The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Union County

May 29, 2013

UCLS kicks-off summer reading with Steven Courtney

MIFFLINBURG — A kick-off celebration, featuring award-winning children’s performer, Steven Courtney, is slated for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 5 at the Mifflinburg Community Park. During this event, kids can dig into history, dig for buried treasure, dig in the dirt, and learn about vehicles and people that dig for a purpose during the celebration, as well as talk with T&D’s Cats of the World about animals that dig and burrow.

Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served and children can create their own “dirt” or “sand” dessert.

This year’s theme, Dig Into Reading, is about all things underground — dirt, plants, fossils, animals that burrow, buried treasure and more. Special programs focusing on the theme are planned throughout the summer.

Registration for summer reading beings June 3 at each of the libraries in the system. Children can also sign-up during the kick-off celebration. Children who complete the summer reading program will receive one admission ticket to Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland.

For more information on the Dig Into Reading kick-off celebration or the summer reading program, contact your local UCLS Library at (570) 966-0831 for Herr Memorial Library; at (570) 523-1172 for The Public Library for Union County; or at (570) 922-4773 for the West End Library. You can also visit the website at


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