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Kids, Teen Reading, Summer Programs in Full Swing

The Alameda Free Library’s Summer Reading Program runs from June 14 to Aug. 9. Drop by the library soon for full details; students receive prizes for their efforts!

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Summer events for tweens (kids entering 4th-8th grades) are taking place at the Main Library at 1 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday afternoons in July, when there will be drop-in activities for tweens with Wii games, Legos, board games and snacks.

Special tween programs include origami and crafts at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 18, and the movie “Flipped” at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29.

For teens, several special events are scheduled throughout July:
- 1 to 5 p.m., Friday, July 3, for Makerspace Madness, when teens can practice hands-on, fun chemistry, like making glow-in-the-dark gel;
- 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, July 10, and Friday, July 11, for making paper projects, such as origami, book-binding, pop-up paper creations;
- 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 14, for building musical instruments out of everyday objects;
- 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday, July 17, for a challenging scavenger hunt complete with prizes; and
- 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday, July 24, for a teen book swap and smoothie making.

For more information about ongoing kids’ programs, go to the library’s website.

Janet Levaux