End summer well-rested, well-read

NEIGHBORS

June 17, 1994|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

The last school bell has rung . . . the summer of '94 has officially begun.

All too quickly the novelty of lazy summer days will be gone for your brood. You can nip those "I'm bored blues" in the bud if you check out the free reading program offered by the county library this summer.

Children entering grades 1 through 6 can be a "Readerosaurus" by registering at the Riviera Beach library branch any time starting Monday through Aug. 20.

The nine-week program features great books, activities, events and prizes for food and snacks at area fast-food restaurants.

Kids could also win tickets to Busch Gardens, the B&O Railroad Museum or the Babe Ruth Museum, just by signing up for the program.

Registering couldn't be easier. Just take the kids to the library, fill out the form and pick up the summer reading starter kit. At home, readers keep track of books read on a logbook and turn the logbook in at school in the fall.

In addition to the reading program, the library also has planned live shows throughout the summer featuring snakes, a professional magician, cartooning, puppets and noted children's authors.

Information: 222-6285.

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As a service to area parents and students, guidance counselor Carolyn Keenen will offer a series of free workshops this &L summer, beginning June 29.

Workshops will begin at 10 a.m., with most sessions meeting at Lake Shore Elementary School unless otherwise noted.

The topics are:

* "Understanding preferred learning styles," grades 2-3, June 29, Fort Smallwood Elementary.

* "Cooperative learning," grades 2-3, June 30.

* "How to be perfect in just three days," grade 4, July 6.

* "Introduction to baby-sitting," grades 5-6, July 11.

* "All about attention deficit disorder," for parents, July 14.

* "Learning disabilities -- why won't my child learn?," July 19, at Fort Smallwood Elementary.

* "Understanding the value of teamwork," grades 3-4, July 20.

* "Developing self-esteem," grades 4-5, July 22, at Fort Smallwood Elementary.

* "Handling our emotions," grades 3-4, July 26.

* "Understanding prejudice and discrimination," grades 5-6, July at Fort Smallwood Elementary.

L * "Respecting our brothers and sisters," grades 3-4, Aug. 1.

All sessions are designed for children entering the listed grades this fall.

Advance registration is encouraged so that all participants can receive necessary materials and those all-important snacks.

Keenen is also available during the summer to talk with parents about concerns.

Information: 222-6450 or 222-6465.

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The Aid Association for Lutherans Branch 9017 will meet at Fort McHenry tomorrow at 9 a.m. to assemble a picnic table that will be donated to the historic site.

Spokeswoman Annie Webb explained that the local branch participated in the statewide "Helping Hands" program along with more than 30 other branches in this beautification program.

The dedication will begin at 11 a.m. with luncheon to follow.

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The United Methodist Women of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church will sponsor a bake sale tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. at Angel's Market on Mountain Road.

Delicious homemade cakes, cookies and other goodies to serve dad on his special will be featured.

& Information: 255-8887.

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