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      Adair County Public Library hosts 'Be a Buddy Not a Bully' program

      Kirksville youngsters are spending their spring break learning about the effects of bullying.

      The 'Be a Buddy Not a Bully' program is going on all week long at the Adair County Public Library. The program is open to children ages 2 through 12. Members of the Thousand Hills Rotary Club will be at the library reading to the children. Tuesday morning's story was titled 'Llama, Llama, Bully Goat'. Rotary Club members are trying to teach kids the effects bullying causes at a young age.

      "We thought this was something where we could step in and help and try and give students other ways of dealing with bullying and trying to encourage them to be friends instead of bullies," said Marilyn Romine of the Thousand Hills Rotary.

      Different stories will be read during 'Be a Buddy Not a Bully' Week. The readings will begin at 10:30 each morning during the week followed by arts and crafts.