The Plummer Library will celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up month this September.

The program is designed to help to encourage children to visit their local library and get into reading.

“We are trying to encourage literacy with this program,” Head Librarian Paulina Freeburg said.

Those who visit the library in September to sign up for a library card and to check out a book will be entered into a drawing for a gift card. Signing up for the card is quick and easy as well as free.

In other library news, the Plummer Library recently ended its Summer Reading program with around 30 participants this year.

Ms. Freeburg said that they had a lower turnout than normal due to concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus in the local community.

“We did most of the program online this year but still had a lower completion rate than normal,” Ms. Freeburg said. “We also didn’t have the gatherings like normal.”

Ms. Freeburg did say that they had three prize winners for the summer reading program. Those winners were Kailey McElderry, Aleah McElderry and Bayleigh Humphrey.

She said that she hopes that people will start frequenting the library more this fall and that they still offer services like curbside pick-up for those who are not willing to go into the building.

“We are trying to stay healthy and we want people to realize that it is safe to come into the library,” Ms. Freeburg said.

For more information contact the Plummer Public Library at 208-686-1812.

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