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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Summer reading programs planned 06.02.10

Written by David Green.

FAYETTE

“Make a Splash—Read” at Normal Memorial Library’s summer reading program, June 22 though July 8. Sessions are scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to attend on both Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The program will kick off with a scavenger hunt from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, June 21. Students should meet at the library at 2 p.m., then the group will head to the park for the hunt.

Games, crafts, snacks and prizes are planned throughout the summer reading program. Special events include a visit from WTOL Channel 11 meteorologist Chris Vickers and a tour of the Fayette water plant with village employee Tom Rupp.

Prizes will be awarded for the Reading Minutes children accumulate throughout the program.

For more information, call the library at 237-2115 or stop by the children’s circulation desk.

 

MORENCI

“Make a Splash! Read!”

That’s what area kids will be encouraged to do this summer at Stair Public Library.

Water in all its forms and uses and anything that relates to water is the focus of this year’s Summer Reading Program which begins June 16 and continues every Wednesday through July.

The program includes stories, crafts, games, and snacks for pre-school age children and students entering grades one through six this fall. Grade groups meet at designated times during June, and all groups meet at 1 p.m. during a “July Jubilee” of special performances.

Preschoolers will meet at 10:30 a.m. Students going into kindergarten and first grade meet at noon; second and third grader meet at 1:30; fourth, fifth and sixth graders meet at 3 p.m. All sessions will last approximately one hour, except the preschool session which will last about 45 minutes.

July Jubilee

On July 7, musician and singer Rick Kelley brings his “Don’t Just Sit There! Read!” Beach Party for an interactive musical performance. On July 14, magician Jeff Wawrzaszek visits with his Splashtacular Magic Show.

My Adventure Theater “Pirate Island” is scheduled July 21 when audience members will help present a short play about a legendary treasure; costumes will be supplied.

The talented Saline High School Fiddlers ReStrung group makes a return visit July 28 with toe-tapping bluegrass, Celtic fiddle and popular folk music.

Everyone in the community is welcome to attend all of these special performances.

The Impression Five Museum will also visit the library during June for an “Edible Aquifer” program.

Families can be accommodated if the assigned session times are inconvenient.

Registration by June 12 is encouraged to help library staff plan for activities, supplies, and refreshments. Parents can register their children by calling the library at 458-6510 or stopping in; see hours below.

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