Summer reading program underway

Justin Dickie
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AMHERST - The Cumberland Regional Library wants to keep kids actively reading throughout the summer.

Summer reading program underway

AMHERST - The Cumberland Regional Library wants to keep kids actively reading throughout the summer.

The TD Bank Summer Reading Program is underway and runs until the end of August. The program is for children aged five to 12, but children three and four years of age can sign up with a reading buddy. There's no cost to register.

This summer's theme is Lost Worlds, which includes Ancient Egypt, the age of the dinosaurs, and Ancient Greece. Readers are not limited to these topics, however. Children can choose to read anything in the library.

At the Four Fathers Memorial Library, after every two books a child reads, they're given a stone that goes toward building a castle that will show how many books have been read throughout the summer.

"The basis behind the reading program is to help kids continue to read throughout the summer when they don't have access to their school library and they're not reading library books, and to keep them interested, keep their curiosity going and to also have fun," said summer reading program co-ordinator Stephanie Bowes.

There will also be activities each Thursday for children in the program. Prizes will also be given out to give kids incentive to keep reading.

"I think it keeps their curiosity going, it keeps them involved in an academic sort of way throughout the summer," Bowes said.

There's also a Teen Summer Reading Club for kids in grades seven to 12. It runs along the same lines as the children's program.

For more information or to register, contact your local branch of the Cumberland Regional Library.



jdickie@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Cumberland Regional Library, TD Bank, Reading Club

Geographic location: AMHERST

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