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Summer Library top readers recognized at Ellinwood celebration
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ELLINWOOD — Summer Library and our After Harvest Festival Local Artists Display for 2019 are now in the books.  

We appreciate all who contributed and participated in our activities. We were quite pleased with the turn out.  Special thank you to Joyce and Joe Schulte, Lois Hammer, and all of the Ellinwood Community Historical Society for coordinating, labeling, set up and take down of the display.  

Thank you also goes to Melody Johnston, Julie Blakeslee, Nicole Hudson, Michele Martin, Monica Hammeke, Kaden Baird, Mahra Johnston, Alaina Straub, and Caden Rowan for the fantastic Summer Library Program.  All of our kiddos seemed to have a great time, and there was a whole lot of reading going on. 

Overall top reader this year was Keighyn Dombroksi and second place was Heidi Brauer. They both receive a free admission to the Cosmosphere.  Top Readers per age group were: Keighyn Dombroski, a tie between Eleanor Joiner and Brynn Widener, and Eden Ringwald. These girls all receive a pair of out of this world star glasses and an orbiting planet.  

One last thank you to Sunflower Bank for sponsoring their gold dollars, Freddy’s of Great Bend for their free ice cream certificates, and the Cosmosphere for the two free admission passes.  We appreciate all of your support.

Sheri Holmes is the director of library and media services for the Ellinwood School and Community Libraries. She can be reached by email at

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Children who participated in the Ellinwood School/Community Summer Library program celebrated on the school lawn marking the end of another great year. The theme this year was “A Universe of Stories,” so space oriented crafts and games and the inflatable moon walk were apropos. - photo by COURTESEY PHOTO