Ice Cream Celebration honors HPL readers and makers

The Homer Public Library last Saturday honored readers and super readers at its annual Ice Cream Celebration and Young Maker’s Faire. About 150 people attended. Kids who read 600 or more minuteswere invited to attend, although many young people read much more than that. Ulmer’s Drug & Hardware donated two backpacks filled with school supplies and Scarlett Uhlig and Konrad Overholt each won one in a raffle.

To be a Super Reader, kids had to read 45 hours. From those kids who read 45 hours, the winner for the prize was randomly selected. The Grand Prize Winner had to read 600 minutes and attend the celebration. The winner for the grand prize was raffled from the kids who met the criteria.

The community was incredibly generous to the Summer Reading Program. Homer Foundation, City of Homer, Friends of the Homer Library, Rasmuson Foundation, Alaska USA, Emblem Club, The Homer Bookstore, Ulmer’s Drug & Hardware, Cosmic Kitchen, Northwind, Two Sisters, Save-U-More, Fat Olives, Fred Meyer, and many volunteers all supported summer reading at the library.

The Friends of the Homer Library announced the new name of the bookmobile: “BOB the Bookmobile.” “BOB” is an acronym for “Books on Board.” Einar Pederson (age 10) and Brady Coppo (age10) independently entered the same name in the Name the Bookmobile Contest.

Winners in the LEGO contest are:

• 0-5 years:

Millie Hodges (My Home Category)

Maren Steen (Open category)

• 6-11 years:

Mayzie Kee (My Home category)

Zephaniah Weisser (open category)

Daniel Christ (Creativity award)

Keeley and West Hodges (Team, open category)

Genevieve and Jerica Bracken (team, My Home category)

• 12-17 years:

Rio Shemet-Pitcher (open category and People’s choice award)

Theo and Seamus McDonough (team)

Ice Cream Celebration honors HPL readers and makers