Kids’ summer reading program theme is animals

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NORWAY – Animal lovers of all kinds are invited to join this year’s summer reading program at the Norway Memorial Library. The theme will be “Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales.”

All children are invited to participate by being read to or reading books of their choice from the library’s collection or from their home collections.

There will be four ways that children will be able to join in the fun: children up to age 5 can join “Paws” readers; children entering grades one through three will become “Claws” readers; children entering grades four through six will become “Scales;” children entering grades four through six can participate in a book discussion group and become “Tales.”

Weekly activities will be held for children of all ages throughout the summer based on the theme. The first activity will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, June 16, when Mr. and Mrs. Fish will kick-off the program with their performance of an “Ocean Day.” Costuming themselves as a variety of sea creatures, Mr. and Mrs. Fish will act out life as it is in the sea.

The Children’s Department is holding a book mark contest throughout May. Entry forms are available at the library. Children are encouraged to illustrate the theme of “Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales” on their entry form.

One winning design will be chosen from each of three age levels: preschool through 5, 6 through 8 and 9 through 12. To be considered, entries must be returned to the library by Tuesday, May 30. The winning entries will be printed as book marks and will be available for the start of the summer reading program.

For more information, call Karen at 743-5308.

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