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Summer Reading Program hits the region

Little added she has sponsored a reading program throughout the 45th district for several years, but this year chose to join forces with the NYSL.

"The benefit of children reading during the summer months is well-known," Little stated. "As a mother, grandmother and former school teacher, I have seen the difference."

The following libraries are participating in the NYSL Summer Reading Program:

Dodge Memorial Library, 144 Lake St., Rouses Point. Kick-off for Summer Reading Program will be Tuesday, July 7, at 10 a.m., with storyteller, singer and illustrator "Speedy" Arnold. For more information, contact director Donna Boumil at 297-6242 or e-mail rpdml1907@gmail.com.

Champlain Memorial Library, 148 Elm St., Champlain. First day of program will be Tuesday, July 7, from 6-7 p.m. with Wendy and John Annette and their service dog Glory. For more information, contact director Alison Mandeville at 298-8620 or e-mail champlib@primelink1.net.

Mooers Free Library, 2430 U.S. Route 11, Mooers. Kick-off for program will be Wednesday, July 1, at 1 p.m. with cartoonist Stan Burdick. For more information or to register, contact director Edie Morelock at 236-7744 or e-mail moorlib@primelink1.net.

Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 9, Chazy. The program's kick-off will be held Wednesday, July 1, at 10:30 a.m. with storyteller Karen Pillsworth, for children in grades 1-6. For more information, contact Francie Fairchild at 846-7676 or e-mail chazypl@twcny.rr.com.

Dodge Library, 9 Fiske Road, West Chazy. The first story time will be held Tuesday, June 23, at 5 p.m. for elementary school students. First story time for preschool children will be held Thursday, July 2, at 5 p.m. For more information or to register, contact Larry Hahn at 493-6131.

Dannemora Free Library, 1168 Cook St., Dannemora. Registration begins after the last day of school and reading will begin Monday, July 6. All story times will be held Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. for ages 2-5. For more information, contact director Laura Pritchard at 492-7005 or e-mail dannemoralibrary@yahoo.com.

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