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Children to Vote for Favorite Books

November 05, 2000|NANCY FORREST-YOSNOW

Two children's programs are being offered by the Fillmore Library to encourage greater interest in reading.

During this election week, youngsters of all ages will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite books at the library as part of the Fillmore Friends of Library's "Books Get Our Vote" program.

The votes will be taken from Nov. 6 through Nov. 11 at the library.

Children who participate will receive a sticker and bookmark, according to library supervisor Cathy Thomason.

The winning books will be announced during the week of Dec. 11. Later, bookmarks listing the most popular books will be available at the library.

The library is also offering a preschool story time for children 2 to 5 years of age. Parents are encouraged to come to the library with their children for story time, Thomason said.

"Research indicates that children who are read to are more likely to establish a pattern of lifelong reading," she said. "Children who read well do better in school."

Story time will begin at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday, and the program runs through Dec. 12. The Fillmore Library is at 502 2nd St.

For more information, call 524-3355.

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