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The St. Helens Public Library kicked off its summer reading program earlier this week and began hosting a slew of summertime activities for children, teens and adults. A "Paper Plane Flight School" was one of the first activities planned. For a full list of events visit the library at 375 S. 18th St.

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - Bridget Caton, 11, and Lliam Wallace, 10, craft paper airplanes following a set of directions provided during the 'Paper Plane Flight School.' Several tables were set up with sheets of colored paper, markers and directions for several different styles of paper planes for the children to make.

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - Evey Timonen, 5, gets ready to launch her paper airplane through a hula hoop hanging from the library roof set up as a target. After making their planes, children were encouraged to see which plane models flew the farthest by tossing them at the targets.