Local heroes to be feted at Adamstown library summer reading kickoff

By on May 27, 2015

Saturday, May 30, will be a special one for local heroes as the Adamstown Area Library kicks off its Summer Reading Program honoring them.

The kickoff ceremony is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s summer reading theme for children is “Every Hero has a Story.”

Members of the Adamstown Fire Company and the East Cocalico Police Department will be on hand and demonstrating equipment. There will also be service dogs in training and trainers from United Disability Service.

The library will also have several crafts and activities available throughout the event, as well as a face-painting booth and snacks. Activities will take place in the library and at the Adamstown Fire Company located behind the library.

Saturday will be the first day children, teens, and adults can sign up for summer reading. The Summer Reading program is a nationwide initiative organized by the Collaborative Summer Library Program.

Summer reading programs have been shown to help students maintain reading comprehension skills when they return to school, as well as encourage a lifelong love of reading.

The library will be offering prizes and incentives for children, teens, and adults who participate in its summer reading program. Children will be able to collect the prize coupons they have earned and also pick from various small prizes when they return completed reading and activity sheets by Saturday, Aug. 8. Everyone who participates is eligible for the end of summer drawings in each age group.

Library programming and activities throughout the summer will focus on the summer reading themes. Children and teens may sign up for any of the library’s summer programs which can be found at www.adamstownarealibrary.org under events.

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