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Traveling the Globe at the Tuckahoe Library

TUCKAHOE, N.Y. -- Gilda DeMeo plans on doing a lot of traveling this summer without leaving her Tuckahoe home.

"I read all the time anyway, so I thought I would join the reading program and read something a little different," she said.

DeMeo is part of the Tuckahoe Library adult summer reading program, which began last month.

Participants travel the globe reading books about each of the seven continents.

Readers begin by visiting the library and choosing one of the seven continents to start their journey They choose any two books related to that continent, and as they read those books, they jot down notes in a personal journal kept at the library. Upon completion of the first set of books, they spin a wheel, to find their next destination.

To help pave the way, the library has huge, beautiful, gift baskets on display just waiting to be picked up by the winners of the raffle held at the end of the program in August. Participants get one raffle ticket for each book they complete.

Library Director Debra Coppola said there are approximately 120 adults enrolled in the program.

"Libraries allow for continued learning for all ages," she said.

DeMeo agrees.

"I am enjoying reading about different parts of the world this summer," said DeMeo. "It's always good to learn new things."

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