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Oneida County Library begins Summer Reading

With the turning of the season comes the annual summer reading program.  A fun way for kids to stay busy and engaged over the months out of school, the summer reading program encourages everyone to pick up a book.

Summer Reading started Tuesday, June 4th at 12:30 in the park. It will run every Tuesday at the same time, culminating in the Summer Reading Party on July 9th. We will have the World of Puppets in Brigham City coming to put on puppetry plays every week.  Last year, the Summer Reading program was hugely successful, with those involved reading a total cumulative number of hours well into
the hundreds.  

In addition to the Summer Reading Program, the library is also offering two teen programs starting June 10th. The classes will cover Robotics, eSports, video and podcasting, which should present a lot to learn about for the teens this summer.  Funding is provided by two grants: $15,000 from the Idaho Commission for the Library and $20,000 from the Out of School Network. Jeni Sperry and Laura deJong will be presenting these classes, with help from Kathy Kent.

There will also be an adult summer reading contest, as well as after hours adult education classes throughout
the summer.

The biggest news for the library is the recent passage of the levy, which will allow the library to begin working on long term renovations and additions.  According to Kathy Kent, “A Plant Facility Levy allows the library to repair, remodel, and build onto the library. Because the plant facility money is dispersed over ten years, it will be quite a while before a new addition can begin. However, this coming year, we are hoping for new paint, carpet and to remodel the front of the library for a more efficient checkout and help experience for our patrons.”

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