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Make a Splash! Kids’ Summer Reading Program

June 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Books, Children, City Library, Events

Are you looking for something free for your children to do this summer?  Join us at the Manchester City Library for our annual summer reading program.  This year’s theme is Make a Splash, Read! and will run from June 21st and August 6th.
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To participate in the program, children are encouraged to read, or have read to them, 10 books.  Librarians and volunteers will be available daily to share stories, chart books, and award prizes.  Some of this year’s prizes are sponsored by Blake’s, Mel’s Funway, McDonald’s, and Ben and Jerry’s.  Registration for the program will begin on June 21st.

We will be offering many weekly programs for different ages during the weeks of the summer reading program:

  • Mondays:  Family matinée at 1:00 PM (movies are listed below)
  • Tuesdays:  Family storytime for all ages at 9:30 AM
  • Wednesdays:  Little Movers storytime for ages 2 to 5 at 10:30 AM
  • Thursdays:  Summer crafts for grades K-5 at 9:30 AM
  • Fridays:  Lap-sit storytime for 23 months and under at 9:30 AM

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Many other fun activities, raffles and programs are planned.  The program will be kicked off with an indoor family beach party on Monday, June 21st from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, and will end with a summer reading party on Thursday, August 13th at 2:00 PM, where the Majestic Theatre Trust will be performing Go West, a fun, adventure filled production.  So jump in the library this summer and get your feet wet!  For further information call the children’s department at 624-6550, ext. 328.

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