Monday, July 22, 2013

Scouts support Summer Reading Program Finale

Several scouts from Troop 97 volunteered with the JBPHH Library's Summer Reading Program finale.   The library celebrated the theme, HAVE BOOK WILL TRAVEL.

Colonel Kirkendall, commander of the 647 ABG, praised the library's recent renovations.

Phyllis Frenzel, the library director, cut the ribbon with Colonel Kirkendall.

One of the scouts offered a "blessing":

Books are of the people, by the people, for the people. Literature is the immortal part of history; it is the best and most enduring part of personality. But in a library, you can at any moment converse with Socrates or Shakespeare or Carlyle or Dumas or Dickens or Shaw or Barrie or Galsworthy. And there is no doubt that in these books you see these men at their best. They wrote for you. They "laid themselves out," they did their ultimate best to entertain you, to make a favorable impression. You are necessary to them as an audience is to an actor; only instead of seeing them masked, you look into their innermost heart of heart.

William Lyon Phelps – 1933
The Pleasure of Books

Inside the newly renovated library, a magician entertained children of all ages.

A good time was had by all!

After the magic show, Scouts from Troop 97 served pizza and drinks to the families.  Mahalo, Scouts, for volunteering!

Troop 97 earned the Reading Merit Badge in April.

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