By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Library closes the book on summer reading program with pizza party


August 9, 2023

Caroleine James/Wrangell Sentinel

Rooney Shafer, left, and Jayden Mathieu celebrate their summer reading accomplishments at a pizza party Saturday, Aug. 5, marking the end of the Irene Ingle Public Library summer program.

Young readers flocked to the old gym last Saturday to celebrate their summer achievements with pizza, prizes and a majestic bouncy castle. The event was the culmination of the Irene Ingle Public Library's annual summer reading program, which encourages Wrangell youth to keep their reading skills sharp during the summer months.

Autumn Steyers couldn't recall the title of her favorite book that she read this summer, but the storyline left an impression on her: "It was about a unicorn and a little girl who wanted to be friends with the unicorn," she said. Her experience with the summer reading...

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