With the school year winding
down, your local public library is busy implementing its summer reading and adventure
programs. Here's a run down of what is happening in your area.
In Trinidad, the Carnegie Public Library invites all super sleuths
and amateur detectives to join "Get a Clue @ Your Library," a ten week program of
reading, recreation and rewards for kids of all ages. Children are encouraged to
read or listen to books checked out from the library, participate in activities,
keep records, and earn prizes while reviewing local history mysteries, and examining
fascinating forensic evidence.
Another program, "You Never Know," is a special series of mysteries,
events, and puzzles of all kinds targeting young adults (8th grade and above). Young
adults are also invited to serve as volunteers for the program, earning community
service hours along with special library privileges. Even adults can become involved
this year by participating in the mysteries of local history featured in the Historical
Collection Room or simply by reading or listening to books by their favorite mystery
These various reading and recreational programs are scheduled from
June 1 through August 11 and include special events of interest to all ages. Choose
to attend all or just some of the activities depending upon your level of interest
and time. Contact the library for a complete listing of programs and schedules for
the various age groups. All activities are free to the public. Summer reading programs
encourage children to explore books and their local library. Research indicates
that young students who read (or are read to) are more likely to read at grade level
or above, and exhibit greater comprehension in their general studies.
Donations of time, materials, money, and talent are always greatly
appreciated by the Carnegie Public Library and are used to promote literacy and
life-long learning in an exciting and entertaining environment.