For her, being at the reading kickoff was especially important. Lennon has dyslexia, and her grandmother said she's hoping Lennon will learn to read this summer.
"At this point, she cannot read at all," Lennon's grandmother, Allison Abbott of Elkview, said.
Abbott reads to Lennon, though, and Lennon repeats the books back in her own way. She said her favorites are Judy Blume books.
Lennon's sister, 4-year-old Jamie Hickman, also likes to read and said books about squirrels are her preference. She was still clutching the rocket she'd launched and said the best part of the experience was putting tape on the rocket and coloring it.
The girls' brother, 3-year-old Brandon Hall, also joined the activity. He said in a whisper that getting to make the rocket fly was "awesome."
Then, he pointed down Clendenin Street in an effort to show where his rocket traveled. With a grin, he added, "up in the sky."
On Saturday, the library also partnered with the Clay Center for its science program. In addition to space-related activities put on by the center, the library had a booth there where people could register for the library cards and the summer reading club.
Friday night, West Virginia author Homer Hickam spoke about his newest book, "Crater," the first in a series about a boy who lives on the moon. The event was also part of the summer library club's weekend kickoff.
The children's summer library club runs June 2 to July 21.
Reach Alison Matas at alison.ma...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5100.