The Summer Reading Fair has long been a summer time tradition at the library. Over the years it has grown to be a huge event with over 500 people in attendance with family fun games, entertainment, and food.
This year due to the construction taking place in the Carnegie portion of the building the fair has become another casualty of construction.
The loss of the space for the summer has hindered such programs as storytimes, craft days, and teen game days. With no space to stage the fair, set up prizes and run games the fair has been cancelled this year.
2013 was the first year ever that bad weather moved the Summer Reading Fair indoors. That year we still used the Carnegie building to run several games and the giant prize area that accommodated the more than 125 prize winners.
Plans are being considered to have a library open house once construction is completed and possibly host a small fair as part of the event.