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June 19, 2014

Summer reading program starts next week

MERRIMAC — The Merrimac Public Library is inviting kids and teens to unleash their inner scientists with their annual summer reading program, “Fizz Boom Read!”

The summer reading program is a fun way for kids from ages 3 and up to earn great prizes for reading. Registration begins on June 23 and the program runs through Aug. 8. Ages 3-6 will register and log their reading at the library and ages 7 and up will register and log their reading online, through a link on the library website:

Enhancing the summer reading program are activities for all ages including playgroups, science shows, puppets, magic, live animal shows, craft programs, music and much more. All programs taking place throughout the summer are free and open to the public, but some do require registration.

For more information, check out the events calendar on the library website, drop by the library to pick up a complete schedule of events or check us out on Facebook at the Merrimac Public Library.

Fizz Boom Read! is made possible through support from the Friends of the Merrimac Public Library, the Merrimac Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Prizes have been generously donated by local businesses such as Hodgies Too!, Jabberwocky Bookshop, Friendly’s in Amesbury, AMC movie theater in Methuen, Rangeway Golf in Salisbury, Common Grounds Coffee Shop and the Topsfield Fair.

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