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There's still time to register for summer reading program

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Photo submitted Musical-themed programs and activities at all five Delta County Libraries offer families a fun diversion from the summer heat. Registration for the 2018 summer reading program is still open and can be done in person or online at deltalibra

Nearly 700 kids in Delta County have registered for the 2018 summer reading program "Libraries Rock."

"We are pleased to report that our registration numbers have already exceeded last year and there is still plenty of time to register," says LaDonna Gunn, assistant district director of Delta County Libraries. "Just visit one of our five libraries or go online to sign up and join the fun!"

Since the first week in June, musical-themed programs and activities have enticed kids and their families or caretakers to visit the five libraries. Ice cream socials, banjo making, Kazoo-playing, drum circles, storytimes, and scavenger hunts have provided participants a much-needed escape from the heat outdoors.

"We also want the community to know that families can participate from home if they are unable to make it to the library for programs," says Gunn. "And they will still have the opportunity to earn a T-shirt and other prizes, like books and gift certificates."

Lea Hart, district director of Delta County Libraries, stresses the important role the community plays in making the program possible. "We are able to offer such an excellent program, with incentives for reading and no registration fees, in large part because of very generous community support. Many organizations, businesses, and individuals have sponsored kids and volunteered their time to make this program possible."

Register today or offer your support by visiting your library or www.delta libraries.org, "Summer Reading."

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