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Pelham Library: Summer Reading Fun Kicks Off This Week

The New Rochelle Public Library launches the summer reading program this week.
The New Rochelle Public Library launches the summer reading program this week. Photo Credit: Justin Stock

PELHAM, N.Y. -- The Pelham Library Summer Reading Program will kick off Thursday, June 23.

Children can win books and other prizes in the annual Summer Reading Game.

Pelham kids can win books and other prizes through the program, "On Your Mark! Get Set...Read!" offering both indoor and outdoor activities, and a chance to spend time in the air conditioned library.

"We'll be happy to help you find the perfect beach or hammock book," said Librarian for Children’s Services Lilly Hecker.

The Reading Game (pre-school to 8th grade) begins after the last class bell Thursday and runs to July 31.

Pre-school children can sign up and get a book prize once they have listened to six stories.

School-age children get a free book upon reading three age-appropriate books. Kids who read more can get additional prizes from the Treasure Chest, and participants will celebrate at the annual make-your-own-sundae ice cream party on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

To kick off this summer’s program on June 23, master falconer James Eyring will bring a number of raptors to the Library. See a hawk, a kestrel, owls, and falcons in flight, starting at 2:30 p.m.

Engineering A Good Time on Wednesday Afternoons

Every Wednesday afternoon in July, the library will be hosting a program focused on engineering for kids. Activities range from rockets to roller coasters, and ice cream - yes, to eat.

This series is suitable for children age five and up and will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Registration is required for each session, and, to make this program available to as many kids as possible, children may sign up for no more than two sessions.

On Tuesdays during July, the Library will be busy with activities, both indoors and out. From Legos to origami, the fun (age four and up) begins at 2:30 p.m. with no sign-up required.

On Monday afternoons starting in June and continuing through July, it’s movie time for the whole family at 2:30 p.m. (library closed Monday, July 4).

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