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Stay cool and Dig Into Reading with library's summer reading program

Klella Maestri, 2, is into a picture book while around her, children watch a  Storytime presentation on yo-yos at the Prescott Valley Public Library June 10.<br>
Trib Photo/Cheryl Hartz

Klella Maestri, 2, is into a picture book while around her, children watch a Storytime presentation on yo-yos at the Prescott Valley Public Library June 10.<br> Trib Photo/Cheryl Hartz

Registration has begun for the 2013 Children's Summer Reading program, "Dig Into Reading,"at the Prescott Valley Public Library for children ages 3-11. With a library card, parents can register children online at www.pvlib.net, or stop by the library to register in person.

Children choose how many books they want to read between May 23 and July 27, with a minimum of three. Books should be appropriate for child's reading/listening abilities.

Children keep track of their reading with a book log, and can come into the library, show the progress they've made, and receive stickers and a small prize once a week. Keep reading and logging when out-of-town or during vacations.

When participants reach their reading goal, they can pick up a free book on or before the final day, July 27.

In addition, children's programs are scheduled for Tuesday mornings at varying times - with one exception on Wednesday, July 17. Tickets are necessary for the programs and are handed out prior to each event on a first-come, first-served basis in the Children's Area.

On Tuesday, June 18, two shows at 10 and 11 a.m., Jolly Roger the Magician presents a magic show filled with fun, laughter, and intrigue with a "read to succeed" message.

On Tuesday, June 25, at 9:30 and 11 a.m., juggler James Reid juggles books, bowling balls and more with big fun and big tricks.

On Tuesday, July 2, at 10 and 11 a.m., the Good News Puppet Team, under direction of Richard Morgan presents a puppet show with its members, ages 11-adult.

On Tuesday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m. only, Matthew Hall, author of Phoebe and Chub, offers sing-along songs and audience participation while creating a story and song. Learn how a story moves from idea to book. Best for school-aged children.

On Wednesday, July 17, at 10:30 a.m. only, Jan Sandwich appears as "Cowgirl Jan." For preschoolers and primary-aged students, plus adults.

On Tuesday, July 23, at 9:30 and 11 a.m., artist Bryan Kilgore uses his slogan, "Lines make shapes, shapes make objects, and objects make pictures," in a drawing workshop where all supplies are provided.

Sponsors of the summer reading program include the Town of Prescott Valley, Friends of the Prescott Valley Library, and Del Taco. Most programs are targeted to school-aged children five years and older.

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