LEETONIA- The Leetonia Community Public Library this summer will be offering rewards for readers of all ages. The library's summer reading program, "Dream Big," will be held through the end of July.
Although it will include the countywide traveling children's librarian series like usual, this year's program will focus on promoting reading and involvement at every age level, according to Library Director Lisa Rohrbaugh.
"We want to see people of all ages involved because we are a community library and I want everyone to feel welcome and a part of it," she said. "It's important for adults to read, too."
The program will be operated on a point system, with participants earning points for reading or attending regular meetings or specials events. For the first 200 points, participants will receive a coupon for a free small sundae at the Leetonia Dairy Queen and a ticket in a drawing for prizes at the program finale at 1 p.m. July 31 in Wick Park. For every subsequent 200 points, another ticket will be placed in the drawing.
The program will include storytime for children, featuring a special guest each week, at 1 p.m. every Tuesday from June 12 to July 17. Other special events include a concert by local singer Niki Slaven at 6:30 p.m. June 25, live music with Janet and Dennis at 6 p.m. July 10 and guest speaker Bill Chavanne, a former Ohio Veterans Children's Home student, who will discuss the book "A Home of Their Own- The Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphan Home" at 6:30 p.m. June 13.
Program participants will also be able to earn points by attending regularly scheduled events such as book discussion groups and family movies, as well as arts and crafts programs including sidewalk art at 2 p.m. Thursday, tie-dye T-shirts at 2 p.m. June 23, jewerly making at 6 p.m. June 14 and duct tape project at 6 p.m. July 30.
To register for the program or for a full list of activities call the library at 330-427-6635 or stop in at 181 Walnut St.
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