NEW SHARON — Jim Ditzler Memorial Library will host summer reading programs, as well as an educational workshop for children.

Chewonki Traveling Nature Program: Biomimicry, 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 20: Participants will be able to explore the ways that engineers have taken advantage of nature’s evolution. Live animals will be present to show comparisons between man-made products and animal adaptations.

Independent reading programs for preschool to grade five: Participants will receive a log book to record the titles of age-appropriate books they choose to read.

Prizes will be awarded to children based on how many books they read: three books, a pencil or bookmark; six books, globe or ball; nine books, a cube puzzle; 12 books, free kids’ cone.

“Build a Better World- Read!”: This program is for teenagers. Teens are invited to contract with the librarian to read three to five books of their choice between June 20 and Aug. 22. When they have completed their contract they will receive a movie pass.

“Hit the Nail on the Head- Read!”: Adults are encouraged to put their name in for the drawing of assorted prizes. The drawing will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 22. Participant may put their names in the bucket every time they complete a book.

Closing Program: Everyone is invited to make their own ice cream sundae at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22. The drawing for the adult readers will be held.

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