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North Tonawanda Library readies summer reading program for kids

NORTH TONAWANDA – When school lets out, the North Tonawanda Public Library will be just getting started with its Children’s Summer Reading Club. Activities get underway June 27 and continue through Aug. 20.

The library also will promote health and wellness through sports and an active lifestyle. The free program is geared toward children ages 9 months through ninth grade who live in North Tonawanda, Wheatfield and Pendleton.

Children are asked to keep a record of the books they read and the activities they do, and they’ll have an opportunity to win prizes, earn points and compete in the library’s raffle.

On July 13, from noon to 1:30 p.m. reading club members will be invited for a special “truck day” to see fire trucks, police vehicles and large trucks from the city’s Fire and Police departments, and the Department of Public Works. A nutritious snack also will be featured.

On July 27 there will be a “Spectacular Sports Day” for all ages from 1 to 3 p.m., with demonstrations of sports equipment.

The program also will move outside for Payne Park Wednesdays, featuring stories, picture coloring and special surprises.

Story Hours, guest speakers, movies and contests will be held throughout the summer.

The program will close out the season Aug. 11, with the annual party and hot dog picnic, beginning with the party at 5 p.m. followed by the food and entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Special guest Mike Randall and Friends will offer magic, puppets, ventriloquism and storytelling.

Registration begins June 27 and continues through Aug. 20.

Participants need a family member’s North Tonawanda Library card to join. For more information visit or call 693-4132, Ext. 5.

The library is located 505 Meadow Drive.