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“Dig into Reading!” this summer’s theme will send readers underground to discover all sorts of things – dinosaurs, buried treasure, burrowing animals, ancient cultures, gardens, caves, rocks and more. This year’s Children’s Summer Reading club runs from now through August 2.

Artwork for this year was created by Scott Nash whose fans will remember his illustrations for “Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp,” “Betsy, Who Cried Wolf,” “Oh, Tucker” and the new chapter books with Flat Stanley.

The summer program is open to children from toddlers to those leaving sixth grade. Incentives and activities will provide fun the whole family can “dig.” Craft activities will include flowers from plastic bottles, a night-time diorama of a bat cave, pop-up puppets and more. Each arts and crafts program is divided into two activities – one for younger children and one for older elementary school-aged children. Our annual pet show will be held July 6 in the library’s side yard.

To participate, a child must be a member of one of Crawford County’s libraries. Preschoolers and summer visitors receive a summer card. A special reading garden patch is issued to record each reader’s and listener’s progress through summer reading pleasure and prizes. For every library book read, children receive a stamp on their garden patch. Preschoolers must listen to two books to get a stamp. For every four stamps, a prize may be selected from the display case. When 12 stamps have been collected, participants qualify for two chances to win one of the Grand Prizes. The drawing for these prizes will be held during our Summer Reading Club Party, scheduled August 3 at 10 a.m.  Let’s go digging!

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This summer’s theme, “Dream Big, READ!,” will explore all things nocturnal – the nighttime sky and its constellations, dreamers, and nocturnal animals. This year’s Children’s Summer Reading Club begins June 4th and lasts until August 3rd.
Artwork for this year was created by Brian Lies. His fans will remember his bat books; “Bats at the Beach,” “Bats at the Library,” and “Bats at the Ballgame.” He has also illustrated other authors’ books including the Flatfoot Fox books and Finklehopper Frog.
The summer program is open to children from toddlers to those leaving sixth grade. Incentives and activities will make this an inspiring nine weeks for the whole family.
All craft activities will have a nighttime flair. Each arts & crafts program will be divided into two activities – one for younger children and one for older elementary-aged children.
Special programs include the annual pet show on July 7th and a visit with owls and other birds from Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center on July 24th.
To participate, a child must be a member of one of Crawford County’s libraries. Preschoolers and summer visitors will receive a summer card. A special reading sky chart will be issued to record each reader’s and listener’s progress through summer reading pleasure and prizes.
For every library book read, children will get a stamp on their sky chart. Preschoolers must listen to two books to get a stamp. For every four stamps, a prize may be selected from the display case. When 12 stamps have been collected, participants qualify for two chances to win one of the Grand Prizes. The drawing for these prizes will be during our Summer Reading Club Party scheduled at 10 a.m., August 4th.

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This summer’s theme, “One World, Many Stories,” will allow children to sample the cultures and stories of the whole world. The 2011 Children’s Summer Reading Club begins June 6th and ends August 5th. Rafael Lopez is the creator of this year’s art work.

The summer program is open to children from toddlers to those leaving 6th grade. Incentives and activities will make this an inspiring nine weeks for the whole family.

All craft activities will have an international flair. Each arts & crafts program will be divided into two activities: one for younger children and one for older elementary-aged children. The annual pet show will be held July 9th at 10 a.m. in Diamond Park. Co-sponsor of the pet show is Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, the Home of Dad’s Pet Care.

To participate in the reading club, a child must be a member of one of Crawford County’s libraries. Preschoolers and summer visitors will receive a summer card along with a special reading passport to record each reader’s and listener’s progress throughout the summer.

For every library book read, children will get a stamp on their passport. Preschoolers must listen to two books to get a stamp. For every four stamps, a prize may be selected from the display case. When 12 stamps have been collected, participants qualify for two chances to win one of the Grand Prizes. As long as children continue to read or listen, they can qualify for more chances to win Grand Prizes. The drawing for these prizes will be during our Summer Reading Club Party beginning at 10 a.m. on August 5th.

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An ocean of fun awaits children of the Meadville area this summer as the Children’s Room Summer Reading Club hits full throttle starting June 7th and steams along until August 6th. Henry Cole is the featured illustrator this year. His exuberant cartoon style has graced such books as The Worrywarts, about a trio of timid adventurers; Bad Boys, a tale of wolves in disguise and Mooseltoea, a Christmas story about a moose who has to find a substitute Christmas tree.

All craft activities will have a water theme: Beneath the Sea; Drip, Drip, Drip; Pool Party; Pirate Treasure; By the Sea; Row, Row, Row Your Boat. Each arts & crafts program will be divided into two activities- one for younger children and one for older elementary-aged children. The annual pet show on July 10th in Diamond Park is cosponsored by Dad’s Products.

The summer program is open to children from toddlers to those leaving 6th grade. Incentives, activities and plenty to read will make the nine week program sail by quickly.

To participate, a child must be a member of one of Crawford County’s libraries. Preschoolers and summer visitors will receive a summer card. A special “water log” will be issued to record each reader’s and listener’s progress through summer reading pleasure and prizes.

For every library book read, children will get a stamp on their water log. Preschoolers must listen to two books to get a stamp. For every four stamps, a prize may be selected from the display case. When 12 stamps have been collected, participants qualify for two chances to win one of the Grand Prizes. A drawing for prizes will be held during our Summer Reading Club Party at 10 a.m. on August 6th.

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Award-winning children’s entertainer, Rachel Sumner will present a program as part of this year’s Children’ Summer Reading Club activities. Sumner has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe and is well known for her lively performances and audience participation. Singing songs and telling stories that teach as well as entertain, she has an enthusiastic following. She can be heard on children’s radio, satellite and airline programming around the world and The Learning Channel’s “Ready, Set, Learn.” Her recordings have won nine national awards, three finalist nominations and an international award given by a United Nations publication.

Sumner performs at festivals, museums, fairs, school, libraries, corporate and special events. Her concerts teach words in different languages including sign language and are intended to promote self-esteem while stimulating children’s imaginations.

Some of her award-winning titles include two recordings, I’ve Got Imagination and Join the Parade, and a book entitled Shapes With Squiggle Snake. The exact date and time of Sumner’s performance will be announced during the summer .

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‘Be Creative @ Your Library’ this summer in the Children’s Room and explore the arts, music, dance, writing, books and puppetry. Summer Reading Club begins June 8th and lasts until August 7th. Artwork for this year’s theme was created by a master of illustration mayhem and frivolity, David Catrow. His familiar works of art can be seen in books such as Stand Tall Molly Lou Milon and Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs.

Open to children from toddlers to those leaving sixth grade, the reading club provides incentives, activities and concerts to make this an inspiring nine weeks for the whole family.

This year’s reading club will also bring out the budding artist in children. All activities will have a “Be Creative” theme and will be divided into a session for younger children and one for older elementary-aged children. The annual pet show which is co-sponsored by Dad’s Products is scheduled for July 11th.

To participate, a child must be a member of one of Crawford County’s libraries. Preschoolers and summer visitors will receive a card good for the summer. Special notebooks will be issued to record each reader’s (and listener’s) progress. Prizes will be awarded for completing various requirements.

For every library book read, children will get a stamp in their notebook. Preschoolers must listen to two books to get a stamp. For every four stamps, a prize may be selected from a display case in the Children’s Room. When 12 stamps have been collected, participants qualify for two chances to win a Grand Prize. Drawings for these prizes will be held during our Summer Reading Club Party August 7 at 10 a.m.

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A sunny sky and a cool breeze greeted the 60 pets and their families who attended the 30th Annual Pet Show sponsored by Meadville Public Library and Dad’s Products, Inc. Dad’s provided rosette ribbons, pet food samples and trophies for the pet show winners.

Chance, owned by Lita Ruhl, won the trophy for Best Cat in Show. Buddy, owned by Dante Hagberg, took the trophy for Best Dog in Show, and Abby, Cheyanne Crum’s dog, sang her way to the trophy for Most Talented.

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Summer’s almost here! The 2008 Summer Reading Club, “Catch the Reading Bug” starts June 2 and lasts until August 8. This state-wide theme features cartoon insects from artist Harry Bliss whose work with Doreen Cronin has yielded such best-sellers as “Diary of a Worm,” “Diary of a Spider” and “Diary of a Fly.”

This summer’s program is open to children from toddlers to sixth graders with enough prizes, activities and performers to make the summer fly by.

Activities will have a buggy theme and special programs will include a magician, Doc Dixon, and the annual pet show in July cosponsored by Dad’s Products. There will be programs about many interesting and helpful insects. Each arts & crafts program will be divided into two activities – one for younger children and one for older, elementary-school-aged-children.

To participate, a child must be a member of one of Crawford County’s libraries. Preschoolers and summer visitors will receive a summer library card. An Insect Investigator’s special notebook will be issued to record each reader’s and listener’s progress through summer reading pleasure and prizes.

For every library book read, children will get a stamp in their notebook. Preschoolers must listen to two books to get a stamp. For every four stamps, a prize may be selected from the display case. When 12 stamps have been collected, participants qualify for two chances to win one of the Grand Prizes. The drawing for the prizes will be during our Summer Reading Club Party at 10 a.m. on August 8th.

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Now that everyone has had the chance to read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and although it’s supposed to be the last of its kind, series fans can take heart that other series authors have produced new titles to keep all of us reading. For the fall months ahead, you can look forward to the following new additions.

The Nixie’s Song, Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles, by Holly Black
May Bird: Warrior Princess, May Bird series by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Monday with a Mad Genius, Magic Tree House series
by Mary Pope Osborne
Molly Moon, Micky Minus and the Mind Machine, Molly Moon series
by Georgia Byng
Eulalia, Redwall series by Brian Jaccques
Clementine’s Letter, Clementine series by Sara Pennypacker
Peter and the Secrets of Rundoon, Peter and the Starcatcher series
by Dave Barry
Into the Mist, Land of Elyon series by Patrick Carman
The Heir of Mistmantle, The Mistmantle Chronicles by M.I. McAllister
Judy Moody and Stink: The Holly Joliday, Judy Moody series
by Megan McDonald
The Time Thief, The Gideon Trilogy by Linda Buckley
Faerie Lord, Faerie Wars Chronicles by Herbie Brennan
Magic and other Misdemeanors, The Sisters Grimm series
by Michael Buckley

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Commmonwealth Libraries, along with school and public libraries, provide on-line resources from reliable publishers to help locate useful information for students. You need Internet access and your public library card and you’re ready to start.

Go to our library’s web site, www.meadvillelibrary.org, and look for the icon above. (It’s in the lower right-hand corner of the home page.) Click on the icon. You’ll need to type in your library card number and the letters and numbers on the blue “Power Code” sticker on the front of your card.

The POWER Library (Pennsylvania Online World of Electronic Resources) has sorted dozens of information sources into subject categories. In the top golden bar there is a link to the “Children’s List” which offers resources of particular interest to children.

Many hours of exploration and discovery can be enjoyed by sampling each of these information sources.

BOOKS
“Access PA” helps you track down favorite books or older books that our library doesn’t have. Books on “Access PA” can be borrowed for you through the library no matter where they are in the commonwealth.

“NoveList K-8” has a key word search that helps track down stories if all you can remember is a part of the story or a part of the title.

“Book Collection: Non-fiction” helps to pinpoint the informational books that might help with last minute book reports or with information you need to complete a homework assignment. The entire text of the book is available in some cases, and you can choose the reading level or check to see how many pages the original book has.

MAGAZINE ARTICLES

The “Primary Search,” “Kids Search,” and “Middle School Search” sites provide citations to magazines, and in some cases, the full text of the article.

MAPS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

The “AP Multimedia Archive” provides access to news photographs sorted into the following categories: Today, U.S. News, International, Sports, Entertainment, Weather, and Correlations which are the state educational standards for selected subjects. The maps on this site were used in various published news articles. Another good source for maps is SIRS Discoverer, also found on the Power Library web site. Do a bit of exploring and you’ll be surprised how much “Power” you have.
IN ADDITION

If you go back to the Meadville Public Library main page and click on “Children” (under Departments) you will find even more sources if you select the heading “Homework Help.”

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