The library will offer stories and activities for children as part of its summer reading program set for  June 17-21. | Alison James
The library will offer stories and activities for children as part of its summer reading program set for June 17-21. | Alison James

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Can you dig it?

Published 10:47am Thursday, May 16, 2013

Public library invites children to dig into reading this summer

School will soon be out, but summer can still be a time of reading with services from the Dadeville Public Library – especially the library’s summer reading program.

“I’m hoping a lot of kids come out and enjoy it and love it so much they beg to come back next year,” said library director Abbigale Mangarelli.

Registration for the program opened May 15. This year’s program will be themed “Dig Into Reading.”

“There are going to be books that coordinate with the day’s activities,” Mangarelli said. “We’ll pull a couple books and read them and go over them and have a small activity afterwards.”

The week’s activities, scheduled for June 17–21 from 1–3 p.m. each day, will feature special activities hosted by the Master Gardeners. Mangarelli suggested wearing play clothes.

“We’ll be digging in dirt and coloring and painting and things like that,” Mangarelli said.

“Dig into Reading” is open to children in preschool through middle school. All children who attend must be accompanied by an adult.

Through the program children will learn about buried treasure, dinosaur bones, ancient civilizations and vegetables.

“It teachers kids to utilize the library in their free time,” Mangarelli said. “It will keep kids reading during the summer so they’re not behind when the new school year rolls around.”

Snacks will not be served as part of the program. Registration closes June 14.

For more information, call the library at 256-825-7820 or visit www.dadevillepubliclibrary.com.

 

 

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