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Spring break at the library

There are a couple of fun events coming up next month at library branches throughout North Central Washington. The first fun event: Book-It Repertory Theatre of Seattle will bring the book “Goin’ Someplace Special” to life at several North Central Regional Library branches over spring break. The children’s book, written by Patricia C. McKissack, is about […]

Library program brings book to life

Book-It Repertory Theatre of Seattle will bring the award-winning book “Last Stop on Market Street” to life at several North Central Regional Library branches in December. It is a story of a young boy riding a city bus with his grandmother and questioning why they don’t have a car. As they interact with fellow passengers, […]

The importance of reading together

A loud, jolly cry went up as three otters in clown costumes came bounding in. Such acrobatics! They tumbled, balanced, and gyrated, cavorting comically across the laden tabletops without upsetting as much as a single sultana. They ended up hanging— I need a drink of water. (Pause). They ended up hang— Wait! I have to […]

Animal stories!

Wenatchee naturalist and educator Susan Ballinger will present special animal-themed children’s story times at several North Central Regional Library branches this month. The focus of her story times will be “Meet your neighborhood mammals” and will include reading aloud, puppets, finger-play and hands-on education with skulls, horns and animal tracks. Ballinger, representing the Chelan-Douglas Land […]

Library branches celebrate a summer of reading

With a little less than a month of summer left, most of North Central Regional Library‘s branch locations are planning parties to celebrate the end of a successful Summer Reading Program. Many of the libraries experienced record numbers of kids signing up for summer reading, and children and adults have logged thousands of reading hours, […]

Science on wheels and in libraries

The Pacific Science Center’s Science on Wheels will be visiting eight libraries in North Central Washington this month. The program offers hands-on science activities designed to enhance North Central Regional Library’s Summer Reading Program and will focus on wellness, fitness and sports. And, like all library programs, these are free! Here is the schedule: July 25, […]

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