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By Zach Spadt
Pine Bluffs Post 

Exercise your mind: READ!


Zach Spadt/Pine Bluffs Post

Savannah Merideth looks for a good book to read at the Pine Bluffs Library Friday, May 27.

Children can forget a lot and lose skills during their summer vacation, but the Pine Bluffs branch of the Laramie County Library is aiming to help stem that.

The summer reading series awards both children and adults alike for reading throughout the summer. Participants may sign up at the Pine Bluffs Library and set their own goals based on the amount of time they set reading, said Pine Bluffs Branch Specialist Mary Cushing.

After signing up, participants are given a card and stickers to track the amount of time they spend reading and can base it on either the number of books, the number of days they spend reading or the number of hours. Each is based on 25.

For example, a reader who wants to read for 25 days should read for at least 30 minutes per day. A sticker for each day can be placed on the card.

For each five books, days or hours a reader spends reading, a prize will be awarded. The first day to pick up prizes is June 10. The event continues through August 21.

Cushing said participants may choose books at the library or any other books that interest them.

"Last year we had 300 participants between adults and children," Cushing added.

Other library events

The library will be holding a number of events for youths and their families throughout the summer.

Dinner and a Move: "The Intern," June 7, 7 – 9 p.m.

A 2015 movie starring Robert De Niro as Ben Whitaker, a 70-year-old widower who discovered retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. He takes a job as an intern at an online fashion site in order to get "back in the game."

Fun for kids, Thursday beginning June 2 through June 3 from 10 – 10:45 a.m.

The events are designed for preschool children and their caregivers to learn and practice new skills incorporating books, songs rhymes and movement. Each week will have its own theme.

Tuesday, June 28 is Mystery Night for Teens. Attendees can compete for prizes while solving the mystery of a librarian who was discovered dead in the meeting room of a local library. Refreshments will be provided. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and continues through 7 p.m.

The Party People Magic Show will be held Thursday, June 23 from 3 to 4 p.m. Open to all ages, the event involves a jump ropes, sports equipment and also includes food. The award-winning professional magicians, The Incredible Mr. E. and Kyle Groves will be on hand.

For more events at the library, stop by or see the Pine Bluffs Posts Community Calendar.


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