HEY, KIDS, WE NEED YOUR HELP! Prairie Community Library has a new arrival and this time it isn't a book! It's a puppy holding a book donated by Dog Bark Park. He came without a name so we want you to NAME THE DOG. A contest will begin this week and continue through December 31. Anyone 12 years of age and under is eligible to enter. If you havenít seen him yet, come by the library and see what you think his name should be. He loves to be read to.
Write the name you choose for him on a piece of paper and drop it in the special box in the library. Be sure to include your NAME, AGE, address and phone number on the back of the paper. A winner will be picked early in January. A prize will be awarded.
Dennis Sullivan carved him from pine wood from Charlie Poxleitner's land on Cottonwood Butte. So he is no stranger to the area.
Intermountain Therapy Animals has a program called R.E.A.D. which stands for Reading Educational Assistance Dogs. Dog Bark Park has donated other dog statues to this group which also uses real live dogs to help children with medical needs as well as reading skills. Dennis and Frances encourage everyone to read. We at the Library thank them for this and their many other contributions to the library.
The Christmas Coloring Contest is about to begin, so kids bring your picture to the library where they will be displayed on the bulletin board. A winner will be selected from each age group later in December and a prize will be awarded. Remember, you canít win if you donít enter. While there be sure to see all the new books that are now available including a great selection of Caldecott and Newbery books.
Once again, The Hangout is providing, at no cost, a Thanksgiving Dinner between 11 AM and 2 PM for anyone who would like to join them.
Thanksgiving Greetings from the Library Board and donít forget to count your blessings.
Prairie Community Library is asking local youngsters to come up with a name for this little guy who was made for the Library by Dennis Sullivan of Dog Bark Park. The book heís reading is entitled ďHow to Teach Humans to do Tricks.Ē Anyone 12 and under can enter by writing your name suggestion on a piece of paper and dropping it off in the special box at the library. Be sure to put your name and address on the back of the paper. Photo by Laurine Nightingale.