Riley Smith of Highlandville won the drawing for a back-to-school basket at the Christian County Library. He received a basket that contained items including a game, books, and a $15 gift certificate to Wal-Mart. Riley is six years old and will be home schooled at the first grade level this year. He likes all the Dick and Jane series books and comes to the library twice a week to pick up more books. When not reading, Riley likes sports, especially baseball, and fishing. He also enjoys helping his dad in his cleaning business.
The library will have additional drawings for Fall and Christmas baskets sponsored by Friends of the Library (FOL). Patrons are encouraged to come in to the library in October and sign up to win a child’s Fall basket, and to come in to the library in December and sign up to win a child’s or an adult’s Christmas basket.
FOL is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that provides funding to the library primarily through two book sales each year. Funds are used to support various programs and enhancements at the library. For additional information call the library at 581-2432, or visit the library’s web site at www.christiancounty.lib.mo.us.