MT KISCO, N.Y.--The Mount Kisco Public Library kicked off its Summer Reading Program on Tuesday, June 28, with a show by musician and storyteller Chris Merwin.
Merwin performed One World, which is an interactive musical performance. The show features different instruments from around the world and provides the cultural and historical background of each. The Friends of the Mount Kisco Public Library helped sponsored the event.
The Summer Reading Program asks kids to keep track of the number of pages they read this summer, helping to continue with their educational growth after school has let out for the year.
Its really important for education in general, Deirdres Johnson, childrens librarian at Mt Kisco Public Library said. There is proven to be a mark drop-off if they stop reading and a shown increase if they continue.
At the Mount Kisco Public Library children win prizes for reading a certain number of pages. For reading 300 pages kids can win Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream. If 600 pages are finished this summer Bellizzis Restaurant is offering a special prize and for anyone that reads up to 1,000 pages Applebees will reward them for their hard work.
Children and teens can sign-up online at the Mount Kiscos Public Library website, mountkiscolibrary.org .
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