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Lake Placid library kicks off summer reading program

– The Lake Placid Memorial Library will open the summer reading program with the Darren Liebman offering “Didgeridoo Down Under.”

Liebman will present an unique program that combines Australian music, culture, science, literacy development, puppetry, comedy, character building and audience participation.

The didgeridoo, usually a hollowed-out tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is featured throughout the show.

“But DDU is much more than music. It’s interactive, educational, motivational and super fun ... a one-of-a-kind “edu-tainment” experience for all ages,” the library says.

Four more programs for children, six through 12-years, will take place on the following Wednesdays:

June 25, 1 p.m.—David Austin, county agricultural extension service: How to grow butterfly gardens

July 9, p.m. — Reading Boom! with Miss Kathy: Readings and surprising liquids, solids and gases

July 16, 1 p.m. — Fun Day at the Farm/by Happiness Farms: Readings, activities and crafts

July 23, 1 p.m. — Anne Reynolds —Archaeology: The science of digging

Free children’s movies will be shown at 3 p.m., following the programs

Ongoing weekly lapsits for infants through 3 years of age and story-time for 3- to 5-year-olds are held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., respectively.

The library is located at 205 W. Interlake Blvd. on the circle.

The programs are free to the public and no registration is required.

For more information contact Lake Placid Memorial Library at (863) 699-3705 or visit the Heartland Library Cooperative website at www.myhlc.org.