Cokato Public Library is closed for renovations. The library will reopen Thursday, April 24.
Reading Provides Adventure For St. Michael Teen
Participants in the library’s Summer Reading Program were eligible for a Blue Ribbon Reader prize drawing. But first they had to write a short essay on why they love reading. Drawing winners at each Great River Regional Library location were submitted to a region-wide drawing. St. Michael’s local drawing winner was Mackenzie Burke, 14, from St. Michael. Here is an excerpt from her essay.
"Many people have asked me why I like to read. Normally, I would answer the question,’how do you not like reading?’ If I had the time I could come up with multiple answers to that simple question, but in the end it all comes down to one thing: adventure…. For me, the easiest way to have my adventure is to read a book. Not only are they always there, but there is a nearly infinite amount of books you can read also. I can read when I don't know what to do, or when I just want to get away from it all. Plus, the more I read, the easier it is to create my own adventures with my own interesting characters and my own fantastical ideas."
Burke, right, is photographed with Marla Scherber, St. Michael branch manager.