Luther library celebrates end of summer reading program

LUTHER — The community was invited to celebrate all the hard work and fun Luther area youth put into reading and activities at the Luther Area Public Library for their annual summer reading program.

Originally, an outdoor block party was planned, but plans changed due to drenching rains, and instead, the party took place inside the library.

Games, face painting, arts and crafts, hot dogs and snacks, as well as a special cake, were among some of the day's festivities.

"Our 2022 Summer Reading Program has come to an end. All of us at the library had a wonderful time, and we look forward to next year," said Theresa Laughlin, of the Luther Area Public Library.

This year's theme for the summer reading program was "Oceans of Possibilities" Some of the fun included pirates, a shipwreck movie, seashell crafts, ocean-life art creations and more.

A special shout out went to all moms and dads, Debi Lakatos, Shelly Miller, Katrina and Drake Manwaring, Carrie Fansler, Lorrie Jarvis, Becky and Michael Susanka, and Rockwell Lodge for their help for the party, and to Dairy Queen, Gamestop, Pizza Hut and Walmart, of Cadillac, for donations.

Businesses and individuals, as well as the Village of Luther, also were thanked for their support and donations toward the reading program through the years.