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Wantagh and Seaford Celebrating National Library Week

Local libraries are hosting special events promoting reading this week.

National Library Week calls for a celebration of reading and both the and are honoring the occasion. 

Wantagh Public Library Director Maggie Marino said it is important to get the community involved in reading, not only this week, but every day. In efforts to get area children to participate, the Wantagh Public Library promoted a miniature reading club where children agreed to read for at least 15 minutes each day. They will end the two week reading spree together in a festive way on April 14, the final day of National Library Week.

"The children signed an agreement to read 15 minutes each day and then they receive a special gift at the end," said Marino. "They're invited to come to the library Saturday dressed as their favorite musicians."

"If these children become readers, it helps them with their education and that spreads out to everything they do in their lives," she added.

The Seaford Public Library is also taking part in National Library Week by hosting two Long Island Reads sessions Wednesday and Friday for residents of all ages. Wednesday, join librarian Eric Wasserman at 3 p.m. for a discussion on "The Lost Wife" by Alyson Richman. On Friday, join Gail Merzer Behrens and David Houston at 2 p.m. in a dramatic performance reading of "The Lost Wife".

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