Linden closes chapter on 2023 summer reading


The Linden Carnegie Public Library wrapped up its summer reading program with an entertaining magic performance by Nick Geigle from GG Magic and Balloons. He performed a magnificent magic show, and then made wonderful balloon creations for each child.

Attendees also enjoyed ice cream and created their own key chains to take home.

Over the course of the summer, kids have kept track of their reading time to enter into prize drawings. Winners were: Stella Lidester, Easton Stevens, Charlotte Powell, Archer Schmitt, Evan Wininger, Mark Mouradian, Olivia Murdock, John Wininger, Cora Vanderhoof, Kinley Lidester, Jack Patterson, Jayden Nethercutt, Flynn Snyder, Killian Simms, Calvin Adams, Ellie Gentry, Lachlan Hudson, Jack Vanderhoof, Haven Delp, Madeline Gentry, Dylan Cabell, Cora McCloud, Alex Mouradian, Abbie Guthrie, Elli Crane, Austin Lidester, Elaine Guthrie, Thomas Lidester, Phillip Powell, Kinsleigh Stevens, and Allison Powell.

The library would like to thank the businesses and organizations that helped to sponsor the programs and prizes; the staff is so grateful for all of the local support. Thank you to the following: Arni’s, Blankenship Auto Care, Clark Truck Equipment, Dutcher Trenching, Hoosier Heartland State Bank, Jimmy John’s, Kiwanis of Crawfordsville, LSC Communications, McCord Electric, The Mitchell Agency, Murphy Trailer Sales, Nucor Steel, Pizza Hut, Pizza Corner, Tri Kappa Delta Omicron Chapter and Valero Renewable - Linden. The library’s next activity will be a Chalk the Walk at Hoosier Heartland State Bank in Linden at 3:30 p.m. July 27. All are welcome.