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Benton Library kicks off summer reading program

  • Ella Humbrecht just completed her reading challenge at the Benton Public Library. The summer reading program kicks off June 18.

    Ella Humbrecht just completed her reading challenge at the Benton Public Library. The summer reading program kicks off June 18.
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By Holly Kee
hkee@localsouthernnews.com
updated: 6/18/2018 6:13 PM

The 2018 summer reading program at the Benton Public Library will kick off on Monday with "a little bit of everything."

The program for children in grades kindergarten through sixth meets every Monday through July 23 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Each session has a theme and includes a story and snack.

The June 25 program is "Science Day." On July 2, the University of Illinois Extension will present a program on butterflies followed by the U.S. Corps of Engineers with a program on birds July 9. Bicycle Safety Day will be celebrated July 16.

The program will wrap up July 23 with awards and a prize picnic.

For more information, visit the library's website at bentonlibrary.com.