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Library seeks donations

Los Alamos Middle School’s library plays a critical role in increasing literacy among students, assisting teachers with their curriculum and contributing to your child’s lifelong joy of reading.
There simply is not enough money in the budget to fill the library with the books students and teachers need for reading and research.
The library needs $3,000 by Sept. 20. For every $15 donated, the school can purchase a new book for the library, ready to be checked out. One hundred percent of your donation goes to the library.
Donations can be made on the Los Alamos Middle School’s personal donation Web site, which will allow donors to quickly and easily donate online with a credit card. Visit www.funds4books.com/funraiser.aspx?pincode=f021 and submit donations by Sept. 20.

‘Come and Go’ nights

On Tuesday and Wednesday “Come and Go” nights will be from 4-7 p.m. at Aspen and from 4-7 p.m. at Piñon Elementary schools.
This event is where all future elementary band students go to the school and try out various instruments and see which one they like. Instruments will be available to rent at a reasonable cost — you don’t have to own your own instrument to play in band.
Students also get the opportunity to meet members of the LAHS Marching Band and to experience what band is all about.
This event is open to all 5th and 6th grade students. For more information call 661-8504.

What’s the buzz?

Over 6,500 children from across the country have spent part of their summer studying and memorizing the Bible with one date in mind.  That date is Aug. 28 and for the children in New Mexico, the place is Los Alamos.
In preparation for the event, children between 7-10 years old memorize 250 verses and study the book of Colossians, all in just 12 weeks.
The level of difficulty increases for older age groups, who memorize up to 800 verses.
The top 100 scores nationwide from each of three age divisions will have the opportunity to compete at a national contest to be held in Chicago.
With the grand prize for the senior division set at $100,000, the competition is intense. However, the Los Alamos contestants have also displayed a spirit of cooperation throughout the summer.
The public is invited to the final round at 2 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Church of Christ on Diamond Drive in Los Alamos.  This round will determine who wins the local bee.
The top 100 who advance to nationals in Chicago will be announced in early September.

Youth Activity Center schedule
This week at the Youth Activity Center:
Monday – Closed for Labor day
Tuesday – Team pool tournament
Wednesday – Movies and munchies
Thursday – H.O.R.S.E
Friday – S’mores