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Haakon Community Library's summer reading programs are real mysteries

The Haakon County Public Library will host a Summer Reading Program from July 10 through August 3 that is geared for several different age-ranges of children and for families.

This year's theme is Mystery. There are incentive prizes for reading and participating in the Summer Reading Program. Librarian Alison Kattelmann won't say what the prizes are, because they are a mystery.

The sessions for preschool and elementary children are entitled "Get a Clue at your Library". Preschool Storytime will be on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A different theme with stories, crafts and songs will be presented each week.

Elementary programs will be on Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Activities will include history mysteries, forensics, mystery cooking and mystery scents.

Sixth through ninth grade children may participate in "YNK at your library (You Never Know)". The YNK programs will be on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Activities will include geocaching, Your Mysterious Family, scavenger hunts and other activities.

Family events will include such things as "Where in the World Is ... ?" Check for the weekly updated mystery location at the library. Families may make a guess and put their name in the drawing for a prize. "Where's Waldo?" will have Waldo hiding around Philip in a new place each week. Families who find him will have the chance to win a larger prize at the end of the Summer Reading Program by also putting their name in a drawing.

All events will take place at the Haakon County Public Library unless otherwise noted.

For updates on the Summer Reading Program check: "The Library Shelf" written by Vivian Hansen, Friends of the HCPL Newsletter, local radio stations and the library.

For more information, call 859-2442 or view library@gwtc.net.

Support for the Summer Reading Program comes from local businesses and groups: Rush Funeral Home, Krofam, First National Agency, O'Connell Construction, Goldenwest Telecommunications, West Central Electric, Grossenberg Implement, Modern Woodmen of America and Friends of the Haakon County Public Library.

If individuals would like to support the programs, they may "adopt" a book at the library or at First National Bank. Choose and pay for a book or movie that interests you from a provided list. Friends of the Library will order that book or movie and acknowledge your gift by putting a label stating the donor's name on the book or movie.