Summer Reading Program at DeSoto Parish Library is over for this year 2023. Each branch has given prizes and awards to the summer reading participants. Pelican Library presented the top three readers in three categories with a tablet, three second -place readers received a family pack of 4 tickets to splash kingdom, and also three third-place readers received kindness swag bags. The first-place reader in the early fiction category was Locklyn Childress, who read 264 books, 2nd place was Harper Hesser, who read 203 books and 3rd place was Samantha Steadman, who read 78 books. In the Juvenile chapter books category, 1st place reader was Colt Tipton with 58 books read,
2nd place was Charlotte Tipton with 26 books read and 3rd place was Tukker Stampley with 16 books read. In the YA category, Bryson Hesser was the 1st place reader with 11 books read, Kyan Jackson was in 2nd place with 10 books read and Malajah Housley was in 3rd place with 5 books read. Daylee Stampley, Braeden Penn and Elliott Toups received certificates for reading 10 or more books. An award was given to Mrs. Victoria Childress for the adult who attended every adult program this summer. Ms. Tori also attended the children’s programs, and she was very helpful. Amber Sims was our next adult to receive an award for attendance and helped out with the children’s programs as well. Kudos to the kids and parents! So proud to all of you! Keep on reading and come back soon to the library.