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Kids keep reading on

Sterling library kicks off fall reading program Wednesday; author to share new books

STERLING – The summer reading program at Sterling Public Library is extending into the fall.

The library partnered with Sterling High School to start the Sterling Reads program. Its first meeting runs from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the children’s area at the library, 102 W. Third St. 

This summer high school students helped 18 grade school children with reading skills in 30-minute sessions; that format will continue.

Sterling High’s cheerleading squad will help children Wednesday. The program next will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 25, and then every second and fourth Wednesday in October and November.

To kick off the fall session, Susan Chapman Wolff, author of “Ollie and the Missing Hoos,” will read her book and talk about her writing process.

The story is about Ollie the Owl, who must deal with a problem at his home lake, with his friends at the pond coming to his rescue.

Wolff, 70, a retired grade school teacher and 1966 graduate of Sterling High School, also is the author of “Quackers Wants to Fly.” Both books are part of the “Friends at the Pond” series.  

Wolff’s books will be on sale Wednesday for $12.95; cash and checks are accepted. She has used the bulk of the proceeds from her sales to provide free books to places such as St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the Appalachia Service Project and the Tusome project in Kenya.

Go to sterlingpubliclibrary.org or call 815-625-1370 to register or for more information.

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