Step right up for reading and firefighting fun!


Devin Ramirez, Kayden Tackett, Sid Sharma, Hayden Fernandez, and Jimmy Backus enjoy some well-deserved cotton candy after completing a firefighter challenge obstacle course.


Six-year-old Ly’Nia Bonner is ready to gobble up some books.


Landon Gamble climbs aboard an Amherst fire truck.


Toni Dolan pulls a weight through the obstacle course.


Collin Turley helps whip up some cotton candy for attendees.


Ian Anderson puts all his might into getting this sled through the obstacle course.


Ava Dutton shows off a newly acquired vial of colored sand.


Gia Pitlak goes home with a butterfly on her face.


Kennedy Banyas waits patiently as a flower is painted on her arm.


Erynn and Wilbur Krebs of Kent provide musical accompaniment for the event.


Photos by Jonathan Delozier | Amherst News-Times

Kids played games, painted their faces, took part in reading activities, and tested their skills in a firefighter challenge July 26 at the Amherst Public Library’s Summer Reading Fun Fair. The event marked the conclusion of all summer reading programs, with participants turning in their logs.

Devin Ramirez, Kayden Tackett, Sid Sharma, Hayden Fernandez, and Jimmy Backus enjoy some well-deserved cotton candy after completing a firefighter challenge obstacle course.
http://theamherstnewstimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/07/web1_IMG_9354.jpgDevin Ramirez, Kayden Tackett, Sid Sharma, Hayden Fernandez, and Jimmy Backus enjoy some well-deserved cotton candy after completing a firefighter challenge obstacle course.

Six-year-old Ly’Nia Bonner is ready to gobble up some books.
http://theamherstnewstimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/07/web1_IMG_9364.jpgSix-year-old Ly’Nia Bonner is ready to gobble up some books.

Landon Gamble climbs aboard an Amherst fire truck.
http://theamherstnewstimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/07/web1_IMG_9366.jpgLandon Gamble climbs aboard an Amherst fire truck.

Toni Dolan pulls a weight through the obstacle course.
http://theamherstnewstimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/07/web1_IMG_9358.jpgToni Dolan pulls a weight through the obstacle course.

Collin Turley helps whip up some cotton candy for attendees.
http://theamherstnewstimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/07/web1_IMG_9356.jpgCollin Turley helps whip up some cotton candy for attendees.

Ian Anderson puts all his might into getting this sled through the obstacle course.
http://theamherstnewstimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/07/web1_IMG_9360.jpgIan Anderson puts all his might into getting this sled through the obstacle course.

Ava Dutton shows off a newly acquired vial of colored sand.
http://theamherstnewstimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/07/web1_IMG_9355.jpgAva Dutton shows off a newly acquired vial of colored sand.

Gia Pitlak goes home with a butterfly on her face.
http://theamherstnewstimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/07/web1_IMG_9369.jpgGia Pitlak goes home with a butterfly on her face.

Kennedy Banyas waits patiently as a flower is painted on her arm.
http://theamherstnewstimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/07/web1_IMG_9365.jpgKennedy Banyas waits patiently as a flower is painted on her arm.

Erynn and Wilbur Krebs of Kent provide musical accompaniment for the event.
http://theamherstnewstimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/07/web1_IMG_9351.jpgErynn and Wilbur Krebs of Kent provide musical accompaniment for the event.