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Canastota library offers summer reading programs

Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to participate in the "Get Creative @ Your Library" summer reading program offered through the Canastota Public Library from June 30 to July 10. Activities and special events are scheduled on a weekly basis and include crafts, a puppet show, magician, entertainers and a birthday party for Harry Potter.

Most events will take place at the Canastota Public Library, however, some will be held at the auditorium at the Roberts Street Elementary School. Calendars listing all events and activities are available at the Canastota Public Library. Registration for "Get Creative @ Your Library" is scheduled all day on Monday, June 29.

The library also will coordinate a special summer reading program for teens in grades seven through 12. The theme is "Express Yourself @ The Library." Events include a book club, art projects and a chance to help redecorate the teen space at the library.

In "Books, Movies and More," participants read a book each week and then attend a screening of the movie. After the movie, participants discuss the differences between the book and movie.

Art projects include an altered book day, create your own button and express yourself with a decorated t-shirt. All materials will be provided. Registration for this program will also take place on Monday, June 29. Calendars for this program are available at the library.

The reading programs end Monday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. with an awards ceremony at the Canastota Public Library.

The Canastota Public Library also announces its programs for pre-schoolers, which includes "Music and Movement" by Sharon and Stephanie Gustin. That program will be held on Tuesday mornings beginning June 30 and ending Aug. 4.

Two other returning programs include "Baby and Me Lap Sit" with Miss Angela on Wednesdays July 1 to Aug. 5 beginning at 10 a.m. and "Preschool Storytime" with Mrs. Liz on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Storytime will begin Thursday July 2 and continue weekly until Aug. 6.

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