Library touts summer reading program


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Lloyd Elementary students and teachers listened to the presentation on the Austintown library summer reading program April 30.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Austintown librarian Madline Dunchak spoke to students at Lynn Kirk Elementary School April 30 about the library's summer reading program.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Madline Dunchak, a librarian at the Austintown branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, picked Lloyd students to answer riddles in "Alphabet Riddles" by Susan Joyce.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Austintown librarian Madline Dunchak read "Who Am I?" to students at Lloyd Elementary School after the presentation on the summer reading program April 30.


Austintown librarian Madline Dunchak presented an assembly and preview of the summer reading program at Lloyd Elementary School April 30.

This year, the theme of the program will be “Dig Into Reading” and will feature special guest Nick Bruel, author of the “Bad Kitty” books, a presentation by the Youngstown Playhouse, an Earth science program, dinosaur events and a Percy Jackson program in August.

This year, registration for the summer reading program will be June 1-Aug. 17 and registration forms can be completed online at or by visiting the public library. Each child who registers will receive a coupon for a Mahoning Valley Scrappers game and a coupon for a Dairy Queen treat. New changes in the summer reading program included the addition of an adult reading program.

Dunchak also read books featuring a riddle theme. “Who Am I?” was a book that gave clues and allowed Lloyd students to take turns guessing who was being described, while “Alphabet Riddles” by Susan Joyce gave clues to riddles based on letters in the alphabet. To learn more about the summer reading program, visit a local library or

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