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Library starts reading program

CHESAPEAKE – Susan Montgomery, assistant manager at the Chesapeake branch of Briggs Lawrence County Public Library, said programs for children, teens and adults will be offered this summer and will center around a world-traveling theme.

Sunday, June 03, 2001

CHESAPEAKE – Susan Montgomery, assistant manager at the Chesapeake branch of Briggs Lawrence County Public Library, said programs for children, teens and adults will be offered this summer and will center around a world-traveling theme.

Preschool and school-aged children will participate in a program titled, "Where in the world are you reading." The librarian said children will study different locations in the world and different cultures. She said children that read their books and work through the program will have the chance to win prizes centered around traveling throughout the world.

Montgomery said the children’s program will also focus on helping children keep their reading skills sharp during the summer vacation. She said "the students work so hard during the school year" on reading and by honing their skills in between school sessions, children can keep a step ahead in the classroom this Fall.

Teens, one of the hardest crowds to reach Montgomery said, will work through a program called "Teens are going places." Montgomery said the program will focus on getting teens into the library, exposing them to the different resources, such as videos and DVD’s available at the public library. Teens will also have a chance to win prizes, including a chance to win a $50 gift certificate.

Adults can also get in on the action with the library’s "Read across the world" program. Adults can also win prizes and can take a chance at winning three different $50 gift certificates.

Montgomery said the focus of the program is to draw the family into reading throughout the summer and make the experience entertaining for all of the participants.