Colorful paper reading chains will decorate the Linthicum branch of the county library as part of "Link Up For Library Week."
Each time a child reads a book between now and April 11, the child should write his or her name and phone number, the title and author on a strip of paper. Children can color strips with a scene or character from the book. Strips are available at all library branches, or they can be made at home.
Children should bring finished strips to the library before April11 and drop them in the Library Week Box. During National Library Week, April 5-11, the strips will be turned into chains, signifying theimportant link between children and books.
Participants can win free pizza at Pizza Hut, free bowling at Fair Lanes, a pass to the Arundel Olympic Swim Center in Annapolis or a round of miniature golf atthe Severna Park Golf Center.
At the end of National Library Week, the chains will be measured, the links counted and the results of the children's reading efforts displayed through May 11.
Last year,county youngsters read more than 6,000 books in the month-long event.
The Linthicum Library is at 400 Shipley Road.
FERNDALE FLEA MARKET
The Ferndale United Methodist Women will sponsor a flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 28 at the church hall, 117 Ferndale Road at Hollins Ferry Road.
Inside tables rent for $10. If weather permits, outside spaces will be available for $8.
Information: 766-9220 or 859-3461.
LASAGNA DINNER SERVED UP
The St. Philip Neri Ladies Sodality is planning a lasagna dinner from4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the school hall, 6401 Orchard Road in Linthicum.
Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
Information:789-0243, 761-1452 or 789-3230.
CLERICAL CLASS SIGN-UP
The YWCA, located in the Ferndale School, is conducting spring registration forclerical classes.
The daytime program begins in early April and includes typing, word processing, job-search techniques and review of business English and math.
Evening classes are available in word processing.
SPALDING PLANS SPRING DANCE
Archbishop Spalding High School's Sports Boosters Club will hold its annual spring dance from 8 p.m. to midnight March 28 in the school cafeteria, 8080 New Cut Road in Severn.
The dance will feature beer, snacks, setups and music by a disc jockey. Tickets are $10.
The school is also is taking orders for Easter bunnies, Easter almonds and mint melt-a-ways. The candy costs $3 each. Orders must be placed by March 24.
Information for both events: 261-2170.