Area children and a popular kids television program will meet tomorrow at Ogdensburg Public Library to read in the summertime and have fun doing it.
Curious George, the fun-loving, inquisitive monkey from the animated television series on Public Broadcasting Service of the same name, will be at the library at 10 a.m. for a storytelling session and more to encourage children of all ages to keep up with their reading while they are on summer vacation from school.
The program is free of charge.
Curious George is an animated television series based on the Curious George childrens book series. It is in its sixth season on PBS, produced by its Boston affiliate, WGBH, and Universal Studios Family Productions.
The series explains various concepts teach mathematics and science to children based on what was featured in a previous Curious George cartoon.
The show here on Friday is actually a stop on the PBS-sponsored and funded Raising Readers Library Tour. Every summer, WPBS partners with local libraries to put on workshops, story times and appearances by various PBS characters Free books and take-home activities are distributed.
Library Director Wayne L. Miller is looking forward to it.
I think its a great program, he said. And its a tie-in to the reading.
Mr. Miller said one of the librarys summer staffers will don the Curious George costume. He is anticipating an enthusiastic enough reception to have the program back next summer with another PBS character to do the storytelling.
I hope theyre able to do it again, Mr. Miller said.
The library is located at 312 Washington St.
For more information, call the library at 393-4325.