WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library kicked off it annual summer reading program on June 15 with a special visit from Field Station: Dinosaurs, an animatronic dinosaur park currently located in Leonia.
The event was be held in the municipal council chambers across from the library. The summer reading theme for this year is "Build A Better World."
"The best part about summer reading is that its fun," said library director Linda Hoffman to the kids in attendance.
Children's librarian Allie Steiger agreed, adding that in the summer, kids can choose whatever they would like to read - whether its fiction, non-fiction, magazines, comics, blogs or anything that strikes their fancy.
"By reading in the summer, you'll be prepared for fall for school," she said.
Staff members from Field Station: Dinosaurs entertained the kids with a story, music and visits from dinosaur puppets of various sizes including a 15-foot tall Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Those who did not register at the event for the summer reading program can do so at the library or online at www.abwplibrary.org. There is a summer reading tab on the left side of the home page. Younger children will receive a sticker on their chart at the library for every 20 minutes read. They will receive incentives along the way as they fill up your chart. Older children will earn prize entries for activities they complete on a bingo board.