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Hayden Reader of the Week: Kenzie Varner

Hayden Public Library

Kenzie Varner

— The Hayden Public Library announces its first Reader of the Week for this year's Summer Reading Program: "Make a Splash at Your Library." Kenzie Varner, 5, has won the honor. She will be in first grade this fall. Her parents are Chris and Kendra Varner. Kenzie has one younger sister, 1-year-old Gracie, and an older brother, Zane, who is 7.

Kenzie's best friend is Princess, and she says "they play on swings" for fun. Kenzie is just visiting Hayden for the summer to see her grandparents, and she lives in Hotchkiss and has lived there for two years. She has two dogs, Josie and Zoey, and a cat, Mitsey. Kenzie loves playing school at home and says she wants to be a teacher when she grows up.

Kenzie's favorite color is purple and her favorite food, she enthusiastically said, is "macaroni!" Her favorite TV show or movie is Mickey Mouse, and her favorite book also is Mickey Mouse. In Kenzie's free time, she loves to go four-wheeling. Her favorite sport is basketball, and her favorite subject in school is math.

This summer, Kenzie will spend her time visiting her Grandma and Grandpa Peed in Hayden. When asked whether she had any advice for other children about reading, she said, "Keep practicing and keep reading," which is what her parents always tell her. When she found out she was this week's Reader of the Week, Kenzie said she was "excited and very happy." Congratulations, Kenzie!