Public library offering summer fun

Youngsters are invited to get revved up about reading this summer in the Fort Frances Public Library’s “Driven to Read” program.
The library once again is offering its summer reading program for kids aged three and up—anyone who can read or listen to a book read to them by others.
Children choose books at their reading level to take home and read. Then they bring them back to the library and play the book report game.
Prizes are awarded for every five books read.
Kids who read 10 books or more are invited to the wind-up party in August, while those who read 20 books or more receive a grand prize.
Kids can do as many as three book reports at once, but library staff are not available to hear the reports after 7 p.m. or on Wednesdays from 1-4:30 p.m.
“Driven to Read” is sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club.
Meanwhile, the library also is offering a range of activities for kids of all ages this summer, beginning with “Mixed Up Mondays.”
Every Monday, the library will offer a different activity for different age groups—from a CD swap for teens on July 10 to creating disco balls and dream catchers for kids eight and up.
See the library for more “Mixed Up Mondays” activities. Pre-registration is required.
Tuesdays will be “Story Corner”—a half-hour of stories, songs, rhymes, and circle games for kids aged two-five that begins at 10:30 a.m.
“Wicked Wednesdays” will offer a variety of activities for kids of various ages starting at 2 p.m. The cost is $2, and pre-registration is required.
The “Check Mate Chess Club” will meet every Thursday at 2 p.m., where kids aged six and up can learn the game or perfect their skills.
And “Toddler Time” takes place on Fridays for kids aged six-24 months with an adult caregiver. Together they sing songs and hear stories.
No registration is required.
The summer programing at the library kicked off this week, and will run through to Aug. 22.
The library also is offering more teen activities, and has created a new teen centre upstairs.

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