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Get a clue at the library

Charlie Owen
AE Summer Books 2 DT 5-16-07
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The Eagle Valley Libraries have a summer reading program for kids in grades 1-5 called Get A Clue. It incorporates mystery, music and movies into the fun. They also offer bi-lingual programs for non-English speaking children. Kari Thorne is the Youth Services Librarian at the Avon Public Library, and she says that the kids in her program can read any book they want, its not a scheduled thing. To earn their prizes, they have to read so many minutes, to get to each prize level, and they keep that log themselves, and its parent monitored.Sloan Munter is with the Literacy Project, and her program at the Avon Library is geared for kids who are a little older. Its for kids going into 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. We do have limited enrollment, I can take up to about 30 kids and I have a waiting list every year. This year we have a small fee of $25, but that includes everything. Munters program includes a morning reading and writing schedule and an afternoon activity such as mini-golf or swimming.Reading is the perfect activity no matter what age you are. And now that summer time is here, you are out of excuses. If none of these suggestions takes your breath away then check out your local bookstore or library for more choices.

Tuesdays @ 1pm (English): 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24Wednesdays @ 1pm (Bilingual): 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25Super Sleuth Movie Fridays @ 1pm: 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27More info available at http://www.evld.org

6/21 10am-4pm: Book Talk & Mini Golf/Rock Climb6/28 10am-4pm: Book Talk & Swimming6/29 10am-1:15pm: Mandatory7/5 10am- 4pm: Book Talk & Art7/12 10am- 4pm: Book Talk & Sylvian Lake7/19 10am-4pm: Book Talk & Cooking Class 7/26 10am-4pm: Book Talk & Dennys and Science


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