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Penn Area Library celebrates summer reading program

Patrick Varine
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Children get their faces painted during the Penn Area Library’s summer reading program celebration on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Penn Township.
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Children enjoy the slide at the Penn Area Library’s summer reading program celebration on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Penn Township.
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Tommy, 4, and Joey Westerlund, 5, of Penn Township, show off their Pikachu face paint at the Penn Area Library’s summer reading program celebration on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Penn Township.
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Pat Cappeta, children’s services coordiantor at the Penn Area Library, mans the fishing pond at the library’s summer reading program celebration on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Penn Township.
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Participants in the Penn Area Library’s summer reading program attend an end-of-program celebration on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Municipal Park in Penn Township.

More than 400 children enjoyed some fun in the sun Wednesday afternoon at a celebration of the Penn Area Library’s summer reading program.

Face-painting, food, games and other activities were set up in the Penn Township Municipal Park for the culmination of the program.

Library children’s services coordinator Pat Cappeta said 2019 was the program’s strongest year yet.

“We had 1,250 kids this year, compared to about 1,100 last year,” Cappeta said. “We’ve had a really great turnout here today.”

We spoke with a few children to see which books they enjoyed the most during the summer reading program.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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