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By David Martin

Feeling the squeeze: Library programs continue on despite funding losses


David Martin

Carter Corthell gets blasted by a bubble sprayer while his cousin Oliver Lee patiently waits his turn Tuesday afternoon at Centennial Park. The Sweetwater County Library hosted a Story Time and other events at the parkas part of its summer reading programs. The county library system, despite funding cuts over the past decade, continue to host numerous programs and events for residents.

The Sweetwater County Library's multipurpose room was filled with smiling faces Monday morning, though few as beaming as Becky Iwen's.

The library's manager of youth services, Iwen read stories and sang to 25 toddlers and parents gathered for the weekly Toddler Time program she hosts. Iwen brings an energy similar to Fred Rogers and Sheri Lewis when interacting with the children. Wearing a soft gray cardigan over a pink dress and sporting her trademark colorful hair -- this time dyed a lavender hue, the children watch closely and sing along with Iwen.

At the end of the program, some mother...

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