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Library Summer Adventure Program in full swing

Deb Blomstrom and her 9-year-old twin daughters, Allie and Katie, went straight to the inflatable planetarium Tuesday afternoon at the Windsor Library.

"We wanted to come to this first," Blomstrom said.

The planetarium was one of several activities children could choose from at the Clearview Library District's Summer Adventure Program kickoff. Blomstrom and her daughters said they were excited for all the activities.

New to the area, Blomstrom said she was looking forward to the programming the library had to offer for the summer.

"Anything to do with reading I think is awesome," she said. "It keeps kids engaged during the summer."

Blomstrom's daughters' favorite book currently, she said, is "Like Bug Juice on a Burger," by Julie Sternberg.

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"I think kids can find an adventure in any book," she said.

The program is a new one for the library, said Casey Lansinger, public services manager for the library district. It replaces the old summer reading program, Lansinger said.

"Basically we're just exploring that traditional summer reading program, and one thing that we wanted to incorporate that we didn't have as much of in previous years was choice," she said.

Participants can choose between reading and an adventure.

"So for the kiddos, we were like, 'If you go hiking with mom and dad or you go camping, or maybe you help mom make dinner or help mom or dad in the garden, that's an adventure,' " Lansinger said.

Children also will be encouraged to read as part of the program, Lansinger said.

"Obviously we want to keep reading at the heart of it," she said.

Almost 200 people attended the kickoff event Tuesday, said Library Director Ann Kling after the event. That's more than the library has seen in previous years, she said.

To go on a summer adventure

Programs are tailored to different age groups. For more information, or to register, visit bit.ly/WindsorSummerAdventure.