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Thursday, April 17, 2014
A successful summer at Waldinger Library
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Andrew Hackmack/Herald
Children who completed the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Club requirements were treated to a magic and juggling show by Lou Johnson, of Valley Stream, on Aug. 22.

Marissa Nardone, 7, a Dever student, completed about 20 books including “Junie B. Jones is a Party Animal.” She said she read about a half-hour each night before bed, and really enjoyed sharing books with her parents. “I like to read,” she said. “I like to imagine about things in my mind.”

Junie B. Jones is a also a favorite of 7-year-old Samantha Altieri, but she said the best book she read this summer was “Barbie the Class Act.”

Kunz said that other popular book series included “Big Nate” and “Goddess Girls.” She said the library orders a lot of new books at the beginning of the summer, based on school reading lists and what is popular among children. “The summer is the busiest time,” she said.

The library also offered a summer reading club for teens in grades 7-12, who had to complete three full-length books. Library Director Mamie Eng said that 72 of the 117 teens who signed up for the program met the requirement. “That’s higher than normal,” she said. “We’ve had more start, but not as many finish. It’s a great percentage.”

Teens who read three books were rewarded with a mini-golf outing at Hendrickson Park last Friday evening.

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