Friday, June 29, 2012

Laz of "Gemini" will be playing music tomorrow at the Bayliss Public Library at 1 p.m.

“Dream Big—Read!” is the Theme for 2012
Summer Reading Program

Calling all dreamers! Readers of all ages will explore the night
this summer as Bayliss Public Library presents “Dream Big—
Read!,” their summer reading program. The 2012 Summer Reading
Program is open to young people, preschool through grade six, with
programs, prize drawings, art activities, and more. Four weekly
sessions will be offered beginning June 13.
Preschoolers are invited to attend on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. or at
1 p.m. Elementary students are encouraged to attend on Thursdays
at 1 p.m. or Saturdays at 1 p.m.
A special musical guest this year will be Laz of “Gemini” on Saturday,
June 30, at 1 p.m. Laszlo Slomovits is one of the twin brothers
in Ann Arbor’s nationally known musical duo Gemini. Gemini
has won numerous awards from
American Library Association,
Music Web. Laz jokes that when he plays music alone, not
as part of Gemini, “It’s just a Gem of a show!”
Summer Reading will run for six weeks. Children may be enrolled
by calling Debbie Lehman at 632-9331, emailing her at debbiel@ or by stopping by the library
Parents Choice Magazine, theEarly Childhood News and the Children’s


A new festival will be coming to Sault
Ste. Marie this summer and will be offering
free activities and family fun for children
of all ages. The Superior Children’s
Book Festival will be held July 21, from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at venues across the
Soo, including Bayliss Public Library, the
atrium in the Avery Center, and the campus
of LSSU. According to Janice Repka,
the festival coordinator, this will be the
first children's book festival ever held in
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. “This is a
huge undertaking” says Repka. “But I'm
confident the community will come together
to create a festival that children,
parents and educators can really look forward
Events planned include a picture book
party, a graphic novel celebration, art activities,
writing opportunities, and even a
poetry slam.
The picture book party will coincide
with the finale of Bayliss Public Library’s
Summer Reading Program and will be
held on July 21, at noon, in the Community
This event is open to all area children
and is free of charge. Children need not
be enrolled in Summer Reading to attend.
At 1 p.m. attendees are invited to join
summer readers in their Ice Cream Social
and prize drawings in the Children's
Room of the library.
Anyone interested in helping with the
festival should contact Janice Repka at
906-635-2448 or

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