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Summer Reading Program Concludes With Magic Show, Awards Ceremony

The Nashville Public Library drew the curtains on another successful summer reading program on Wednesday, July 24, with a magical performance and awards celebration for those who logged in the most time in front of a book this season.

The theme for this year was “It’s Showtime At The Library,” and many of the events centered on

A trio of readers were awarded as the top for this season. The first place finish went to Ryan Hanenberger (at right); second place was Dakota Hanenberger, center; and Addie Harre, left.

Glen Foster delighted the crowd with a magic show. He also provided a workshop with the children and taught them how to perform a few magic tricks. You can learn more about Foster by visiting his website

Library Director Kelsey Schaepperkoetter and aide Amie Thomas hand out awards during the summer reading program’s last day. Schaepperkoetter said there were 107 participants who signed up for this year’s program, and 64 were active throughout the entire six-week event. This is a considerable increase from last year, which saw 30 to 40 readers.

There were more than 25,000 minutes read with an impressive average of 595 minutes of reading per day of the program.

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