Ancram, New York
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12 June 2016 11:47AM

The Summer Reading Program for children at Roeliff Jansen Community Library kicks off on Saturday, June18, at 10:30 with Sciencetellers.

Sciencetellers describe their program: “Join us on a fast-paced summer adventure as we make things fly, bounce, transform and soar while telling a series of stories bound to energize and engage! Throw on your labcoat and buckle in — you are about to experience the science of power and energy through several exciting, hands-on experiments that will have the audience laughing, learning and having fun!”

After the interactive performance, refreshments will be served, and children can sign up for the Summer Reading Club, which is open to children ages 4-11.

Children who sign up for the library’s Summer Reading Club will track their time spent reading, and receive incentive prizes for every three hours read. Additionally, for every three hours spent reading, they will get a raffle ticket for one of several tote bags filled with goodies. The winners will be drawn at the end of the Summer Reading Program on August 27.

Those wishing to participate in the Summer Reading Club can sign up any time after June18.

Again this year, outreach by Roe Jan Library to summer park programs in Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale, will involve once-a-week visits to the camps to read to the younger children, to lead book talks with the older ones, to assist with Summer Reading Club sign-up and tracking, and to bring books for children to check out at the parks.

A free Birds of Prey program will be held at the library as part of the outreach to the summer park programs.

The Summer Reading Program is partially funded by the Special District Legislative Grant awarded to every library in the 106th Assembly District through Assemblymember Didi Barrett.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library, which is chartered to serve Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale, is located at 9091 Route 22, approximately one mile south of the light at the Hillsdale intersection of Routes 22 and 23. For information on hours and events, call 518 325-4101 or visit the library’s website at http://www.roejanlibrary.org. Follow the library on Twitter: @libraryroe.

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