Week #2   Deanna 

          Hayden Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program announces the second Reader of the Week, twelve year old Deanna. Her parents are Anna and Dan of Lay.  Deanna has a sister Kaycee, age 4 and baby brother Clayton who is 5 weeks old.  Her friends are Jerik “Lama” and Alana. Deanna was born in Steamboat Springs, and has lived in Moffat County her entire life.  The family has many animals: 30 chickens, 5 lambs, 3 horses (Jake, Jesse and Smoke), 2 cats, and 3 dogs named Jade, Belle, and Monte Walsh.  Deanna has a lot of chores taking care of many of them.

          Deanna would like to be a marine biologist when she grows up.  Her favorite colors are teal and turquoise, and her favorite food is chicken Alfredo. Her favorite movie is “Flicka.”  Her favorite books are the “Twilight Series” by Stephanie Myers.  She enjoys reading, riding her bike, horses and “doing rodeo.”  She also likes volleyball and basketball.  In the fall, she will be in 8th grade, and her favorite subject is writing.

When asked for advice about reading, she replied, “You should come to the library, and if you have a “reader,” you should use it.”   Deanna said she was “really excited” about being the Reader of the Week.

Week #1   Alijah 

          Hayden Public Library kicks off the Summer Reading Program with the first Reader of the Week, three year old Alijah. His parents are Camie and Jimmy.  Alijah has three sisters: Mya, 19; Lily, 17, and Maliah, 6. His best friend is his cousin Eve.  The family has two dogs: Midget and Teddy; and one cat named Aggie.

          Alijah’s favorite colors are red and blue and his favorite foods are corndogs and peas.  His favorite movie is Tarzan, and TV show Super Wings.  He wants to be a firefighter when he grows up.  His favorite books are The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see? by Bill Martin, Jr.  His favorite sport is shooting basketballs.  In his free time, he rides his bike and jumps on the trampoline.

His sister Maliah received a “Make a Wish” and so the family will be traveling to Disney World in July.  When asked if he had any advice for other kids about reading he said, “I like books! Big Dinosaur books!”   Alijah said he felt “excited” after learning he was the Reader of the Week.