Library prepares for evening summer reading program

Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Participants in the Create-a-bug contest made bugs from items found in their homes. Prizes were awarded for the following catagories: Most Creative Bug, Best Use of Materials, Creepiest Bug, Biggest Bug, Most Unusual Bug, Most Realistic Bug and Cutest Bug. Above is Hannah Rainey's Ladybug friend. Hannah won first prize for the Cutest Bug category. --submitted photos

The Nevada Public Library's traditional summer reading program came to a close last Wednesday, with a special program by Bob Goodin and his puppet friends, who performed for a large audience of summer readers. This summer, 217 children were enrolled in the "Catch the Reading Bug" program.

Weekly presentations featuring live bugs and other special attractions accompanied the children's effort to set a goal and read a specific number of books by the end of the program.

The fun isn't over, though, because, this year, the library is offering July Family Fun Nights, to continue the summer reading activities.

Family Fun Nights will take place on Tuesdays, July 8, 15, and 22, at 6:30 p.m.

The staff wanted to expand the activities to include families who are unable to participate during "regular business hours." The Family Fun Night program also gives younger readers a chance to participate. Activities will include stories, snacks, crafts, and games.

Families can call the library to sign up through July 7.

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