The Marion-Perry County Library was busy all spring getting ready for the Summer Reading Program. Because of Covid and the uncertainty of having large groups in the library, we decided to work with the Head Start Program, Horseshoe Farm Project and Main Street Marion to plan a program that would reach out to the children in small numbers at a time. Beginning in March, we went to the Headstart classrooms and presented programs based on their curriculum. These were conducted by Mrs. Hansen and Mrs. Nail, and would ordinarily have been in the library. At the same time, our children’s librarians began purchasing and ordering books, puzzles, games, treats and other educational materials to give to the children in the summer. We have spent most of our money to place hardback educational books in the bags, with an emphasis on the graduating Head Start classes to promote literacy during the summer. We have had six in-house reading and story times, with children receiving bags at each visit. We have also coordinated with the Head Start teachers to distribute bags to the children who were unable to come into the library (this is still ongoing as the summer progresses. None of this would have been possible without RC&D.