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Columbia Library Summer Reading Program: They donated HOW MUCH?!?

By Krystal Makowski

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Friday, August 22nd was full of all sorts of fun at the Sanctuary, as we hosted a gathering of approximately 50 kids and parents from the Saxton B. Little Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, from Columbia, CT. The program rewarded their reading with food donations for our animals, instead of earning prizes for themselves.

The kids were very enthusiastic about donating to Our Companions, and, happily, were able to contribute a combined total of 564 cans of cat food and bags of cookies for the dogs. In turn we were able to entertain them with animal- themed books and educational games, while small groups toured the cottages.

We are so very proud of them, and their young, eager spirit of helping others before themselves. If this glimpse is an indication of what the next generation has in store, then there is true reason to celebrate each and every tomorrow. Good job, Summer Reading Program!

Columbia Library Kids

See more photos of the Library's visit here.