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      Book Breaks 2014 summertime reading program is underway

      Laura Hand at the Salina Free Library in Mattydale.

      'Summer Slide' is the term that teachers use, to describe what happens to children when they put their brains on hold over school vacation. When they come back to the classroom in the fall, children have to re-learn what they've forgotten over the summer, and it takes a while to catch up.

      The summer slide solution: keep children reading (even fun books). That's why we have partnered with the Onondaga County Public Library, to have our CNYCentral staffers read to children over the summer. We share the fun of reading, and answer their questions about our business.

      Please come join us as we read at area libraries this summer (it's free). And check back here for pictures of the events!

      July 1 (Tuesday) Lisa Spitz DeWitt Library/Shoppingtown 10:30amJuly 7 (Monday) Alex Resila Tully Library, 10:45amJuly 8 (Tuesday) Jeremy Miller White Branch/Butternut St 11amJuly 9 (Wednesday) Mike Brookins Fairmount Library, 10:30amJuly 10 (Thursday) Peter Hall Fayetteville Library, 2pmJuly 11 (Friday) Tom Eschen Maxwell Library, Camillus 11amJuly 14 (Monday) Niko Tamurian Minoa Library 1:30pmJuly 16 (Weds) Laura Hand Salina Free Library, Mattydale 11amJuly 16 (Weds) Laura Hand Baldwinsville Library, 1:30pmJuly 17 (Thurs) Matt Mulcahy Betts Branch/South Salina St 11amJuly 17 (Thurs) Brandon Roth Hazard Branch/West Genesee St 3pmJuly 17 (Thursday) Laura Hand Onondaga Library, Seneca Tpk 3pmJuly 24 (Thursday) Megan Coleman Soule Branch/Salt Springs Rd 10:30amJuly 29 (Tuesday) Matt Stevens North Syracuse 2pmJuly 30 (Weds) Dora Scheidell LaFayette Library 11amJuly 31 (Thursday) Kellie Cowan Solvay Library, 11amAugust 7 (Thurs) Niko Tamurian East Syracuse Library, 11am

      The libraries have lots of summertime programs to engage young people and teens. Check their website, www.onlib.org for specific events