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Broadneck Library Kicks Off Summer Program

Families enjoyed a variety of activities to encourage kids to hit the books this summer.

Summer officially began last week, and the celebrated the joy of the season with their kickoff of their summer reading program for kids of all ages.

Deborah Mattingly welcomed the young guests, encouraging them to share their favorite book on paper that was posted to a large bulletin board.

“We wanted to center our activities today around the library’s summer theme ‘One World, Many Stories,’” said Mattingly. “We hope that everyone stays this excited about coming to the library this summer.”

The will begin this week, with a visit from special guests Pam and Rascal, a puppet chipmunk friend, who will provide an interactive “green” show, featuring stories and songs about the environment. The show will be held on Thursday at 1:30, 3:30, and 7 p.m.

Other summer programs visiting the Broadneck branch include musical guests "Rocknosceros!" on Thursday, July 7 from 7 to 8 p.m.; “Things that Go Boom” with Mad Science on Wednesday, July 13 at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; popular local singer/songwriter Kidsinger Jim Hossick on Tuesday, July 19 at 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m.; and magician Joe Ramono on Monday, July 25 at 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m.

Library “Volunteen” Payton Barr escorted the Library’s mascot “Sneaks” throughout the branch during the event last week.

“This is my first year volunteering here,” said Payton. “I loved coming to the library when I was little so I thought it would be fun. The kids are very excited.”

Children were provided a number of activities during the day, including a scavenger hunt throughout the branch and facepainting by award-winning Australian face painter Christalene Karaiskakis.

For more information on all of the summer reading program activities at this and other county branches, go to www.aacpl.net or become a fan on the library system’s Facebook page.

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