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Martinsville Bulletin: Learning To Imagine - Children focus on reading at Spencer-Penn

Martinsville Bulletin: Learning To Imagine - Children focus on reading at Spencer-Penn

June 14, 2017

By Amie Knowles

SPENCER–“If you can think it in your mind, you can imagine it,” Rose Hylton told kids Tuesday at the Spencer-Penn Centre’s Summer Reading Program.

That’s the theme of this year’s program at the Centre. Imagine.

Each January, the Library Committee at the centre starts planning the summer reading program. From the theme to the crafts to the books read aloud to kids, it’s all carefully selected long before 90-degree temperatures reach the area, signaling the beginning of the season.

Volunteers saw the program to fruition on Tuesday with the first of six sessions, successfully kicking off in the centre’s auditorium. Kids, most aged five to 12, enjoyed a plethora of activities, which started with having a book read to them.

Hylton read “Henry’s Amazing Imagination” by Nancy Carlson, a story about a mouse with creativity in spades. Henry tells his friends all about his neighbor’s pet dinosaur, a snowman that he built that was as big as a house and an alien that landed in his yard. The story helped children understand the difference between telling a fib and creating an imaginative story.

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