Summer Reading Club

by | Jun 4, 2015 | Latest

By Wyndi Veigel

News Editor

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Throughout the year, the atmosphere in the Lois Nelson Public Library may have been different for Princetonites than what will be taking place this summer.

As Summer Reading Club takes flight, Librarian Cathy Dunkel along with the library board, are doing their best to keep the atmosphere kid friendly and to promote early literacy.

The Summer Reading Program, which is open to all ages, will start from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, June 8 with a kick off party.

Embracing the state-wide “Every hero has a story” theme, the event will feature Princeton Fire Chief Tom Harvey and Princeton Police Chief James Waters along with McGruff and Smokey Bear.

Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras for photo ops with police and firefighters along with McGruff and Smokey.

During the party, Dunkel said, participants will get their reading logs and instructions for the summer.

“Our goal is to get them excited about reading,” Dunkel said. “If we can make it fun, then they learn to think of reading as enjoyable.”

Throughout the summer, there will be weekly activities for reading club participants.

At 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday, there will be a story time along with a simple craft. At 3 p.m. each Friday, there will be a family movie event.

At the conclusion of the Summer Reading Club, July 31, all participants will receive prizes and a free book.

Top readers will also receive a prize.

 

 

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