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APL director: Program was a hit

APL Director Hope Lassiter said there were an average of 100 kids at the program each Friday. | Andrew Garner/Atmore Advance

APL Director Hope Lassiter said there were an average of 100 kids at the program each Friday. | Andrew Garner/Atmore Advance

The Atmore Area Public Library capped off a successful summer reading program last week with a wild west show.

During the month of June, magicians and entertainers performed for kids to encourage them to read. This year’s theme was “On your mark, get set, READ!!!”

APL Director Hope Lassiter said there were more than 500 participants who came to the library for the program.

“It was very successful,” Lassiter said. “Everyone enjoyed the programs.”

Lassiter said there were an average of 100 kids at the program each Friday.

The Library Partners, Pepsi, McDonalds, Winn-Dixie, Dean’s Grill, and the city of Atmore’s fire and police departments contributed to the program this year, Lassiter said.

To award the top readers of the summer, the APL gave the winners a ticket to a Bay Bears game, along with a slot in the pre-game parade on July 23.

The top readers included:

• Preschool

Mason Wilson, first place

Gabe Zundel, second place

• 5 year olds

Harlow Donnell, first place

Diana Garcia, second place

• 6 year olds

Avery Trawick, first place

Tevin Burt, second place

Logan Diller, third place

Alivia Pierce, fourth place

• 7 year olds

Reagan Zundel, first place

• 8 year olds

LaTabitha Burt, first place

• 9 year olds

Helen Weber, first place

• 10 year olds

Caitlyn Pieper, first place

Luis Garcia, second place

Luke Caraway, third place