|Volume 10 Number 2, Summer 1999|
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Prudential comes through for children . . . again!
The Prudential Foundation again has provided the generous funding to sponsor the Librarys premier reading and literacy program for Newarks school children in grades pre-K through 8. The theme for this years Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge is READ and the force is with you! More than 8,000 Newark children, ages 3 to 14, have participated in the last 7 years. The Challenge begins June 28 and runs through August 20.
The festive program kicks off officially at 10am on Wednesday, June 30, with a fun-filled rally at Washington Park. Featured will be entertainment and a picnic lunch.
Win prizes! Have fun!
The Challenge rewards children through a step-system of prizes. Each child will receive a READ poster, bookmark, and reading log. Those who read and report on at least five books will receive prizes and achievement certificates. The top winners will receive personal audio equipment. Special prizes will be awarded to the winners in each of the three divisionspre-K through K, grades 1 through 3, and grades 4 through 8who do the best job of coloring their program posters.
Sign up for this popular program at the Childrens Room in the Main Library or at any of the Branches.
More Summer Fun!
In addition to the Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge, other daily activitiesmovies, arts and crafts, gameswill be held in the Main and Branch Libraries Childrens Rooms. Activities and times vary, so check with each location for its schedule.
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