Library celebrates young readers

Jase Rike

Jase Rike

Donald Jurich

Malaysee Burgess

Lily Harju

Madyson Burke

Lily Harju

For the Weekly Record Herald

WEST MILTON — The Children’s Summer Reading Program was a rousing success this year at the Milton-Union Public Library, thanks to many parents, grandparents, guardians, and special guests like the West Milton Fire Department and Police Department. The library also extends gratitude to Rudy’s Dairy Bar and Curry’s Video for prize donations that were enjoyed by all! Funding for events came from the New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library.

Approximately 1,000 children paraded through the library over the summer for programs and special events. Every child that completed the “Every Hero has a Story” summer reading and activity log received a special backpack stuffed with goodies, and those who finished multiple times were able to enter their name in a grand prize drawing.

The grand prize winners were: Lily Harju, who received a Marvel Super Heroes Lego Set, Jase Rike, who won a Lego City Coast Guard Patrol Set, Madyson Burke, with a Lego City Mobile Police Unit Set, Donald Jurich, with a Superhero T-Shirt, Avengers Junior Novel and a Superman figurine, Madalyn McGuffey, winning a Superhero T-Shirt, Big Hero 6 Book, and a Batman figurine, and finally Malaysee Burgess, who won a Batman and Superman figurines, Spiderman tattoos, Avengers Frisbee, and Avengers coloring book.

These are all the children who successfully completed the summer program, both K-5 and Tiny Tots: Adalin Bailey, Bryson Bailey, Cayson Bailey, Aubree Bates, Faith Beeson, Campbell Berner, Carter Berner, Cason Berner, Annalyn Black Sophia Blackburn, Malaysee Burgess, Madyson Burke, Michael Burke, Timber Carter, Evan Clark, Vivien Clark, Kamryn Clint, Coar Coate, Abibail Coehick, Adelinda Conrad, Tucker Cooper, Aiden Crist, Ava Crist, Ethan Crist, Owen Crist, Brooklyn Crowe, Madelyn Crowe, Scarlet Crowe, Carly Deaton, Troy Devers, Chase Dickens, Caily Dickey, Jaylynn Eaton, Madelyn Entingh, Rachel Forney, Caleb Fuller, Ethan Fuller, Jacob Fuller, Carson Fulton, Layla Fulton, Raegan Fulton, Daulton Guthzeit, Stewart Guthzeit, Piper Hahn, Ryan Hahn, Anita Harju, Caroline Harju, Goben Harju, Lily Harju, Oliver Harju, Jayden Hatcher, Jacob Hawkins, Alyssa Helton, Jullian Hinten, Isabel Hislope, Joseph Holstings, Alex Howell, Donald Jurich, Patricia Jurich, Laurali Karns, Logan Keys, Anderson Kopp, Elli Kowal, Charlie Lane, Ethan Lane, Chloee Lang, Kiefer Livingston, Halie Loy, Natalie Lucente, Leland Madewell, Mitchell Madewell, Tyler Manuel, Abby Matthews, Sarah Matthews, Caley McCarroll, Malina McCarroll, Tyler McCarroll, Madalyn McGuffey, Mason McGuffey, Ashyln McPheron, Bethany McPheron, Katelyn McPheron, Sara Beth McPheron, Brooke Metzger, Kyle Metzger, Ben Motz, Ethan Mowry, Logan Mowry, Jacob Newsome, Anastasia Olander, Lauren Overla, Isabelle Peters, Ivey Peters, Trevor Peters, Victor Peters, Vincent Peters, Leiley Prichard, Cody Raterman, Jase Rike, Rylee Rose, Tommy Ryerson, Jenny Schmidt, Riley Shaw, Kaylee Sowers, Addy Stevens, Amanda Storer, Brayden

Storer, Brian Storer Jr., Jocelyn Summer, Logan Sykola, Haley Thompson, Faith Tims, Levi Tracy, Elliot Trim, Oliver Trim, Kiera Trimbach, Aubrey Twentier, Marissa Twentier, Hayden Voskuhl, Vallerie Voskuhl, Emma W., Abby Williams, Nate Williams, Samantha Williams, Bella Wilson, Isaiah Wilson, Riley Wilson, Ryan Wilson, Reuben Wray, Cason Yount, Maura Yount, Rowen Yount, Sam Zank, Simon Zank, Noah Sumbro, and Channig Duke Zunke.

Milton-Union Public Library is located at 560 S. Main St. For more information, call 937-698-5515 or visit

Jase Rike Rike

Donald Jurich Jurich

Malaysee Burgess Burgess

Lily Harju Harju

Madyson Burke Burke

Lily Harju Harju