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Blazing literary trail

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Dear Editor:The summer reading program, “Blaze a Trail to Your Library,” at the Basalt Regional Library is officially over. Middle school kids can still write down the titles of the books from the library they read until Aug. 28.We had a good time with 281 kids signing up for the program and a summer full of reading, book discussions, read aloud chapter books, activities and prizes! I would like to thank the individuals and business sponsors who support us and help make the summer reading program possible. My thanks go out to: Wendy’s, Toy Shack, Movieland, Susan’s Flowers & Gifts, Ajax Bike & Sports, City Market, Hot Mama’s, Midland Avenue Depot, 7-11, El JeBowl, Basalt Town Pool, Joanie Haggerty, Dyan Murphy, Diane Schwener.Also, Basalt Clinic Pharmacy, Daly Property Services, Basalt Printing, In & Out House, Capitol Deli, and Bagel Bites. I couldn’t provide the books and prizes for kids from preschool to middle school without your help! Thanks to the Roaring Fork Conservancy, Alpine Bank-Basalt, John Beach, Phyllis Townsend, Brenda Stern and Anita Strickbine for your help with special activities. Also thank you to: Debbie, Austin and Max Kendrick, Lauren Emenaker, Corinne Gillenwater, Stefanie Strecher, Carol and Sarah Maner, Jennifer Fischer and Brian Larson, Maurine, Maggie and John Paul Fitzpatrick, Mina Evenden, Kim and Rebecca Holland, Desiree Vannice, Alexa Aitkin, Liz Gremillion and Polly Pollard for helping with the Western Hoedown to kick off the summer reading program. And thank you to my co-workers and volunteers for helping blaze a trail to our library!Susan Emenakerchildren’s servicesBasalt Regional Library

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