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Summer reading programs offered for youth and teens

"Get a Clue @ Your Library" is this year's summer reading program theme for grades K-5. "YNK-You Never Know @ Your Library" is the theme for Teen's Read for grades 6 and up. Read to earn special incentives and a book! Reading logs may be picked u...

"Get a Clue @ Your Library" is this year's summer reading program theme for grades K-5. "YNK-You Never Know @ Your Library" is the theme for Teen's Read for grades 6 and up. Read to earn special incentives and a book! Reading logs may be picked up in the Children's Room starting Monday.

Story Time for children age 18 months to five years will be offered each Tuesday beginning Tuesday and ending July 31. Story Time will be held in the boat area of the Children's Room at 10:30 a.m.

The following programs will be held in the large meeting room from 2 to 3 p.m., unless otherwise noted. All are welcome. No registration required.

The Douglas County Genealogical Club will be entertaining children ages 8 and over with a parent/guardian 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. The life of Laura Ingalls Wilder will be the focus and those attending can learn how you can use library records to search your own family tree. This program is designed to help children gain an interest in their unique family history. A craft and game will also be included.

Kid Kindness Across America runs 1-2:30 p.m. Friday. Everybody needs a friend and a few kind words. Kids, on a piece of paper write your favorite kind words or a kind thing you have done, bring it and put it in the word box for a drawing to win The City of Kind Words book. Author Victoria Vincent will be present for reading and signing books. Come meet Mayor Dave Ross.

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On June 20, Our Shared Planet, Inc. Jim Ramsdell, artist, will demonstrate the carving process he uses to create his award winning sculptures. Students will create their own individual art projects. Sponsored by the Victoria Gotsky Trachtenberg Reading Fund.

Amy Mack demonstrates how to make construction paper molas on June 27. The mola is a traditional textile art form made by the Kuna people of Panama and Columbia. Molas are cloth panels made to wear on clothing. Children will create their own mola.

Hot Diggity DOGS! Did you know you can teach old dogs new tricks? Whether you already have a dog who's your best friend, or if your family is thinking about getting a dog come to the library for hands-on doggy fun. We'll play a game to learn about dog breeds and make a "puppy pal" to take home. A 4-H member demonstrates on July 19 how she trains her dog and give you some tips you can use with your own dog, Sponsored by the Douglas County 4-H.

Crafts!, Crafts! Crafts! Kathy Jodell, Alex Jodell and Ian Bass demonstrate origami -- the art of paper folding -- basic drawing and collage on July 25. Plenty of hands on fun for all.

Sharpen your senses. Which of your five senses do you use the most? Different animals rely on different senses to survive in their environment. Come explore your sense of smell, sight, hearing, touch and taste on Aug. 1. Sarah Wilcox, 4-H educator, will lead this program. Through fun, hands-on activities youth will develop an understanding of how animals use their sense to find food and protect themselves. Sponsored by the Douglas County 4-H.

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