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LIBRARY SUMMER READERS GET THEIR JUST DESSERTS

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Sept. 10, 2003 – The Elaine I. Sprauve Library summer reading program ended Wednesday on a sweet note as many of the seven dozen participants gathered for cake and ice cream at the library.
"It puts a finish on the program," librarian Carol McGuinness said.
About 70 youngsters participated in the program, which allowed them to take home their choice of books to read. Those at the party had lots of good things to say about their summer reading experiences.
Africa Anthony, an 11-year-old Julius E. Sprauve School student, said she liked the fact that she could pick her own books. She also appreciated the small prizes the students received for each book they read.
Vidalina Pérez, 13, a student at Sts. Peter and Paul School on St. Thomas said: "I wasn't really a strong reader, but I learned how important it is to develop comprehension skills. Now I like reading."
Sprauve student Nailah Cagan, 11, said that she likes reading a lot because it helps her with her reports and increases her vocabulary.
Parents also spoke well of the summer program.
"It's important for kids to read and to know Virgin Islands history," Aubrey Bridgewater said as he waited for his children to finish their cake and ice cream.
Delroy Anthony, who was there with his children, said the library is the place to go for information, and the reading program helped improve the participants' reading skills.
Lori Dudkin, whose daughter Nadia, 4, read 50 books over the summer, said they recently moved to St. John from Beverly, Massachusetts. That town had a fabulous reading program, she said, so when she and her family arrived, they headed right off to the library.
Shelly Jean, 9, another Sprauve School student, said she wasn't particular about what books she read. "It's just fun," she said.
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