Photos by Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald
With pillows, blankets and books to read, local Girl Scouts spent Saturday morning reading at Fifth Street School as part of the “Just Bookin’ It, I Love to Read” event hosted by Troop 47. The girls spent nearly 1 1/2 hours reading as well as making crafts and enjoying snacks. Riley Wiggins, 7, left, and Ava Ballard, 6, both of Jasper read a book together while stretched out on the gym floor. “It gets you relaxed but not very sleepy,” Ava said when asked why she likes to read.
Kendall Buechler of Celestine, 12, right, read "Diary of a Worm" to Josie Englert, 7, left, Ava Ballard, 6, Riley Wiggins, 7, Ella Wiggins, 7, all of Jasper, Sophie Burce of Petersburg, 6, Mady Steffens and Josie Wiggins, both of Jasper and 7. "Reading is a life skill and builds a vocabulary," said Troop 47 leader Charlotte Schepers. "You need reading for just about everything you do."
Abby Robinson, left, and Morgan Metz, both 11 and of Jasper, read while stretched out on the gym floor.
Leah Chanley of Ireland, 6, added jewels to her magic wand which she can use to help her follow the text in a book while reading.
Laura Gramelspacher, left, her daughter Rosalyn, both of Jasper, 6, Leah Chanley, 6, and her mother Jennifer, both of Ireland, made corner bookmarks together after spending time reading.