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6/9/2014 12:27:00 PM
Spring Valley, Princeton announce summer reading events

NT Staff

The Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library children’s department announced registration for its 2014 summer reading program, "Paws to Read," will be this week with projects for all age groups, with the program June 16-July 24.

Monday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. the first thru third grades will meet, Tuesday 1:30-2 p.m. or 5:30-6 p.m. the Pre K-kindergarten (story time) group will meet , Wednesday 1:30-2:30 p.m. the fourth through sixth grades will meet, and Thursday 5-6 p.m. the seventh through 12th grades will meet at the library.

There will be reading, crafts, and activities for the different groups to enjoy for the summer.

Programming ends July 26 with the following week as a makeup week for those who have not finished the reading program.

- On July 31, the library will have a scavenger hunt for fourth grade and up. A parental waiver must be signed before the child may participate.

Prizes will be given when weekly goals are met. Children completing the program will be awarded a trophy and those unable to attend projects may still participate.

- Also, the library will have an Adult Summer Reading Program that will be June 9-Aug. 1.

Each adult that wishes to participate will be given a reading log that they need to record six books that they have read during the summer. For each book the patron will be asked to rate the book and give a few comments about the book.

At Princeton
PRINCETON — The PAWS to Read! summer reading program launches Monday, June 9 at Princeton Public Library.

Over the next two months, the library will host a range of free activities for children, teens and adults that encourage and support a love of reading. Participants can receive free new books and win prizes for reaching their reading goals.

“We’ve planned an exciting summer at the library,” said youth services’ Paula Morrow. “We hope kids will ‘paws’ to enjoy all our animal-themed activities, stories, and books.”

Paws to Read! runs through Aug. 1. This year, children will receive a free book after they read for three hours in June and another free book after three hours of reading in July. For additional reading, completed weekly challenge activities and attendance at programs, children will earn raffle tickets that can be entered to win prizes, including book and toy sets, stuffed animals, games and craft sets, and even some family outings.

Prizes will be on display at the library beginning Monday. Children can begin collecting paw print stamps for reading and activity credits on June 16.

Themed events include weekly Tuesday morning story times for children of all ages; Thursday morning activities and special guests, beginning with the Furry Friends petting zoo at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 19; two nature field trips; and a week of masked drama for young actors.

Tuesday and Thursday evenings during June and July will continue the focus on nature and creatures with family-friendly programs for children and grownups together. The library is adding a 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon children’s matinee to its free movie line-up during summer reading as well.

Registration week continues through June 14, but children can sign up at any point during June and July. To learn more, call (815) 985-1331 or visit

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