Summer Reading is underway at Newville’s John Graham Public Library and a magician is on tap for Friday’s first weekly entertainment for the popular program.
Library Director David Cubie says 130 Newville youngsters have already registered for the program, and registration remains open through July 7. Late entrants can play catch up through August so they can complete all the program’s incentives and enjoy the prizes.
The program is geared to maintaining acquired reading levels for youngsters.
“The studies show that if kids stop reading over the summer they fall back and fall behind when school starts again,” Cubie says.
Magician Dave Rojahn appears magically at the library at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 15, for a laugh filled romp into the dreamy world of magic.
Rojahn says dreams are the stuff magic is made of.
“Magicians many time create magic while dreaming at night, and act out those dreams in real life,” he says.
Part of Friday’s show will consist of making money appear from thin air.
“That’s something we all dream of doing,” Rojahn quips.
He also shares some of the daydreams that filled his young mind while in the library reading the stories of Harry Houdini and other great magicians of the past.
No registration is necessary to attend events and they are open to all. For more information or to register for Summer Reading Program visit the John Graham Public Library at 9 Parsonage St., Newville, call (717) 776-5900 or visit the website at www.johngrahamlibrary.org.