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June 19, 2014

Summer reading program is underway

AMESBURY — Everyone is a scientist at the library this summer. The Amesbury Public Library Summer Reading Program “Fizz! Boom! Read!” is underway and will run through Aug. 12.

Kids from birth to age 4 can register for the Little Sparks program and work on developing their early literacy skills. Students going into kindergarten to grade 6 can register to record their reading online and win prizes such as Topsfield Fair tickets. They are also eligible for prizes from the Bruins. Everyone is reading to make a donation to Massachusetts Audubon, so the more hours read results in more money going to support the organization.

The library will also have a stuffed creature hiding around downtown Amesbury that families should keep an eye out for in store windows. He will be reading a book and changes weekly. If kids find him, they have a chance to get coupons for local ice cream, bowling and other great activities.

Fun and free programs run throughout the summer including weekly crafts, a math club, the Museum of Science Cold Science, Mike the Bubbleman, art workshops, bedtime science programs for the whole family, a live animal show and an ice cream party to end.

A complete list of events and details on registration is available at or by visiting the library at 149 Main St. or calling 978-388-8148 ext. 4.

This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Friends of the Amesbury Library, Amesbury Cultural Council, Amesbury Youth Funding and local businesses.

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