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Thursday, July 26, 2012

School libraries are open during the summer

One of Briana Victorio’s duties this summer is to select books from the shelves at the Sunrise Elementary School library that she thinks students participating in the Friends of the Albany Public Library’s pilot reading project might want to check out.

The objective is to encourage children to continue their reading while on their summer break, said Nancy Powell, president of the friends. “We approached GAPS to see if the district would be interested in keeping a couple of schools open to keep the children reading.”

The district was receptive and agreed to open the library at Sunrise from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays. The library at Clover Ridge Elementary School is open during the same hours on Thursdays. The program ends at Sunrise on July 31 and at Clover Ridge on Aug. 16.