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July 11, 2013

Plaistow Library News

By Lara L. Croft

PLAISTOW —Summer Reading Activities abound here at the library! Help super sleuth Greg from McAdams Magic and his trusty dog ‘Axel’ (a real dog) find clues using books and the library to solve: ‘The Case of the Missing Library Card’ on July 17 at 2:00 p.m. This program is recommended for Ages 4-11. Space is limited, registration required. On July 18 at 5:30 p.m., ages 11 and up may make your own colorful, fun Friendship Bracelet to keep or give to a friend. Miss Cara, our assistant children’s librarian, will guide you through the fun process of making your own creation. All materials provided. Registration required.

Keep your reading skills sharp with Savannah this summer! Cuddle up and read with this very special Black Labrador Retriever Therapy Dog ‘Savannah’ and her handler. Choose your own books, relax with Savannah and practice your reading skills. Ages 6 and up; offered on July 15 and August 19, from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Registration is required –four 15 minute time slots are available both days.

Each of the six weeks of Summer Reading’s “Dig Into Reading” theme has a different sub-theme with crafts, activities, movies and special events associated with that week’s theme. ‘Buried Treasure’ Summer Reading Week 3 - join us for crafts, activities, and games relating to pirates and buried treasure! This program is recommended for ages 3-12, and intended for those enrolled in the Plaistow Public Library Summer Reading Program. Buried Treasure meets at 2:00 p.m. on Thurs., July 18. Space is limited; please register. Visit the library every Wednesday evening throughout the summer for a family movie relating to that week’s Summer Reading theme. Movies will begin at 5:45 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Registration is required. All ages welcome. The next weeks’ themes include Week 4: “Underground Fantasy,” Week 5: “Dive Into the Deep Sea,” Week 6: “Earthmoving Madness.” Raffle prizes will also be given after Weeks 3 and 6.

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