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Summer program for island kids at the Orcas Library

June 19, 2013 · Updated 3:59 PM

“Dig Into Reading,” this year’s summer reading program for kids at Orcas Island Public Library, will run from June 19 to August 17.

The program is open to children from preschool through middle school.

Parents of preschoolers are encouraged to enroll their children and read aloud with them as part of the program. The goal is to encourage children to use and not lose the reading skills they’ve already learned so they are ready to move forward when they go back to school in September.

Registration for the 2013 summer reading program begins Wednesday, June 19, at the library.

After registering, children will keep a reading log and will earn “Library Dollars” that can be used to buy books from the “store” at the library.

There will be a weekly drawing for a bag of gifts for those who have checked in at the library with their reading log during that week.

Special activities will include “Tuesday Afternoon at the Movies” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. to watch movies based on children’s books, and Thursday morning storytimes from 11 a.m. to noon with music, stories, and craft or play activities.

Saturday storytimes at the Farmers’ Market will be on the Village Green beginning at 11 a.m.

Children are also invited to walk in the parade on July 6 behind the summer reading program banner.

A free t-shirt will be given to the first 25 kids who show up on parade day to walk with the library parade entry. Call Nita Couchman at the Library for details at 376-4985.

All activity programs are free. For more information, stop by the library, check out www.orcaslibrary.org on the “Kids and Teens” page, or call Nita Couchman at 376-4985.


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