The Big Read — but for kids: Dayton Metro Library offers new virtual program

The Dayton Metro Library begins a new virtual reading program for kids Thursday, June 10. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF
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The Dayton Metro Library begins a new virtual reading program for kids Thursday, June 10. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

The Dayton Metro Library begins a new virtual reading program for kids Thursday, June 10 from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

DML Kids Read is a community reading event for children, similar to The Big Read for adults.

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The first virtual reading will be from “Skunk and Badger” by Amy Timberlake. Children Services Librarian Melissa Sokol will read the first chapter of the book and children and families across Montgomery County are encouraged to read along.

“We encourage families to read the book together because it’s a really fun read-aloud, but it’s also great for kids who read independently, too,” said Julie Buchanan, Dayton Metro Library programming manager, in a release. “Reading the book and participating in the online program can both be counted in our Summer Challenge.”

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The Dayton Metro Library begins a new virtual reading program geared to kids Thursday, June 10. LISA POWELL / STAFF

The Dayton Metro Library begins a new virtual reading program geared to kids Thursday, June 10. LISA POWELL / STAFF
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The Dayton Metro Library begins a new virtual reading program geared to kids Thursday, June 10. LISA POWELL / STAFF

“Skunk and Badger,” which will be available in both print and ebook versions at Dayton Metro Library, is a hilarious tale about two opposites who need to be friends.

During the virtual reading a surprise animal guest from Learning Tree Farm will appear and participants who register and attend will have a chance to win one of two family admission packs for the farm.

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The program takes place online through Webex. A stable internet connection is recommended, along with a webcam and a microphone-enabled device or headset, if desired. Participants may also join by phone. Advance registration is required; registered participants will receive details by email on how to join the meeting on the day of the event.

For more information or to register, call the Library’s Ask Me Line at 937-463-2665 or visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org.

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