December 18, 2017
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Carmel library gets grant for summer reading program

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Simpson Memorial Library at Christmastime.

CARMEL, Maine — The Simpson Memorial Library of Carmel has received a $350 grant from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

The grant will help support a seven-week summer read program for children and adults. T

he cost for such programs has increased over the years and the library is delighted to have the support of the Rudman grant. The grant will cover the cost of hiring a guest speaker and purchasing books for the program.

This year’s summer read theme is Fizz, Boom, Read. Reading during the summer helps maintain a child’s reading level and can be a fun activity for the whole family. At Simpson Memorial Library we encourage parents to participate with their children.

Our programs are for all ages. Reading to infants and preschool children is a fun way to teach communication and build listening, memory and vocabulary skills. Developing reading habits starts at a young age and children will model what a parent does. This year we are adding a program for tweens and teens. Come visit the library and find out more about our summer programs.

Signup starts May 1.

Becky Ames, Director

Simpson Memorial Library

8 Plymouth Rd, PO Box 186

Carmel, ME 04419