Weirton library’s youth events detailed

A UNIVERSE OF FUN — Cooper Carnes, 7, of Weirton is enjoying the Mary H. Weir Public Library’s summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories.” It continues throughout July for three age groups. For information, call Nikki Jagela, children’s program services specialist, at (304) 797-8510. -- Contributed

WEIRTON — The Mary H. Weir Public Library, 3442 Main St., has several children’s events happening this month, according to Nikki Jagela, children’s program services specialist. They include:

¯ A movie: The library will present “Wonder Park,” rated PG, on July 20, beginning at 2 p.m. Admission and popcorn are free. Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and soft drinks. The accessible Walnut Street doors will open at 1:45 p.m. No reservations are necessary.

The movie “tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.”

¯ Summer reading program: The library is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the moon landing with its summer reading program, CSLP’s “A Universe of Stories.” The program is taking place throughout July and consists of three separate age groups. They include: Toddler/preschool, Mondays at 11 a.m. or Tuesdays at 3 p.m.; elementary, Mondays at 3 p.m.; and middle/high school, Tuesdays at 11 a.m.

Each session consists of stories, crafts and music. The program also hosts a reading competition. The winners in each group are those who reach the highest percentage of the reading-minutes goals. Toddlers and preschoolers are encouraged to read at least 15 minutes per day and elementary through high school participants, 30 minutes per day. Registration forms are available at the children’s desk on the main floor of the library and in the activity room during summer reading sessions. Questions can be directed to Nikki at (304) 797-8510.

¯ Free community game day: The library and ASAP Youth Council are co-sponsoring a free community game day and Scrabble tournament from noon to 3 p.m. on July 27 in the library’s activity room.

Scrabble boards will be available, and a variety of other board games will be offered. ASAP will offer its video games to play. Attendees are welcome to bring their own laptops, games and gaming systems. Games must be rated teen or under. If unsure of game ratings, contact Mary at ASAP at (304) 748-7850.

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