STRONG — The Strong Public Library held a pirate party on Aug. 12 at the Forster Memorial Building to celebrate the end of the summer reading program. Children ages 5 to 12 and their families were invited to celebrate with cake and ice cream.

After eight weeks of reading and water-focused activities based on this year’s theme, “Make a Splash @ Your Library,” the children were ready to don pirate paraphernalia and play pin the parrot on the pirate. Each child at the party received a pirate hat, cutlass, eye patch and backpack as well as a gift bag of goodies.

The library received a grant from Bangor Savings Bank in the spring, which was used for the party and to purchase books and craft materials that went along with the theme.

Jacob White, 12, won a $15 first place prize for his poster depicting the need to keep lakes and rivers clean. Jasmine Smith, 13, received a $10 second place prize and third place went to her brother, Michael Smith, 9.

The poster contest, as well as an art contest for young adults, was sponsored by the members of the Porter Lake Association, who also donated the prize money.

Delani Littlefield, a junior at Mt. Abram High School, took the $20 prize for the best poster in the young adult category.

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