Dunbar library wants children to 'dig' reading for summer fun June to August
Benjamin Polyblank, 4, of Connellsville, reads a book in the new Children’s Area at the Dunbar Community Free Public Library in Dunbar Borough. Polyblank’s mother, Emma, has signed him and his 2-year-old sister Elizabeth up for the library’s summer reading program, “Dig Into Reading.”
Photo by Linda Harkcom | for the Daily Courier
Dunbar Community Free Public Library aims to keep kids reading while on their summer break with its “Dig Into Reading” program.
“I think it's very important for the kids to keep reading through the summer. Just because schools are over, it doesn't mean children should quit reading,” said Laurie Stewart, librarian for both Dunbar Borough and Dunbar Township elementary schools.
Stewart will help to run the library's summer reading program, which will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays from June 26 through Aug. 7.
The program is for pre-kindergartners through sixth-graders.
Volunteer library coordinator Sandy Rosensteel said if there is enough interest, a teen program will be added.
“We've had the program for years, but there has not been a big turnout,” Rosensteel said. “We are hoping, with the new renovations, there will be a lot more kids involved this year. The program is open to everyone whether they live in Dunbar or not.”
Rosensteel said that each week will offer a story and a craft. New this summers are free lunches, provided by the Connellsville Area School District.
Sign-ups for the program have begun. Stewart said children don't have to be registered.
Emma Polyblank of Connellsville said she takes son Benjamin, 4, and daughter Elizabeth, 2, to the reading program at the Dunbar Borough library.
“I like it because it's a small library,” she said. They like to come and listen to the stories, and they like the crafts and I like that it is a smaller group of kids.”
The last day on Aug. 7 will be a park picnic. Participants will be rewarded with T-shirts.
To enroll, call the library at 724-277-4775; email email@example.com or through its Facebook page: Dunbar Community Free Library.
Linda Harkcom is a freelance writer.
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