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Hayden Reader of the Week: Alex Boyd

Hayden Reader of the Week: Alex Boyd

Alex Boyd, 7, of Hayden, was chosen as the Hayden Public Library's Reader of the Week. Alex often visits the library with his mom and enjoys playing Reader Rabbit on the kid's computer, and he participates in the summer reading program.

Alex was born in Steamboat and has lived in Hayden his whole life. His parents are Sondra and Jeremy Boyd. He attends Hayden Valley Elementary School, where he will be in second grade next year. His best friends are his grandma and grandpa. He also likes to play with his friend Caleb at school. Alex would like to be a light rail driver when he grows up.

His favorite color is yellow, his favorite food is macaroni and cheese and his favorite movie is "Polar Express." He enjoys playing with his power trains, football and swimming. In school, his favorite subject is math. His favorite books are "Z is for Moose" by Kelly Bingham and "Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs" by Mo Willems.

This spring, his family went to Salt Lake City on vacation, and later this summer, he will visit his grandparents in Kansas. When asked if he had any advice for other kids about reading, he said, "Reading is fun. Read every day." Alex said he was "happy" when he found out he was the Reader of the Week.

The library holds the Reader of the Week contest each summer, and the winner is interviewed for the Steamboat Today; wins a T-shirt, a water bottle and a book; and chooses the food for the weekly Bingo and Cooking program.

— Ana Lash, Hayden Public Library director