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Library Corner By Jennifer Nipper: Summer reading program ready to start once again

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It’s Summer Reading time again at your local public library. We hope you’ll make the time to come out and enjoy all that your library has to offer.
With the high price of gas and other necessities, we all need to find ways to economize. This summer, you can still satisfy your wanderlust on the cheap. Be an armchair globetrotter by participating in our “One World, Many Stories” programming, starting today, June 8. There will be an exciting session each Wednesday in June at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. sponsored by the Ohio Valley United Charities.
We’re pleased that the Owen County Fair Board has committed to sponsoring our summer reading efforts as well, by supplementing our budget for incentives. We know that when children take the summer off from school, it’s important to encourage reading to create a bridge for their success in the next academic year. We’re teaming up with the fair board to provide a fair ticket for each participant aged 6 and over who reads five books during the month of June. For children under 6, parents need to read 20 books together in order to earn a fair ticket.
Pick up your passport and start on your stories today. By registering for summer reading, you also become eligible to win a $1,000 college savings bond. See a librarian for details — reading really can take you places.
If you haven’t been to the library in a while, you might be surprised at all the library has to offer. We’ve got a great collection of movies, books and music just waiting for you to check out. We even have software that you can use to learn a foreign language. If you need a WiFi connection, we’ve got you covered. If you just want to surf the Internet to look for coupons and other online deals, we have multiple computer workstations available. Our website is packed with access to reliable, up-to-date information on a variety of topics, including health resources and job-hunting guides.
Come in from the heat — and enjoy a real treat, your public library.