By NATALIE SCOTT
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 www.libraryvisit.org 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 www.libraryvisit.org.