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Summer Reading Game, Other Programs Continue At Pelham Library

The Town of Pelham Public Library continues a variety of reading programs this summer.
The Town of Pelham Public Library continues a variety of reading programs this summer. Photo Credit: Town of Pelham Public Library website

PELHAM, N.Y. -- Among other reading programs, the Town of Pelham Public Library is continuing its Summer Reading Game, through Saturday, July 30 -- and it's not too late for kids to sign up.

Preschoolers get a book prize after they've listened to six stories. School-age kids through eighth grade get a free book after reading three age-appropriate books. And kids who continue to read can get additional prizes from the Treasure Chest.

Sign up with a librarian at the Reference Desk. There will be a make-your-own-sundae ice cream party at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, for children who signed up for the Game. If you plan on coming, call the library at 914-738-1234.

Tuesday storytime , for 3- to 5-year-olds, is from 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesday storytime , for ages 2 and under, is also from 10:30-11 a.m. Attendance is limited to the first 45 people who sign in, including caregivers.

Chinese-English storytime is every other Saturday this summer -- July 30, Aug. 13 and Aug. 27 -- from 10:30-11:30 a.m., for kids in third grade and younger. This Chinese-English version of storytime will introduce kids to colors and numbers in Chinese, along with Chinese fairy tales and well-known stories.

The final Monday Afternoon Movie will be "The Mighty Ducks," on Monday, July 25, at 2:30 p.m. Emilio Estevez reluctantly coaches the worst hockey team in its peewee league -- as community service.

An Afternoon of Origami will be Tuesday, July 26, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Participants can make origami jumping frogs or paper airplane -- then compete in frog and plane races. No signup is required. The activity is suitable for kids 4 and up.

Engineering for Kids -- Make Your Own Ice Cream, will be Wednesday, July 27, from 2:30-4 p.m. Kids 5 and up can learn about chemical engineering -- by making their own ice cream. Registration is required

For adults, the library offers one-on-one instruction on computers and e-resources. If you want help downloading e-books or learning how to use programs, like Microsoft Word and Excel, call the library for individualized instruction.

The library also has limited Saturday hours, closing at 1 p.m. After Labor Day, the library will again close at 4. For more information about the library and its events, visit its website or Facebook page.

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