Summer reading program going well says Princeton Library director

Leslie Ingram, owner and artistic director, Tippy Toes Dance Studio in Princeton, is surrounded by children at the July 11 summer children’s reading program held at the Princeton Community Building.

By Steve Reed

Princeton Library’s summer reading program is going well, said Library Director Hope Dougherty.

“The summer program is an extension of the school year story time,” said Dougherty. “Samantha Crews, the Story Time director, not only reads stories but also teaches letters, numbers and critical thinking, too.

“Some of the children are learning how to behave in a group setting for the first time. All of these skills help them to perform better in kindergarten. Our goal is to prepare the children in our community for a lifelong journey of learning and enjoying learning,” said Dougherty.

The summer reading program is being held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Princeton Community Building, 106 N. Center St. The library is located at the Princeton Middle/High School library.

“We’re meeting in the Community Building for continuity,” said Dougherty. “Sometimes teachers have summer meetings. The custodian usually has to wax the hall floors. It’s easier to meet in the Community Building.”

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