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Vail Public Library kicks off reading program Tuesday

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The Vail Public Library will kick off its Summer Reading Program on Tuesday from 1 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. Parent’s are encouraged to help their child document time spent reading so the young readers can win prizes.

The theme this year is “One World, Many Stories” and there are events scheduled every Tuesday that follow this theme. The Vail Public Library will bring musicians, artists, animals, storytellers, a chef and even a clown who will perform a face painting workshop, to the library. A detailed schedule is available on the library’s website, http://www.vaillibrary.com.

“We are so excited for another summer of kids in the library,” said Librarian Lori Ann Barnes. “Our summer reading program offers stories, games, art and crafts, as well as weekly special guests. The young readers leave here happy, with renewed motivation to read. It doesn’t matter if they can come back each week or are only able to attend one event all summer.”

SuZalloonZ, a.k.a. Suzanne Lively of Uniquely Twisted Balloons, is a balloon sculptor and entertainer who will present her artistry at the kick-off event Tuesday.

“Denver Public Library recommended this enthusiastic and energetic entertainer,” said Annie Sinton of the Vail Library. “We know from experience that children love balloons and felt this was a fitting kick-off for what will be a very exciting summer. The children’s team here at the library is ready to celebrate summer and we decided we can’t have a celebration without balloons.”

The main purpose of the summer reading program is to keep children reading throughout the summer months, but organizers realize that it is important to have fun while doing that.

“Participants, many of whom know well that reading is its own reward, will receive prizes for every hour of reading,” Sinton said. “Children can attend as many or as few of the weekly events as they like, and we have many participants who don’t want to miss a single event. We welcome both year-round residents and Vail visitors, of course.”

The kick-off is the first of the Summer Reading Programs for first through fifth grade students. Events will occur every Tuesday at the Vail Public Library through Aug. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Community Room. Children may register any Tuesday. Parents are welcome. 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. For more information, call 970-479-2179 or visit http://www.vaillibrary.com.


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