As summer classes and events are winding to a close, we are so thankful for the many people who helped us [at the Crestview Public Library] build a better world.

In Mo Willems' "The Thank You Book," Piggie attempts to thank everyone who is important to him. His friend, Elephant Gerald, is certain he will forget someone. I'm also afraid I'll forget someone, but here I go.

Thank you:

Children — for listening and reading and laughing and learning with us

Parents — for bringing children and making us a part of your child's summer

Coworkers — for checking items in and out; for shelving; for your patience with the crazy; for your support in so many ways

Audrey Milcarek — for teaching ages 6-8

Jean McCarthy — for teaching ages 9-14

Sharon Jones and Marie Heath — for teaching the Mt. Zion Outreach

Angie Nousiainen — for bringing Dozer the Therapy Dog

Dozer — for listening to children read

Crestview Police Department — for teaching us to trust police officers

Volunteers — for shelving, shelf-reading, cleaning and your patience with the crazy

Whataburger, Applebees, Papa John's and Little Caesar's — for free food for reading

Friends of the Crestview Library — for providing milk to go with our cookies at the Reader Awards

Donors — for funds or items for activities or awards

Stop by to read to Dozer 10-11 a.m. July 20 or Aug. 5 if it's not raining.

We have one Ages 3-5 Library Class before school starts. Join us at 10:15 a.m. Aug. 8 for stories and activities that'll make you want to flap your wings!

The Ages 0-2 Library Class starts again at 9:15 a.m. Aug. 11. We'll learn "All About Me."

Heather Nitzel is the Crestview Public Library's youth services librarian.