TULSA, Oklahoma –
Tulsa mayor G.T. Bynum kicked off the Tulsa City-County Library summer reading program with story time in Central Library’s new Tandy Children’s Garden.
“In the light of the moon, a little egg laid on a leaf,” he read.
In 2017, A Gathering Place is extending the reading challenge into the school year, asking Tulsa County students to read two million books before the park opens next spring or summer.
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Miles Bonilla is aiming to read 1 million books by the opening date of A Gathering Place for Tulsa.
He challenged other children Tuesday to meet him at that goal, though he may have embellished a bit. Miles, nearly 6 years old, signed up to make his contribution to the Tulsa City-County Library’s Summer Reading Program and A Gathering Place’s goal of reading 2 million books before the park opens.
“I have fun books — it’s a lot,” Miles said. “I do have the one the Mayor read.”
During the early kick-off to the summer reading program, Mayor G.T. Bynum read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to more than a dozen children and several dozen adults.