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Photos from the 2007 Kickoff for the Prudential Summer Reading Challenge
June 26, 2007

On Tuesday, June 26, 2007, The Newark Public Library held its annual kickoff to the Prudential Summer Reading Challenge.

Library region supervisor Paula Baratta explained all of the rules for this summer's challenge ( including the addition this year of a teen reading challenge) and then the festivities began. Jay Mankita performed The Day the Library Went Wild for the young readers, their family members, teachers, and camp counselors.

Attendees enjoyed refreshments, and received a visit from the children's mascot, Corky, who loves to use the hula hoop.

The Summer Reading Challenge will run from Monday, June 25 through Saturday, August 4, 2007.

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The audience in Centennial Hall.
 

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Jay Mankita plays and sings.
 

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Young readers help Jay Mankita perform.
 

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The audience joins in on the fun.
 

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Library region supervisor Paula Baratta does the hula hoop.
 

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Corky, the library mascot, shows Paula how it's done.
 

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Corky shakes hands with young readers.
 

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Corky poses with some of his fans.
 

Click here to see more photos on our Flickr site.

 

Photo credits: The Newark Public Library

 

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