Library turns the page back toward normal


Though the library is not completely closing the book on pandemic protocols, the numbers are up and “the kids are coming in,” with 153 registered for the summer reading program, said Margaret Villarma, director at the Irene Ingle Public Library.

That’s just a small drop from the roughly 170 summer readers of 2019, pre-pandemic.

“It feels like we’re pretty much back,” she said.

The summer reading program will end July 31, with an in-person pool party planned for Aug. 7. “We’ve always had this pool pizza party,” Villarma said. Always, that is, except for last year.

The library has not dropped al...

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