Library to start ‘Dig into Reading’ program
Children ages 6 to 12 can find a cure for the summertime blues with a reading and entertainment program at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island.

“Dig into Reading” begins at 2 p.m. Monday, June 17, with ventriloquist Jacki Manna and continues through July 29 with additional shows, movies and crafts. Program highlights include live bats, cup stacking, pirates and big rigs. Children also may earn prizes for turning in a reading log.

Brochures listing programs, times and dates are available at the children’s desk.

The Daytona Beach Regional Library is open seven days a week at 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Learn about other upcoming programs at

For more information, call the library at 386-257-6038.

Dickerson library plans summer programs
Children in grades 1 to 5 can learn and laugh this summer at the John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, 411 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach.

Reading logs are available for the popular summer reading program. Children can enter a prize drawing every time they finish a book.

Special programs, offered at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, include:

•Magic show: June 13. Cesar Domico has some tricks up his sleeve to entertain children and parents.

•Storyteller: June 20. Windell Campbell, a schoolteacher and professional storyteller, will share some tall tales.

•Craft: June 27. Children can make a test-tube terrarium.

•Crazy balloon show: July 11. Karen Clymer will make some wild balloon creations, which the kids can take home.

•Ponce de Leon sails on and on: July 18. Julian Maldonado will perform a one-man play about the famed explorer’s visit to Florida 500 year ago.

•Sports stacking: July 25. Children will learn how to stack and un-stack specially designed cups.

Reservations are not required for these free activities. For more information, call 386-239-6478.

The library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

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