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Children’s author to visit kids in Vail

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Valerie Stowe, author of “The Bee that Had Allergies,” will read her book and talk to kids about writing Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Vail Library in Vail, Colorado.

Her presentation is part of the library’s weekly summer reading program, the theme of which is “Be Creative @ Your Library.”

The program is for children ages 6 to 11 and is designed to encourage children to read during the summer. Children may register at the library any Tuesday and receive a packet that includes a book log so they can record what they are reading. They are then eligible for prizes.

Also, the library has a huge box of popcorn to which children can add a kernel for each hour they read.

“It is a particular pleasure for me, and the entire library staff, to see those little faces come through the door on Tuesdays, or any other day,” says Lori A. Barnes, town librarian. “We can tell that they are enjoying themselves and are eager to embrace reading for pleasure as well as to learn.”

Stowe first wrote her book while she was in second grade, Barnes says.

“Valerie Stowe is a unique author, especially suited to speak to children about the creative process of writing,” Barnes says.

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