Carnival encourages reading…

phRGLibraryReadingFestivalApproximately 380 children gathered in Rangely’s town square to play games, ride horses, win prizes and consume sugar on Aug. 5 for the Rangely Library’s annual summer reading carnival.

The event featured carnival games and it rewards children and adults for joining a summer reading program. It saw its best turnout yet, library director Amorette Hawkins said, adding, “I want to get every kid in Rangely here, and any kids visiting in town to come, too.” Rangely Junior/Senior High School Student Council members, Rangely 4-H members, Julia Davis, Connie Skelton, Bart Neilsen, Julie Allred, Giovanni’s Italian Grill and the Town of Rangely were reponsible for the event’s success. Roughly 157 adults joined the reading program as well.