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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Beginning in June, The Library will hold “Jr. Olympics” as part of the “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” Summer Reading Club. Kids can get in the spirit for the Summer Olympics by participating in several Jr. Olympic events. The Library may not have a swimming pool, but it is still the perfect place for children to compete in the Olympic Games.


The Library’s Jr. Olympics will include 5 sports featured in the actual Summer Olympics: basketball, gymnastics, golf, shot put and the javelin toss. Children will also have the opportunity to recite the Olympic Oath and learn more about the games and history of the Olympics. No registration required. Participants should bring a signed activity waiver form that can be downloaded and printed at


The Jr. Olympic torch will be lit at the following locations:


Northern Dauphin Library

683 Main Street, Lykens

Monday                June 20          10:15 am


East Shore Area Library

4501 Ethel Street, Colonial Park

Wednesday          July 6              10:15 am

Wednesday          July 6                1:30 pm


Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

2410 N. 3rdStreet, Harrisburg

Tuesday                July 12             10:15 am


Kline Library

530 S. 29th Street, Harrisburg

Tuesday                July 26                        10:15 am


William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

200 W. 2nd Street, Hummelstown

Thursday              August 11        10:15 am


The “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Dauphin County Library System, American Sentinel Insurance Company, BB&T, Capital BlueCross, Centric Bank, Fulton Bank, M & T Bank, Metro Bank and Mid Penn Bank with additional support provided by Wells Fargo. For more information on The Library’s Summer Reading Club, go to or call the Youth Services Department at 566-0949, ext. 217.

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