Tyrone-Snyder Public Library announces summer reading program

Get ready to read! The Tyrone-Snyder Public Library has just announced its 2006 Summer Reading Program – Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales, beginning June 26.
Registration will be held at the library from noon to 5 p.m. The program is open to young readers from pre-school age through 8th grade. Prizes will be awarded for books read. Two categories of readers include the “Read-To-Me” group, pre-school through kindergarten. This group has two goals during the six weeks of the program: 15 books entitles them to a free book; 30 books wins a prize. The “Reader” group, first through 8th grade, earns a free book after reading three books and a prize after reading six books. All those who complete a reading log will receive Benzel’s pretzel tins and will be entered in the prize drawing to be held at the end of the program.
But there is more to the summer reading program than reading! Each week brings a special event related to animals.
On Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. Monica’s Heart Greyhound Adoption Program will visit. The library will be collecting new dog toys, used blankets, or a bag of Pro-Plan dog food to help the greyhounds of Monica’s Heart.
Bring your creativity on Thursday, July 6 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a chance to “Make ‘n Take Animal Crafts”.
The young and the young-at-heart will be excited on Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m., as Steve Engle presents The Fur-Feather-Finned Fantastical Puppet Show.
Thursday, July 20 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. will be your chance to learn about Gyotaku – the art of fish printing from “The Creature Teacher”.
On Tuesday, July 25 at 6 p.m., everyone is invited to meet some animals from the Blair County Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Individuals are also urged to bring paper towels, liquid dish soap, garbage bags, nuts (any kind), Q-tips, or baby wipes as gifts for the Rehab Center inhabitants.
Thursday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m., graduate students from the Penn State Entomology Department will share some “Creepy Crawlies and Bizarre Bugs”!
On Tuesday, August 1 at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., come prepared to “Scrap That Pet”, to scrap book pet pictures.
Any time between June 26 and August 2, bring in a neat picture of a pet for the virtual pet show. Pictures will be displayed on the pet show parade board. Then Thursday, August 3 at 6:30 p.m., the virtual pet show will end with the virtual pet show awards. Prizes will be given for the biggest, smallest, funniest, prettiest, ugliest, and many more “virtual pets”.
Finally, the closing program and prize drawings will be held on Thursday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m.
As everyone can see, the summer reading program has something for everyone. Whether people enjoy animals with paws, claws, or feathers, they’ll be sure to enjoy the “tales” they read this summer!