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Library summer reading program begins Tuesday

Tuesday, June 26, is the start of the Middlesex County Public Library Summer Reading Program. The theme this year is “Reading Takes You Everywhere.” The first week youngsters will be traveling to the Wild West. They will hear stories and folktales about cowboys and cowgirls. They will make a hobby horse or bandanna and learn some old western songs.

Deltaville story time is on Tuesday, June 26, at 10:30 a.m. for 2 1/2 year olds to rising 1st grade, and at 1 p.m. for rising 2nd grade through rising 5th grade.

Urbanna story time is Wednesday, June 27, at 10:30 a.m. for rising kindergarten through rising 1st grade, and at 1 p.m. for rising 2nd grade through rising 5th grade. On Thursday, June 28, in Urbanna there will be story time for 2 1/2 to 4 year olds at 10:30 a.m.

On Friday, June 29, at 2 p.m. the Middlesex County Public Library will present Steve Somers in “Saddle Up and Read” at the Middlesex Family YMCA in Hartfield. Cowboy Steve will take youngsters on adventures to China, Egypt, India and Dodge City in Kansas. He will use puppets, music, magic and audience participation. The program is for all ages. There is no charge for this program.

Paws to Read will begin on Tuesday, June 26, at 2 p.m. at the Deltaville Library. “We have several well-behaved dogs that just love to listen to stories,” said a program spokesperson. “It is a great opportunity for children to keep up their reading skills over the summer in a fun environment. We will also have dogs at the Urbanna Library on Wednesday, June 27, at 2 p.m.

The Paws to Read program will continue for six weeks. Please call the library to reserve a time. Call Deltaville at 776-7362 or Urbanna at 758-5717.

posted 06.22.2018

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