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Books and Brunch encourages children to read during summer


Cortney Ofstad/Daily Globe

TAESHA PENNOCK, 10, of Ironwood, reads a book during the Books and Brunch kick-off event at the Ironwood Carnegie Library Friday afternoon. The event will take place throughout the summer, featuring snacks, time for reading and activities, such as science projects and crafts.

IRONWOOD - On Friday's throughout the summer, students will have a chance to read a book and grab some lunch during Books and Brunch at the Ironwood Carnegie Library.

According to Lynne Wiercinski, assistant director at the library, this is the first year the event is being held.

"This is our first year, but it's another way to encourage kids to read," Wiercinski said.

The event kick-off took place on Friday with kids enjoying pizza, grabbing a book and performing science experiments.

More than 15 kids attended the event.

"I was not certain how many were going to attend, with it being our first time, but I am very happy with the turnout," Wiercinski said.

The goal, Wiercinski said, is to create a "relaxed environment" for kids. Books and Brunch is also set to compliment the many programs going on at the library during the summer.

"We are going to host the event as many Friday's as we can," Wiercinski said. "We won't have it on the Fourth of July, and if another event is already scheduled on a Friday, we hope kids will come and attend those as well."

Each program session will feature a different activity, from science projects to arts and crafts. And the program is not just for children.

"While the event is in our children's room, we also have teens attending as well," Wiercinski said. "We hope kids will stop by and visit, have some pizza and see what Books and Brunch is about."

For more information, call the Ironwood Carnegie Library at 906-932-0203.


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