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Reading program kicks off Thursday
Magness Librarys summer reading program is getting ready to start this Thursday. Pictured are Marek Sadlon, 6, and Tabitha Potter, 5.

Looking for something to keep your children entertained this summer while helping prepare them for the upcoming school year?
Magness Library’s summer reading program kicks off Thursday for children and teens. This year’s program runs from June 9 to July 15.
“We’ve made a change this year,” said Magness Library assistant director Michelle Chisam. “Rather than giving prizes to the children who read the most, we’re going to put all the names of the children who reach their goal into a drawing for prizes. We want to encourage, not discourage, children to read.”
Children’s programs are Thursdays at 10 a.m. and will include Joyce Carroll, Yoga with Kelly Simpson, Super Science Guy, and Library Olympics.
“The program for teems will be filled with a lot of hands-on activities,” said Chisam. “Teens like that. They learn as they have fun.”
Teen programs are Thursdays at 1 p.m. and will include Visor, Pennant, Polymer Clay, and Mixed Media Art. All teen programs are by reservation because space is limited.
Reading Guidelines and Goals:
• Read books that are appropriate for your level
• Reading goal for listeners 0-3 years is listening to one book a day
• Reading goal for children 4-11 years is reading for 20 minutes each day
• Reading goal for teens 12-17 years is reading for 30 minutes each day
• Awards are only for participants in the summer reading program
Registration for the summer reading program can be made online at or Reading logs will be kept online at For those without access to a computer or mobile device, paper logs are available.