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Have You Heard…it’s All Over the News! by Kat Blair
Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 2:22 pm
Filed under: books, children, Events, Libraries, Newark, News | Tags: , , , ,

 The Newark Library News, that is. The Summer Reading Game has started with a bang!


We had 131 people sign up on the first day! We have games for pre-readers, children, teens, and adults! You can read, or be read to, and win prizes. Our teen Kid Power volunteers are waiting for you to come in and sign up for “Reading is So Delicious!” with them!

In honor of the fact that it is finally summer we have lots of activities for folks to try out. Check out what is happening here by going to our Web site at and clicking on the “Library Events” button.

Just to get you started – this week we posted a great craft to make at home on the Summer Reading Game Blog at  – awesome bookmarks that I found on the Web.

And, today we have Summer Reading Buddies starting up from 3-5 PM. Teens help elementary school-aged children practice their reading for 1/2 hour at a time. Kathleen Hannon is in charge of this.

Tomorrow from 3:30-4:15 PM, we have a craft program for Tweens, ages 9-13; you can create a wire bracelet using Christie Inocencio’s beads, like the one below. She’ll show you how. There is also a Computer Class from 6-7:45 PM for adults, call Barbara at (510) 795-2627 x20 or email to get in.


Friday from 10:30-10:50 we will have a Music and Movement for Toddlers and Caregivers class, only the first 25 toddlers with caregivers will be allowed in.

And, on Saturday from 2:30-4 the Newark Teen Advisory Group will be meeting. Teens can make new friends as well as make a difference in the community. Join us for food, fun and an honest chat about improving library services for teens. Community service hours can be earned for this event.

Finally, Boswick the Clown will entertain us all from the children’s section of the Newark Library this Saturday, June 16th, starting at 3 PM. Don’t be late if you want to get a good seat!



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