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Dig Into Reading this summer at the library

Posted May 08, 2013 in Community Featured, Greene County

DIG into Reading LogoWe’re going  underground with the 2013 children’s annual summer reading program “Dig Into Reading!” at the Jefferson Public Library.

Enter the reading cave in the children’s department, and burrow your way through the stacks of amazing books you can read this summer. It’s important for children to read during the summer months to help them maintain or improve their reading skills.

The annual summer reading program will begin on June 1 for children 4 years old through fifth grade. Stop in to register beginning May 25 and pick up your packets filled with summer fun.

Join us for movie days with brown bag lunches, fossil cookies, rock candy and dirt with worms. Come see programs featuring the Blank Park Zoo and Chris McBrien performing as Iowa Jones: Raiders of the Lost Books. And be sure to enter the special contests and drawings. These are just some of the fun activities planned for the summer. Wait, there’s more.

As you do your tasks and read during the months of June and July, you can play the “Look What’s Under the Ground” game, dig up some “dinosaur” bones, and create prehistoric cave art. Then dig deep into your family tree and discover your roots. Tunnel underground with us to learn about animals that live in burrows, and make sand clay. Dig for treasures — and not just any treasures, but magic fizzing rock treasures.

Our program can be taken to the ball park, on vacation, or to Grandma’s house. Children earn incentives for tasks completed and books read, along with special “bucks” that can be exchanged for prizes at the final party. Every child who completes the program earns a T-shirt, free book, pizza certificate, ice cream certificate, zoo pass, bookmark and reading certificate. A grand prize is also awarded. Children may participate in the annual summer reading program at no charge, thanks to our generous local businesses and organizations that sponsor the program.

There will also be a teen reading program offered on Thursday afternoons from June 13 through Aug. 8. This year’s theme is “Beneath the Surface”. Any teen who has completed sixth through 11th grade may participate.

Please call the library for more information about summer programs.

Jefferson Public Library
200 West Lincoln Way
386-2835 Adult Dept
386-4415  Children’s Dept
Mon. and Wed.: 1 – 8 p.m.
Tues. and Thurs.:
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 1 – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

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