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Library’s summer program gives children incentive to read

You may be finding that you’re having trouble getting your child interested in reading. Or maybe he starts a book and never finishes it. Perhaps you have such an avid reader on your hands that you can’t keep up with her need for books.

Whatever your reading situation is at home and/or at school, the Summer Reading Program at the Truckee Library can encourage and support your child’s relationship with books, provide a wonderful collection of fiction and non-fiction books to borrow and give incentives for reading.

The library’s Summer Reading Program for children ages 5 to 12 starts Tuesday, June 17, and winds up Friday, July 18. Children can sign up any time after June 16, and will be given a Reading Record to keep track of books they have read. When your child has read 10 books, return the Reading Record to the library to collect a prize.

Read 10 more and collect another prize; the sky’s the limit. For older children who are reading long chapter books, the library staff will help your child choose a fair measure for awards.

Along the way will be two celebrations: Thursday, June 26, from 3 to 4 p.m., Pied Piper’s Mr. Wizard will present a science show at the library for participants in the reading program.

On Friday, July 11, at 2 p.m., Jim Jaynes will present a magic show for summer readers.

The fun winds up Friday, July 25, at 2 p.m. at the library with an end-of-the-program party for participants.

The theme for this year’s program is “Choose Your Own Adventure,” and will once again be sponsored by the Friends of the Truckee Library. Don’t miss this chance to join in the fun!

On another note, the library has need of the following:

— Our subscriptions to PC Computing and MacWorld magazines have run out. If you would like to give gift subscriptions of one or both periodicals, see the library staff.

— The Extended Care Center at Tahoe Forest Hospital has asked the library for volunteers to read to their residents periodically.

Call if you are interested in providing this service to our older citizens.

— Don’t forget: On Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20, the library has scheduled its annual used-book sale.

Meanwhile, if you have a few minutes to spare, come to the library to help sort books which have been donated for the sale.

No expertise required!

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