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Program promotes summer reading

The Thomson McDuffie County Library's summer reading program is in full swing.

Children may register for the Vacation Reading Club until July 5. They will receive a reading club folder to record books read and a kickoff bag.

Certificates will be awarded to any child who reads at least 10 books and to preschool children who have 10 books read to them.

Any book of 100 or more pages will count as two books.

July 16 is the last day books can be recorded.

At 1 p.m. Tuesday, Eric Litwin, the author of the best-seller Pete the Cat, I Love My White Shoes , will make an appearance at the library. Mr. Eric, as he is popularly known, also sings and plays guitar, harmonica and banjo. He uses musical stories to bring books to life, according to a library news release.

Litwin has performed at Lincoln Center in New York and at schools and libraries across the country.

On June 9 at 1 p.m., Chad Crews will present Around the World With a Book, which is in keeping with the summer reading program's theme for this year, One World, Many Stories. He will explore different cultures and the origin of several classics of magic.

On June 14, Barry Stewart Mann of Atlanta, a professional storyteller, educator, actor and writer, will relate tales of folklore from around the world. That program also starts at 1 p.m.

Web posted on Thursday, June 02, 2011

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