Children treated to storytelling and new books at the Berlin Public Library

Duncan McDougall presents a "Universe of Stories" storytelling presentation at Berlin Public Library on Monday. (COURTESY PHOTO)

BERLIN — Monday, June 24, 57 children served by the Berlin Public Library’s “A Universe of Stories” Program were treated to an interactive storytelling presentation from Duncan McDougall.

At the end of the presentation, each child selected two new books to keep from hundreds of titles.

Research shows that children who don’t read over summer vacation tend to lose literacy skills while children who do read improve their reading abilities.

Low-income children and youth often experience greater summer learning losses than their higher-income peers.

The Berlin Public Library will present “A Universe of Stories” on Thursdays at 10 a.m., starting July 11, and ending Aug. 8.

The programs include, art, guest speakers, demonstrations and storytelling.

The mission in offering summer programs is to create and strengthen reading habits in children from an early age as well as stimulating the imagination and creativity of children and young people over the summer.

For more information call Kathy Godin at (603) 752-5210 between 1 and 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, or email

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