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Family evening to support after school program in Jaffrey

The Jaffrey Rindge Extended Day program is sponsoring their first family evening on Friday, April 5, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The event, at the Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School cafeteria, will be held to help promote the School District’s extended day programs as well as the importance of families reading together.

There will be story telling, crafts, some special raffles, a book walk and a family book swap. Participants are invited to bring children’s books that have been gently used for the swap.

Librarians from the Jaffrey Public and the Rindge Ingalls libraries will be on hand to share information about their programs and services as well as information on how to get a library card for adults and children.

The Jaffrey Rindge Extended Day is a before-and-after school program funded by the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant through the federal and state Departments of Education. The 21st Century Community Learning Center program awards competitive grants for expanded academic enrichment opportunities for children. Homework support and educational activities are designed to help students meet local and state academic standards in subjects such as reading and math. In addition, the JRED program provides hands-on youth development activities, enrichment clubs and service learning activities. This program serves students in grades kindergarten through 8 and runs for the school year.

For more information about the program or event, contact Kathy Batchelder, program director, at 532-8122, ext. 349.

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