Jump on the Reading Train at Corry Public Library

Siblings Zeb Jones, 5, and Lillianna Jones, 7, stand in front of a back-to-school prize display at the Corry Public Library. Children ages 2 to 13 are being invited to participate in Jump on the Reading Train and win prizes for checking out books. A similar event is being held for teens ages 13 to 18.


Although a summer reading program has come to an end at the Corry Public Library, local children and teens are still being encouraged to pick up a good book.

A back-to-school program, which is being called Jump on the Reading Train, will run through Wednesday, Sept. 25, for children ages 2 to 13. 

A similar teen program will run through Monday, Aug. 26, for students ages 13 to 18. 

Each time a young reader checks out a book, they will receive one ticket to be entered to win a collection of prizes. Students may visit the library and check out books as many times as they wish during the week.

For the 2 through 13 age group, a wall of prizes is currently on display in the children's department. Each time readers check out a book and receive a ticket, they may choose a prize they would like to try and win and place the ticket in a corresponding bucket. 

Prizes include backpacks, books, toys, stuffed animals, crayons and markers.

Drawing for children's prizes will be Thursday, Sept. 26, with winners being notified shortly after.

Those in the teen age group have a chance to win one of two backpacks filled with school supplies, including pencils, notebooks, pencil cases, sticky pads and highlighters. 

Each time a teen checks out a book, they may enter for a chance to win. Those prizes are on display in the front of the library near the checkout counter.

Drawing for teen prizes will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 27, with winners being notified shortly after.

For more information on the back-to-school reading program, call the library at 664-7611.

Library hours are Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., Mondays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesdays from 1 to 8 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.,. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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