Library starting summer reading program

| May 20, 2015

WARSAW – Several schools have been visited by Super Hero Library Lady and arch-villain Bookworm whose true identities are Deborah Crowdy, Coshocton Public Library Children’s Librarian and Cyndi Schutt, children’s assistant at the library.

The pair traveled to the schools to present a skit designed to promote the library’s summer reading program, Every Hero has a Story.

“We want to encourage parents to keep their children reading,” Schutt said. “We really appreciate the schools letting us come in and do this and the sponsors who helped with prizes and programs.”

Summer reading begins Monday, June 1 and continues until Saturday, July 25, with programs and prizes for everyone.

“In the summer children experience the Summer Slide, which means they lose 25 percent of their reading skills from where they were at the end of the school year,” Crowdy said. “The only way to keep them from going back and moving forward is to keep them reading in the summer.”

Even children ages 0-3 can participate in the summer reading program with their parents and every child who reads at least five hours will be treated to a pool party at the end of the program.

“We hope to see you at the library,” said Schutt, after performing May 20 at Warsaw Elementary School.

For more on the library’s summer reading program, check out The Beacon’s calendar of events or visit

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