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Summer Reading Program Returns

With the start of summer comes lazy days by the pool and picnics in the park. But the Hicksville Public Library wants to make sure reading’s also on the top of your child’s summer to-do list. Signups for the popular summer reading program start June 30.

Children will be rewarded a prize when they give in a list of books they read to the librarian. Children can also bring in a picture or small report about the book and the library will create a summer reading club magazine of all their pictures and stories, which will be handed out at the program’s final show.

Children’s librarian Joanne Gramaglia says the program usually has good participation, with approximately 300 participants each year. She notes that kids and parents are already asking when it will begin.

“We want to keep them in the groove of reading so they don’t lose what skills they have acquired during the school year over the summer,” says Gramaglia.

In addition to reading, the library will host a special program for kindergarten through fifth graders each week around the science theme “Fizz Boom Read.” A Fire and Ice show will kickoff the program on July 2.

The six week summer reading program ends August 20 with a shadow puppet show.

For more information contact the library at 516-931-1417.

News

Levittown Hall in Hicksville comes alive every Thursday night with music, dance, fun and laughter as students are swept away into the world of Latin dance.

Under the instruction of professional teacher Mark James, dance hopefuls learn a trio of Latin dance, including salsa, meringue and what James describes as the biggest craze in Latin dancing today, bachata.

 book shops in Hicksville and around the country will hand out free comics on Oct. 25, to celebrate the second biggest free comic book event of the year—Halloween ComicFest. On Saturday, anyone who goes into a participating comic shop can choose from 19 free comics and participate in fun activities comic shops host for their customers to enjoy, while discovering new types of comics and the treasures found in store.

In Hicksville, both Game Master Games (954 S. Broadway) and Amok Time (108C New South Road) will be taking part in the Halloween ComicFest festivities. Game Master Games just recently started carrying comic books and this will be the store’s first comic book-related event. Coincidently, the event runs in the middle of an in-store gaming convention, and store owner Dave VanderWerf is looking forward to the increased exposure for the store.


Sports

The Hicksville girls volleyball team improved to 7-1 by knocking off Oceanside in three consecutive sets by scores of 25-13, 25-19 and 25-14.

Emily Markakis played terrificly, using a powerful serve to record three aces, seven kills and added nine digs. Nikki Chase added six kills and eight digs. Additionally, Raeann Dong was versatile—recording three aces, seven kills and nine digs.

The Girls Varsity soccer team, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, wore pink uniforms and pink socks in their game on Oct. 8 against MacArthur whom they defeated 1-0. The girls and boys soccer programs at Hicksville High School are selling pink ribbon car magnets with a soccer ball and HHS on it with the words “Kick Cancer” on the ribbon. All the money raised will go to the Sarah Grace Foundation, which is a local foundation trying to beat pediatric cancer. The players plan to raise $1,000 for this organization

— From Hicksville High School


Calendar

Board of Education Meeting

October 22

Oktoberfest

October 25-26

Pancake Breakfast

October 26



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