The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

May 17, 2013

Union County Library System kicks off summer reading program


The Daily Item

— MIFFLINBURG — A summer reading kick-off celebration is planned for June 5 at the Mifflinburg Community Park. This all-age event is slated for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and children can dig into history, dig for buried treasure, dig in the dirt, and learn about vehicles and people that dig for a purpose. Children can also talk with our friends from T&D’s Cats of the World about animals that dig and burrow.

Award-winning children’s performer Steven Courtney will take center stage at the gazebo at 6:30 p.m. Courtney has performed over 5,200 concerts, recorded 30 full-length albums and produced an award-winning children’s television show. He is the recipient of the 2011 Parents Choice Award for his album Million Smiles to Go, as well as seven Children’s Music Web Awards. He has also received the Apreggio Award for “Outstanding Work with Children” through the arts.

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

For more information on the Dig Into Reading kick-off celebration, 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 www.unioncountylibrarysystem.com.