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Magic tricks at library

Rick Allen will perform at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the Sturm Memorial Library in Manawa.

His magic show includes disappearing doves, haunted tables and a person floating in mid-air.

The special event celebrates the start of the library’s summer reading program that runs from June 11 to Aug. 3.

Every library in the state participates in a summer reading program with most libraries following the theme established by the consortium of states across the country.

“Libraries Rock” incorporates geology and music and will include reading books, attending special events and programs and doing activities while visiting the Library.

Sturm Memorial Library’s program attracts as many as 200 youth ages infant through 18. The library works with the local schools to promote the program and collaborates with the schools throughout the summer on programming, library visits and other projects.

This summer’s program encourages participants to set a reading goal and work to reach that goal in the eight weeks of the program.

The library always has new books to highlight for the summer and helps young readers find the old favorites as well. There is also an early readers program and a teen program that runs for the eight weeks.

Other programs on the schedule are a Flag Day program on June 14, Science Day with Mr. J on June 21, the Rodeo Lunch on June 26, Randy’s Rocking Reading Show on June 28, Rockin Art with Mary Tooley on July 11, ventriloquist Chris McBrien on July 16 and the New Zoo Zoomobile and picnic on Aug. 2.

The Library will also e hosti Lunch Bunch programs, LegoLab and MovieTime.

Library staff have been promoting the summer reading program in the schools and each child received a brochure with an explanation of the program and a schedule of events.

For more information call 920-596-2252 or visit online at www.manawalibrary.org.

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