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      Heartland kids invited to explore science through summer reading series

      Itâ??s all things science this summer through the Adair County Public Libraryâ??s â??Fizz! Boom! Read!â?? summer reading program.

      Beginning Tuesday, June 3, children, ages 2-12, can sign up to track their time spent reading this summer on special library fliers. Children, who are too young to read, can count the time that parents, relatives, or caregivers read to them.

      The goal of the program is to get kids reading at least 30 minutes a day, or 3 hours every week. Kids who complete their weekly reading will receive a special Au* coin, and any kids who can tell the mad scientist at the libraryâ??s registration desk what Au* stands for will receive one additional coin.

      Children may then save or spend the coins, earning prizes from the libraryâ??s â??holding tanks," and a bonus book will be given for every 16 hours of reading time logged on the fliers.

      And the summer fun doesnâ??t end there.

      Kids ages 2-12 are invited to â??Everythingologyâ?? every Tuesday, where they can participate in hands-on activities and listen to area scientists starting at 10:30 a.m. The programs will last 45 minutes and craft stations will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

      Children, ages 8-12, can â??Enter the Exploratorium,â?? by participating in enrichment classes on Wednesdays starting at 10:30 a.m. Guest science teachers will share science in exciting ways through hands-on projects during the hour long programs.

      Finally, the entire family is invited to attend â??Scientists in the Fieldâ?? on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

      Weather permitting, all Thursday programs will be held on the west library lawn through Thursday July 3.

      For more information on any of these summer events you can contact the Adair County Public Library.