The Dell Rapids Carnegie Public Library has seen great growth in their summer reading program over the last couple of years as reported by Library Director Brittany Moeller. Moeller gave the report to the Dell Rapids City Council during their regular meeting on Monday, June 18th.
“Our summer reading is going fantastic so far. We’re only three weeks in, and I’m super excited because we have almost broken 600 people signed up from birth to adults. That’s amazing considering in 2015 we had just barely over 200, so that’s a huge growth,” Moeller said.
There is still time to register and participate in the summer reading program.
Moeller also mentioned that the library has added two programs for this summer for a total of six, which is an increase from four in 2016. A new adult program and another children’s program were added this year. In 2016 the library saw 820 people total participate in the summer programs. In just the first three weeks of 2018, 545 people have already participated in the programs. Those programs will conclude at the end of July.
During the update to the council, Moeller stated that she also recently graduated from the four-year program Library Institute put on by the South Dakota State Library.