Saddle Up: Library wrangles readers this week

BLACKFOOT – Things are a little wild at the Blackfoot Public Library right now. Librarians are dressed like sheriffs and young readers are being deputized.
Registration for the summer reading program opened Monday and librarian Lisa Harral said "we are breaking all records for first day registration. The phones are ringing off the hook, there are tons of people coming in. It is just great."
The theme this summer is "Saddle Up and Read". The library is offering adventure days, activity stations and you will find local faces on wanted posters throughout the summer.
There will be an activity station set up every day through July. They are free of charge and patrons can walk in anytime and participate.
"We get it budgets are tight and summer should be fun," said Harral. "We (the library) have to be the 'fun place' to fill the void. It is a neat opportunity to showcase what we can do. It really is free fun."
The library is prepared to register 1,500 people for the reading program. That is more than ever before. But, once they hit that number they will no longer accept registrations. No registration is required for the other activities. There will be extra "officers" on hand this week to answer questions and register readers. The Blackfoot Public Library is at 129 N. Broadway.