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By Erin Schwager
Journalist 

Orchard Library dives into summer reading

 

Erin Schwager | SAM

New items • The Orchard Public Library used the American Rescue Plan Act funds from the pandemic to purchase a new rug for the kid's reading section of the library. Several new books have also been purchased with ARPA funds.

Orchard Public Library is gearing up for a summer full of programs, challenges and excitement.

Sign-up for the summer reading program challenge began in May and continues. Participants may sign up by stopping by the library or emailing [email protected]

The summer reading challenge began June 2. The challenge consists of playing bingo cards supplied by the library and counting reading minutes. Each time a participant receives a bingo, they can come to the library for a prize. Larger prizes will be given at the end of the summer.

Some of the prizes include: a light-up scooter, a studio creator selfie light kit, a doorway swing and baskets. Everyone that reads throughout the summer will be given a chance to receive a prize.

The summer reading program will double dip with Summerland Public School's new summer reading program.

The Orchard Public Library also offers Lego Club to give kids the opportunity to play with Legos for an hour. It takes place every third Thursday of the month.

On Friday, June 17 at 10 a.m., The Lego Guy, Curtis Mork from Colorado, will be at the Rex Theatre to give a brief history of the Lego, allow students the opportunity to play with legos and to let students share their projects.

Starting in July, the Antelope County Extension Office will provide programs at the library. The first event will take place on Thursday, July 7 at 1:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. The extension office will then come on Mondays: July 11, 18, and 25 at 10:30 a.m. in the library meeting room as well.

In April, The Orchard Public Library hosted Bargain Buyway, when used books were given away for a freewill donation. The library raised $200 to help fund the children's programing this summer. The library has also received several donations from patrons of the village.

"We've been very fortunate for the generous donations this year. Every donation helps us get new books," said Donna Hamilton, librarian.

To find more information on library events, contact the library's email address ([email protected]) or access the Facebook Page at (Orchard Public Library).

 

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