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Walk to Fitness winners

Congratulations to our Walk to Fitness challenge winners! The challenge ran from June 6 to July 25.

Winners were:

1st place – Andrea Anderson (944,969 steps)

2nd place – Makenna Shemwell (651,932 steps)

3rd place – Jennifer Shemwell (343,119 steps)



Andrea Anderson



Makenna and Jennifer Shemwell

Open House – Jeanie Kittinger

Thistle Cottage will host an open house for Jeanie Kittinger, August featured artist, on Aug. 18. A selection of Kittinger’s work is on display at Thistle Cottage, including paintings and books she illustrated. More of Kittinger’s work is also currently on exhibit in Franklin, TN.
The public is invited to visit with Kittinger during the open house to meet the artist and discuss her work. Refreshments will be provided.
Kittinger’s artwork will be on display at Thistle Cottage until the end of the month.

A few pieces of Kittinger’s artwork is posted below, but her exhibit at Thistle Cottage contains many more such works.






Book Signing


Join us Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at our Central City library to meet two local authors, Barry Duvall and Mike Moore, and get your copies of their books signed! Duvall is the author of the new Wings of Immorality, and Mike Moore is the author of the Murders of Muhlenberg County series.

Animal Tales

July 14 is National Summer Learning Day! Join us for this fun “Ready, Set, Reptiles” program from Animal Tales! We’ll have several live animals at the library for the program. Visit for more information!

Summer Reading Prize Winners

Congratulations to all our Summer Reading prize winners!


SRP Winner - Layla Gardner

Layla Gardner


SRP Winner - Jolie Trahan

Jolie Trahan


SRP Winner - Amelia Mohnen

Amelia Mohnen


SRP Winner - Jazziah Noffsinger

Jazziah Noffsinger


SRP Bike Winner - Roslyn Phillips

Roslyn Phillips


SRP Bike Winner - Jaxson Anderson

Jaxson Anderson


SRP Bike Winner - Klayton Wilken

Klayton Wilken


(One bike winner declined to be photographed.)


We also recognized adult Summer Reading winners at our finale Lunch and Learn on June 24. The patrons who read the most were Ema Reed (Central City) and Elin Smith (Harbin Memorial), and Tammy Durall and Gertrude Whitmer each won a Kindle Fire as a grand door prize during the finale.

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