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Library’s Summer Reading Program begins June 11

The Pawhuska Public Library is partnering with the Oklahoma Department of Libraries to present a dynamic summer reading program titled, “Dig into Reading: What’s Beneath the Surface?”

Beginning Tuesday, June 11, nine one-hour programs will be presented in the Library’s community room on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Children preschool through the 5th Grade will explore living with the earth, underground nature and treasures as they “Dig into Reading.” Programs will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the exception of the June 19th Magic Show that will begin at 3:00 p.m.

“Dinosaurs & Others: What Happened to Them?” will launch the series on June 11. On June 12, students will explore “Fossils and Rocks” followed by “Animals Underground” on June 13. The excitement of “Treasure Hunting” will be shared on June 18. Magician Steve Crawford returns to the Library at 3 p.m. on June 19 for “The Magic Archeologist.” On June 20, students will learn about “Underground Inventors, Art, & History.” The impressive lineup continues the final week with “Cowboys, Sodbusters, and Fraidy Holes” on June 25 and “Root It Up: Gardening” on June 26. The grand finale will feature “All Things Underground” on June 27.

“Dig into Reading” is a nationwide library theme for the 2013 Children’s Summer Reading Program. “Dig into Reading” was developed to coincide with the Oklahoma Department of Education’s “Read Five for Summer” initiative. “Read Five for Summer” was created to encourage children to read, at their level, at least five books between June and July.

Parents or guardians will need to apply for free library cards for children and youth under eighteen. Applications are filled out and signed in the library. Documents needed are an adult’s driver’s license, and a proof of residence. Proof of residence may be mail, a check, or receipt.

“The Pawhuska Public Library is excited to host this fun-filled event,” noted Yvonne Rose, Program Coordinator. “We are located at 1801 Lynn Avenue.”

For more information, call 918-287-3989.

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