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DPNR Emphasizes Importance of Reading With ‘Adventure in Library’ … Deadline Thurs

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces its first territorial summer camp, “Adventure at Your Library.”

The “Adventure at Your Library” Summer camp is designed to foster and promote a great appreciation for libraries in its participants, while offering them an unforgettable experience in nature and their community, DPNR Commissioner Dawn Henry said.

The camp is geared for children between the ages of seven (7) and twelve (12) years old. Lunch will be provided along with story time, educational activities, field trips, arts and crafts and much more.

The “Adventure at Your Library” Summer camp starts on Monday, July 9th through Friday, August 3rd, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the following libraries:

ST. CROIX

  • Florence A. Williams Public Library

ST. THOMAS

  • Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Public Library

Applications are currently available at the respective library.  Application deadline is Thursday, June 28, 2018.  There are limited seats and completed applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

For more information, contact Ruby Roberts or Lisa Lubrin at (340) 773-5715 or Arlene L. Pinney-Benjamin at 340-774-0630 x: 8007 or arlene.benjamin@dpnr.vi.gov

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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