The Florence Community Library’s “Dig Into Reading” 2013 Arizona Summer Reading Program came to a magical end with The Craig Davis Comedy, Magic and Juggling Show.  135+ patrons came out on a very hot evening, and celebrated a very successful end to this year’s summer reading program. 

The summer’s top reader was David Moreno, son of Lupe and Maria Moreno, with over ­­­­400 books read. Our top teen reader was Jesusfernando Moreno, son of Lupe and Maria Moreno, with over 170 hours read. Other readers of note were: Anthony Berdge, Savannah and Victor Reece, Eli Tapia Garcia, Isabelle Wang, Kordell and Jazzy Neal, Parson Adams, Tanner, Gabe and Shelby Cox, Josiah and Sarah McConnell, Arcel Lopez, Kaiden and Kyler Graham, Kyle and Megan Yeo, Jared Johnson, Edan Resendiz, Joey Thaxton, Harlie Hall, LaTia Winfield, Jared, Marianne, Brianna and Kyle Johnson, Olivia and Elijah Rome, Blake, Ty and Brody Barden, Samantha Alvarado, Vincent, Luke and Tony Bradeen.  Way to go! Florence’s children and teens read a combined total of over 1,600 books this summer. Congratulations!  See you next year. 

“Groundbreaking Reads”, the library’s adult summer reading program, was also a success.  More than 20 adults participated in the program.  The top adult reader was Denise Kollert, who read 16 books during the run of the program.  Rasheeda Middling placed second, with 10 books read, and Marilyn Hall and Kandi Hartung tied for third place with 8 books.  

The Florence Community Library thanks everyone who contributed or took part in making this program a big success:  The Friends of the Florence Community Library, Alex Toys, Arizona Cardinals, Arizona DiamondBacks, Arizona Renaissance Festival, Phoenix Zoo, Pinal County Historical Museum, Kevin Moss with Phoenix Sandman, Harkins Theatres, B&D Restaurants, Inc./McDonalds, Ginger Marvin with Peter Piper Pizza. Our wonderful volunteers: Melanie Crounse, Payson Crounse, and Nylee Hamilton.  

We appreciated all of their efforts.