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Summer Reading Program59 views(from left) Catherine Wheeler, Amanda Wheeler, and Emily Wheeler were some of the top readers of the summer. At the celebration at Plumb Library on Saturday, September 15, the Wheeler family received recognition for being some of the Best Loggers and Best Library Activities Participants in the program. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
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Summer Reading Program48 viewsSeveral families turned out to the "Dream Big: Read" celebration on Saturday, September 15, 2012, at Plumb Library in Rochester. Past summer reading programs focused only on the students but "Dream Big: Read" encouraged families, students, and teachers alike to get involved in developing good reading habits. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
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Summer Reading Program47 viewsMadelyn McCarthy, who is not yet old enough to read, thumbs through a picture book in the kids' section of Plumb Library during the party celebrating the success of the "Dream Big: Read" summer reading program on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
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Summer Reading Program47 viewsAva DeMaggio (the monkey who is using a shark as a surf board) and Sarah Sollauer (the hand-standing-surfing monkey) pose for a photo at Plumb Library during the party to celebrate the success of "Dream Big: Read," a new summer reading program designed to encourage students and their families to read all summer long. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
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Summer Reading Program54 viewsGrady Daniels looks over his options at Plumb Library on September 15, 2012. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
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Summer Reading Program31 viewsSeveral Rochester youths who participated in the "Dream Big: Read" summer reading program peruse boxes of books at Plumb Library on Saturday, September 15, 2012.
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Summer Reading Program30 viewsCatherine Wheeler (left) paints Grace McCarthy's face like a cat during the party at Plumb Library, which celebrated the success of its summer reading program, which saw a doubling in the number of participants and hours read. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
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Summer Reading Program30 viewsParticipants in the summer reading program were encouraged to sign a card and leave a brief note describing one of their favorite parts of what they experienced during the "Dream Big: Read" program. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
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Summer Reading Program35 viewsFor each hour participants read, they placed a button in this jar. At the end of the "Dream Big: Read" summer reading program, students and their families had spent 7,106 hours reading. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
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Summer Reading Program33 viewsPlumb Library had a party on Saturday, September 15, 2012, to celebrate the success of its summer reading program, "Dream Big: Read." They did a different style of program this year which was open to students and their families, as well as their teachers. Students chose their own books and logged their hours a website. The program nearly doubled its participation from last year and doubled the amount of reading done by students. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
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Summer Reading Program81 viewsKids who participated in the Plumb Library summer reading program were invited to draw a favorite scene inspired by a book they read. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
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Foster Homes40 views For the last decade, the Shaw family of Rochester has opened their home to 20 foster kids. While some children are placed in their home for a few months and others for a few years, they welcome every child who needs a safe, nurturing place to live. (from left) Megan, Amy, Mark Shaw. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
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