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Eva Public Library wants youths to come, ‘Get a Clue’

By Ronnie Thomas
rthomas@decaturdaily.com · 340-2438

EVA — The Eva Public Library, in conjunction with Eva School, launches its “Get a Clue” summer reading program June 4 at 10 a.m.

The program is for children in kindergarten through seventh grade.

The program runs on consecutive Mondays through July 30 with the exception of July 2. The library will give awards and prizes on the final day with a presentation by members of Eva Volunteer Fire Department.

Jackie Kinney, Eva School reading coach, and Head Librarian Athelia Gibbs will assist children during the program’s opening day making badges, casebooks and fingerprinting. They also will lead a scavenger hunt.

Also, Jane McCutcheon, Title I reading teacher at Eva School, will provide workshops for parents on shared reading through Motheread.

In addition to presenting some of the programs, Kinney will assist children and parents in selecting reading materials and taking Accelerated Reading tests. The tests will be available immediately after the conclusion of each program.

The remaining schedule:

June 11: Grades K-3, Freaky Forensics with McWane Science Center; Grades 4-7, Get a Clue About Disasters with James Darty, American Red Cross.

June 18: Grades K-3, The Mystery of Magic with magician Archie Wade; Grades 4-7, Get a Clue and Solve Your Own Mystery with McWane Science Center.

June 25: Grades K-3, A Secret Story with Jackie Kinney; Grades 4-7, Crime Mysteries with John Bili, Morgan County Sheriff’s Department.

July 9: Grades K-3 with Jackie Kinney; Grades 4-7, Mysteries of Magic Revealed Workshop with Archie Wade.

July 16: Both groups together for Mysterious Wildlife with Daphne Moland, Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge.

July 23: Grades K-3, A Mysterious Story with Jessica Scott; Grades 4-7, Get a Clue About Karate with Don Chappell of Chappell Family Karate.

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