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Vail library kicks off summer reading program Tuesday

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Comedy ventriloquist Wayne Francis, and his puppet, Wingnut the Pilot, will perform Tuesday to help launch the Vail library's summer reading program and emphasize its theme, "Splash into Reading."
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VAIL, Colorado –Vail’s library will kick off its summer reading program Tuesday.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Community Room, parents can register children at the door to receive a summer reading packet that includes a reading log. They can help their child document the time spent reading in order to win prizes.

Comedy ventriloquist Wayne Francis, and his puppet, Wingnut the Pilot, will perform Tuesday to help launch the reading program and emphasize its theme, “Splash into Reading.”



Children under six years of age can participate in the entertainment part of the event if they are accompanied by an adult. The event is free.

“Mr. Francis’ ability to do a double voice, play the washboard and harmonica, sing and dance, all while he is manipulating a life-size puppet, is what delights our Summer Readers and their families, ” says Annie Sinton, of library. “We are happy to have him back, along with his message about the value of reading and doing your homework in bringing your ‘big idea’ to life.”



The kick-off is the first of the Summer reading programs for first through fifth grade students. Sessions will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., every Tuesday (except July 6) in the community room through Aug. 10. Children may register any Tuesday. Parents are welcome.

For more information, call 970-479-2179 or visit http://www.vaillibrary.com.


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