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Lander Library launching summer reading program with Friday party

May 22, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer

The Lander Library will host its third annual parking lot party from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Lander Library, 451 N. Second St., Lander.

The parking lot party is a free celebration to kick off the summer and give children of all ages the opportunity to register for the Lander Library's summer programs.

The library will provide root beer floats, games and a bouncy house, as well as information on all programs offered at the library this summer.

Friday represents the first day to register for the reading programs, which will be offered to four age divisions.

"Dig into Reading" is the theme for the two programs offered to children who are up to 4 years old or are in grades K-6. The teen program is "Beneath the Surface," and the adult program is "Ground Breaking Reads." Registration for all reading programs is free and will continue throughout the summer.

Children's reading programs will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, with an activity offered each week. Times for adult and teen programs have not been announced.

All age groups will have drawings for prizes, with entries based on the amount a participant reads.

The library also will offer a variety of other programs this summer. Space in these programs is limited and will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis.

Let's Pretend, which will be offered to 5- to 8-year-olds, encourages imagination and confidence through drama.

WordPlay allows children ages 6 to 8 to explore words and stories through games and activities.

Story Quest, offered to children ages 9 to 12, is a writing workshop that focuses on the elements of a story. Super Stars Theater Workshop, also offered to children ages 9 to 12, allows participants to explore various aspects of theater.

Other programs include Lego Club, Junior Lego Club and Origami Club.

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