New library aide prepares for summer reading program beginning June 30

         New library aide Christina Ehinger is set to begin the children’s summer reading program at the Prairie County Library later this month. Christina replaces outgoing library aide Kelly Ruddat, who moved last week to Pierre, South Dakota.

Christina moved to Terry from Michigan last summer with husband Mike and their four children. Mike Ehinger teaches junior high and high school math classes at Terry Public Schools.
Christina Ehinger has spent the last several years at home raising the couple’s four young children and finishing up on a Master’s degree in History. She completed the degree in April through Eastern Michigan University’s online courses. 
Since moving to Terry Christina said she has been active in many of the library’s programs, including the PiCkLe Readers book club and children’s story hour.
“This was a nice transition because I was already going to some of the programs,” Ehinger said.
The Ehinger’s children include: Second grader Rachel, first grader Megan, kindergartner David and two-year-old Benjamin.
The following are the upcoming events taking place this summer at the library.
June 30  Open a Book & Explore the World
10 a.m. Kindergarten through fifth graders can learn about and taste food from other cultures that are available locally. Weekly reading goals and prizes are offered to those children who participate.
July 7  Craft Day
10 a.m. Kindergarten through fifth graders will African tribal masks and Aztec masks.
July 14  Preschool Story Hour/Puppet Show
1 p.m. The puppet show will be followed by a short craft time where children can make their own puppets.
July 15  Movie Night
6:30 p.m. Kindergarten through fifth grade students will learn about different bedtime traditions from around the world, followed by popcorn and a movie.
July 21  Project Day
1 p.m. Sharla Sackman of the Prairie County Extension Office will help children create crafts.
July 25  Bagpipes & Dancers
10 a.m.  Everyone is invited to enjoy a wonderful musical presentation of bagpipes and Scottish highland dancers.
July 29  Field Trip to Dinosaur Museum
2 p.m. A field trip reward to the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum will be offered to those students who took part in the summer reading program. Permission slips will be due  by Tuesday, July 26.
6 p.m. A family party in Murn Park will follow the field trip. A potluck meal, with the library providing the meat dish, will be offered, along with prize drawings.
For more information on any of the library’s upcoming activities please call 635-5546. Library hours are Tue. - Fri. 2 - 5 p.m. and Tues. evening 7-8:30 p.m.
Published June 8, 2011

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