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Dig into Reading

Our annual summer story hour begins on June 12, 2013
When Jun 12, 2013 01:00 PM to
Jul 24, 2013 12:00 PM
Where Norma Anders Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 319-476-5210
Attendees Pre-school through 5th Grade
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Dig Into Reading at the Norma Anders Public Library.


Children 3-8 years old will be Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 starting June 12th, then continuing June 19th, June 26th, July 10th and July 17th.

**Special Event featuring Ronald McDonald Wednesday, July 24th at 10:00 a.m. for Preschool through 5th grade.  Summer story hour prizes will be awarded immediately following the "McDig'n It!" program and then there will be a hot "diggity" dog lunch after the prize awards.

June 12th at 1:00 the Dysart Garden Club will help children plant perennials in the library gardens.

June 26th at 1:00 Kristin Simon of ECICOG will present "Earl the Earthworm Digs for His Life."

On June 26th from 3:00 to 4:00p.m. the 2nd through 5th graders will experience a fossil dig, step in a T-Rex footprint and more when the Grout museum presents "Digging up Dinosaurs!" (Registration is required  *maximum capacity of 30 kids)

Please use the story hour registration form that is attached to this Summer Library Program tab or stop by the library to fill out the form there.

Summer reading rules for the Preschool through 2nd are as follows:

The summer reading goal is to read 20 books.  Read and record the title for each book your child reads. If children read chapter books, also record the number of pages (32 pages=1book).

Parents/older siblings/grandparents may read to young children unable to read by themselves.

Children who turn in reading logs at story hour each week will be entered into the weekly drawing for a mini prairie dog puppet (June 19, June 26th, July10th and July 17th).

Reading logs can also be turned in anytime at the library in a box marked Pre-2nd "Dig into Reading" until 6:00 p.m. on July 17th.

All participants will receive a coupon for a free admission to the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines and are invited to the hot dog lunch following Ronald McDonald's visit to the library July 24th.

The summer story hour prize drawing will be immediately following Ronald McDonald's July 24th visit to the library (approximately 11:00 a.m.)

Summer reading rules for the 3rd through 5th are as follows:

Read and record the title and page numbers for the age appropriate books read.

Reading logs can be turned in at the library in a box marked 3rd-5th "Dig into Reading".

Your summer goal is to read 500 pages.  Attendance at library programs will get you an additional entry into the prize drawing.  Also, if you read more than 500 pages you will get an extra chance at prizes.  Multiple entries will increase your odds of winning.

All participants will receive the Blank Park Zoo passes and are invited to enjoy the hot dog lunch after Ronald McDonald's visit on July 24th when prizes will also be distributed.


This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.