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Letter: Sharpening youngsters’ powers of observation

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Once again, the Mathews Memorial Library did not disappoint with the kickoff of the summer youth program, Taking A Closer Look. Jonathan Austin, a professional magician, juggler, comedian and unicyclist, was the featured guest for the opening session of this summer’s Archaeological Adventure for kids. Given the exemplary quality of its programming, it’s no wonder our library was awarded recognition, at the White House, as the number-one rural library in the nation. Jonathan Austin was no exception. For over an hour, he charmed the 50-plus children and half again as many adults. This was in preparation for the free, discovery-based summer program for children, sponsored by the Friends of the Mathews Library.

There are times when all of us are probably guilty of "looking" but not really "seeing." After reviewing a description of the library’s summer offerings for children, I concluded that one of the library’s goals is to help childr...

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