Rangely Library summer reading carnival…

phRGLibraryReadingFestivalApproximately 300 children arrived at Rangely’s town square to play games, ride horses, win prizes and consume their fair share of sugar on Aug. 5 at the Rangely Library’s annual summer reading carnival.

The event had old-style carnival games and rewarded children and adults for participation in a summer reading program. It saw its best turnout yet, library director Amorette Hawkins said. 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 all responsible for the event’s success, Hawkins said. There were 834 toddlers through high school-aged children and 157 adults in the reading program this summer.