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The Library Lines

By Nikki Cunningham
Posted 8/21/18

The Carroll County Library is partnering with the Discovery Park of America for a LEGO® Competition! The grand prize winner will receive an annual park membership and two free passes to the …

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The Carroll County Library is partnering with the Discovery Park of America for a LEGO® Competition! The grand prize winner will receive an annual park membership and two free passes to the upcoming special exhibition entitled Towers of Tomorrow (open January 18 through May 5, 2019). All ages are welcome to participate in this competition. There are two age divisions: Children through grade six and grade seven through adult. Nobody is too young or too old to participate!

This competition spans four months with four different themes. This month’s theme is Book Character; the Library will be taking the creations to the Discovery Park on Friday, August 24, so all submissions must be made by Thursday, August 23. The Library will select two creations to submit to the Discovery Park LEGO® Competition, one from each age group.

Next month’s theme is Historical Moment and must be submitted to the Library by September 20. All creations must be no bigger than 10” x 10” x 18”. Both the Carroll County Library’s LEGO® Club and LEGO® Club Jr. are participating in the themed competition. LEGO® Club Jr is for ages four-seven and meets Thursday, August 23 at 5 p.m.

The 2018 Carroll County Library Summer Reading Program introduced a new initiative to “Read to Help Others.” With the help of all of the children in Carroll County who participated in the Summer Reading Program, as well as our local sponsors, the Library was able to donate 357 books to the Carl Perkins Center! The Library was excited as these books came in and were delivered knowing how important it is to have books in the hands of children in our area.

The National Commission on Reading states “The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school.”

Research in Social Stratification and Mobility reports that “Having books in the home is twice as important as the father’s education level,” and according to the published work The Literary Crisis: False Claims, Real Solutions, “The only behavior measure that correlates significantly with reading scores is the number of books in the home.”

The Carroll County Library is very proud of all of our Summer Reading Program participants for making a difference in the lives of children by “Reading to Help Others.”

The Carroll County Library’s Anime Club will be meeting this Friday, August 24 from 5-7 p.m. Anime Club has steadily gained members since its start in January. Anime Club is for teens ages 12-18 who are interested in Japanese animation and manga-style books. During Anime Club, the Library introduces our teens to Japanese food and culture while watching anime shows and movies.

The Library appreciates Cox Oil Company and Little General in Huntingdon for their donation to our Summer Reading Program and all of the donations to the Library made by individuals enabling us to donate books to the Carl Perkins Center.

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