among the fun summer activities we held, we had a space-themed Breakout Room to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
The summer ended for our teens with a Guardians of the Galaxy movie party. There was a full snack bar available, and every attendee received a space-themed gift bag.
Many thanks to our numerous sponsors, who donated prizes, coupons and more this summer! The Friends of the Westside Libraries donated our three raffle prizes that gave our patrons extra encouragement to read! We also received donations from Raising Cane's, Whataburger, BOSS Chicken, Peter Piper Pizza, and Sonic.