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Kids' reading programs start today

MIDDLEPORT – Two separate summer reading programs, most of them centered on children's dreams, will begin today in the Royalton-Hartland Community Library, 9 Vernon St.

Today's story hour for children ages 2 to 6 is called "Follow Your Dreams," featuring story selections that encourage children to explore what they would like to be when they grow up.

Programs for this age group will be held at 11:30 a.m. each Thursday from today through Aug. 9.

Future programs will be "Sweet Dreams" on July 12; "Creatures of the Night," July 19; "Fantasy Fun and Fairy Tales," July 26; "Tall Tales," Aug 2, and Shivery Tales of Ghosts, Goblins and Monsters," Aug. 9.

Activities for children in kindergarten through fourth grade will begin with "Creatures of the Night" at 7 p.m. tonight.

Other programs for this group will be "Pajamarama" with Wendy Jones at 7 p.m. July 12; "Wondermakers," 2 p.m. July 19; the entertaining duo "Charlie and Checkers," 2 p.m. July 26; "Professor Klutzo" science activities, 2 p.m. Aug. 2; and "Gravitational Bull," about the ups and downs of gravity on juggling, 7 p.m. Aug. 9.

The summer program for both age groups will end with "Rick Merritt's Traveling Campfire" at 7 p.m. Aug. 16.

The programs are funded by a Grigg-Lewis Grant and sponsored by the NIOGA Library System. For more information, call the library at 735-3281.