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Waddington library plans summer events

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WADDINGTON — Guitars, reptiles and ghosts make for an unexpectedly wild summer hosted by the Waddington-Hepburn Library.

The library, 30 Main St., will host a number of events for children, teens and adults in conjunction with its summer reading program.

Students in grades K-12 can pick up a summer reading program form in the library starting July 16. Students who read 10 books from the list will receive a gift certificate to Taco Bell.

The following events for children and teens will be held July 16 through 20 in celebration of the summer reading program:

July 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. — The New York State Zoo at Thompson Park will provide a presentation with lizards, chinchillas and more at the Waddington Beach pavilion.

July 17 from 8 to 10 p.m. — A ghost hunt geared toward older children will be led at the library by Library Director Mary T. Lajoie, who also has 30 years of experience as a paranormal investigator. Chaperones will be at the event. Limit of 20 participants.

July 18 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. — The Frederic Remington Art Museum’s Kid’s Place will give a puppet presentation hosted by Lauren V. Gilmour at the Waddington Beach pavilion.

July 19 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. —The Indian Creek Nature Center will provide a presentation on turtles and other amphibians at the Waddington Beach pavilion.

July 20 from 4 to 5 p.m. — Nan Hoffman, singer and musician, will perform a “Books that Sing” presentation for children and families at the library using a variety of songs and instruments to tell stories and promote music and reading.

The weeklong program is designed to involve children of all ages.

“The library usually does a monthlong program,” said Mrs. Lajoie. “But this year we wanted to give children and young adults an opportunity to visit the library in between camps and vacations with their families and at a time when no other library in the area is hosting events.”

In addition to the summer reading program, the library also will host two events for adults and families:

July 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. — Donna Miller will perform island music and novelty songs, and ’50s and ’60s and soft rock will be playing on the back lawn of the library.

Aug. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. — DW Sound DJs will host a block dance on Main Street. Alcohol consumption will not be permitted.

For more information, contact the library at 388-4454.

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