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Eagle Valley Library District launches “Fizz, Boom, READ” children’s summer reading program

Children’s musicians Paige and Jeff will perform live concerts at local libraries Tuesday and Wednesday.

EAGLE COUNTY — Strap on your safety goggles, button up your lab coat and get ready to have some fun. Join the Avon, Eagle and Gypsum Public Libraries for this year’s summer reading program, “Fizz, Boom, READ.” Students entering first through sixth grades are invited to join us for eight weeks of summer reading fun. The libraries will be offering a variety of weekly programs, movies and contests all about the wonders of science. Children will explore food science, grossology, weather, nature and so much more.

Registration for summer reading begins at the district-wide kickoff celebrations on Tuesday at the Eagle and Gypsum Public Libraries, and Wednesday at the Avon Public Library. Children’s musicians Jeff and Paige will perform a live concert at Eagle Valley libraries on the following dates and times:

Eagle Public Library: Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Gypsum Public Library: Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Avon Public Library: Wednesday at 1 p.m.

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When children sign up for the “Fizz, Boom, READ” summer reading program, each receives a free book bag with a schedule of events and a reading log to keep track of time spent reading. Prizes are awarded throughout the summer as children reach each of their targeted reading goals.

“We are so excited to bring Boulder-based children’s musicians Jeff and Paige to the libraries for this special kickoff event,” said Kari Thorne, children’s librarian at the Avon Public Library. “The musical duo incorporates songs, storytelling, and interactive play to engage kids with the natural world.”

For information on dates and times for any of these programs, call the Avon Public Library at 970-949-6797, the Eagle Public Library at 970-328-8800, the Gypsum Public Library at 970-524-5080 or visit the library website at http://www.evld.org.

All programs are free and open to the public.

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