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August 2, 2012

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GIVE HELP, GET HELP

Host Families Needed: Families are needed to host international foreign exchange students ages 15 to 18 for a semester or the whole academic school year. All speak English, are fully insured medically, bring their own spending money and would attend your local high school. Host families are asked to provide a loving home, meals, and emotional support. Students are anxiously awaiting the news that a family has selected them. For more information, contact Pat Darby - Area Coordinator of Northwest Services PEACE Program, Inc. at 978-632-8270 or email: patdarby6@yahoo.com.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Summer Reading: The public library is offering summer reading programs for kids, teens and adults this summer. All programs run online through Sept. 1. To participate set up a free account at readsinma.org/haverhill. Children entering kindergarten through grade 5 can participate in “Dream Big, Read!” by tracking the number of hours read. Kids can win a Topsfield Fair prize package by reading 25 hours by Aug. 4. Completing the program with 40 hours earns kids a free book. Teens entering grades 6 through 12 can participate in “Own the Night” by logging titles read. The Friends of the Haverhill Public Library will donate $1 to the Haverhill Gazette Santa Fund for each title, and an additional dollar for charity for each book review written. Adults ages 18 and up can participate in “Between the Covers” by logging titles read. Any adult who reads 10 titles in 10 weeks wins a free book. For more information visit haverhillpl.org. A number of activities to celebrate the theme of each summer reading program are listed in the library’s calendar of events. Events for teens this summer include a model rocket building workshop and launch, a visit from a ghost hunter, a lunchtime cooking demonstration and a zombie makeup workshop. For a calendar of events visit haverhillpl.org/teens. This summer reading program is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Regional Library Systems, the Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. The Friends of the Haverhill Public Library fund the summer reading program. More information is available from Sam Sednek at 978-373-1586, ext. 650 or ssednek@mvlc.org.

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