Lively libraries, social schools and dedicated Daisys plan events NORTH LAUREL/SAVAGE

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January 29, 1993|By LOURDES SULLIVAN

The Savage Library opens registration for Zebra Crossing today. Zebra Crossing is a program of traditional African tales for 6- to 9-year-olds presented Thursday from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Register early by stopping by the library or by calling (410) 880-5978. Space is limited and reservations fill up quickly.

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The local chapter of the La Leche League holds its monthly meeting Wednesday at the Savage Library. The program begins at 10:15 a.m. (the program begins on the quarter hour to give the librarians a chance to cope with the influx of patrons just arriving) and lasts about an hour.

This month's topic is "At Home with Your New Baby." Bring your questions, suggestions, babies and a toy to keep the little ones entertained.

After the program, check out the collection of colorful toys available from the library. I think the collection is one of the most useful resources for parents of young children. It's like having an entire toy store with none of the storage problems.

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News from Bollman Bridge Elementary School: On Monday, the school holds its fifth annual Celebrity Read-In. Guest storytellers from Maryland's Department of Education, the county board of education, the library, county government, WJZ-TV, the Skipjacks hockey team and Ms. Carey Wright, the former principal of Bollman Bridge, will attend.

The Read-In theme is "Celebrate Diversity." Tammy Royo, the media specialist, chose readings on racial and ethnic themes to tie in with Black History Month and Brotherhood and Sisterhood month.

The 9 a.m.-to-9:30 a.m. sessions will be for morning preschoolers and kindergarten students and the first- and second-graders. The 2 p.m.-to-2:30 p.m. sessions will be for the afternoon pre-schoolers, the after noon kindergarten students and the third-, fourth- and fifth-graders.

Bollman Bridge's PTA's Social Committee announces a Family Roller Skating Fun Day.

On Saturday, Feb. 20, skate with your friends at The Supreme Court from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for a measly $1 per person. Bring your own skates, or rent them for $1.75. Tickets are available at the school or at the door. The maximum fee is $4 per family. See you there. Just look on the floor.

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The Daisy Scouts of Troop 2111 of the Bollman Bridge cluster have been working on an optional patch, "Harvest for the Hungry."

Members Chelsea Chapman, Margie Clemens, Ashley Haspel, Michelle Leone, Meredith Mertens, Jill Mino and Stacy Paper have filled a bag with canned goods for the Maryland Food Bank. The troop also made lunches for Grassroots, a county shelter for the homeless.

The troop leaders, Roxanne Mino and Cindy Clemens, wanted the girls to do more than just collect food. Rather, they tried to make the troop more aware of the problems of hunger and scarcity.

Troop members ran a play grocery store. The Daisys were given $7 of play money to buy a nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner. The daisies had learned about food groups a few weeks ago. At the store, the scouts discovered than it isn't possible sometimes to buy nutritious food, colas and snacks. Something had to be returned to the shelf.

Ms. Clemens said it was hard to come up with challenging and fun activities. "I have more respect for the kindergartner teacher now," Ms. Clemens said.

This month the troop, along with all the others in the Bollman Bridge Cluster, will focus on India on Thinking Day, a Girl Scout day dedicated to thinking about and learning about Scouts in other countries.

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Registration for Have a Heart, a program of Valentine's Day activities and stories for 6- to 9-year-olds, begins Thursday at the Savage Library. The program also is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 11, from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can register in person or by calling (410) 880-5978.

This program is also running at the Central, Miller, Elkridge and Lisbon library branches. Call the Central Library at (410) 313-7880 for more information.

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