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Hughesville Area Public Library charts summer reading fun

By Staff | Jun 29, 2012

Owen Newcomer, age 3, grandson of Connie Hauser from Hughesville, visits the Hughesville library during pre-school story hour on June 8. He is coloring his sea otter and wears a special finger puppet he made after listening to Eleanor Dauberman read 'Stop Snoring Bernard.'

HUGHESVILLE – Hughesville Library’s first SUMMER READING PROGRAM for the season is Family Game Night on Wednesday June 27 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The library will offer Bingo, a checkers tournament, other board games and card games, all with prizes according to librarian director, Lena Carichner. “Sign up your children, your grandchildren, your neighbor’s children to come and have a fun time playing games,” she said. Each child from grades K through 6th may choose a book to take home.

Every week during the summer for finishing the recommended number of books, children may choose a small prize. For example pre-schoolers read six books, grades 1 to 3 are to read 35 pages each week and grades 4 to 6 must read 70 pages every week. “We are keeping a chart on the wall where the kids can put a sticker for each book read,” Carichner added. “Summer Reading signups are now underway. Sign your children up to read during the summer. Bring in a completed log and receive a small prize each week for 6 weeks,” she explained.

Special programs are also scheduled. On July 26 Gofer the Clown will appear to do some magic tricks and show how to put on clown make-up. Master Gardener Helen Grosso will be back to help each child make a terrarium to take home on July 31, and she will tell the children some interesting stories about some plants.

For August the staff is looking forward to planning a Dog Day when reading dogs and therapy dogs are expected to come in, and the exact date will be determined soon.

Three story hours are scheduled for the pre-schoolers on Fridays, June 8, July 13 and August 10 at 10:30 a.m.

And for adults the RECIPE EXCHANGE BOX has a large selection of recipes. More can be added. “If you just can’t throw them away, add recipes to our box and someone else will enjoy trying new ideas. Check through the box while you are here and find some new things to try for yourself,” Carichner said. A xoupon exchange box is also available. Bring some, take some. “It’s a cool place to be when it is hot outside while you sort what you can use.”

Other special activities being organized are a “Crafternoon” where we will be dying t-shirts, decorating small flower pots and coloring a pet stuffed animal. “These classes will probably be for two hours on a Saturday,” Carichner said. Stay tuned to the Summer Reading website at wwww.summer-reading.org.

To sign up for any classes or to get more information, call 584-3762.