Dig Into Reading and go Beneath The Surface during Summer Library Programs

From press reports


The Winston County Library will host a “Dig Into Reading” Summer Library Program during June and July for children entering the first through sixth grades. Parents can begin registering children on Friday, May 17th at the library. Children are encouraged to read throughout the summer, and we have wonderful prizes to award, thanks to the Louisville Bankers’ Association.

Children can also enjoy fun and educational programs every Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 – 3:00 in June. The first program, on Tuesday, June 4th, sponsored by Taylor Machine Works, is “Shake Out The Sillies” by the Mississippi Children’s Museum. “We are so excited to host the Children’s Museum. This is the first year they have agreed to do a program with us – in fact, this is the first time the Museum has taken one of the programs outside the Jackson area,” said librarian Beth Edwards.

Rives and Reynolds Lumber Company is sponsoring the Kentucky-based group called Animal Tales. They will present “Reptiles, Scales and Tales” on Tuesday, June 11th.

The magician Dorian LaChance will return on Tuesday, June 18th, sponsored by Fair Propane Gas Systems.

The summer would not be complete without the Snakeman, and he will be with us on Tuesday, June 25th, sponsored by Crowson Auto World.

Reading awards and prizes will be given out on Tuesday, July 2nd, with a grand prize of a $50 gift certificate from Wal-Mart. The fire truck will also be on hand to spray water on any willing participants, and face-painting and refreshments will be provided by the Junior Auxiliary Crown Club and the library.

There will also be a Summer Library Program for teens, called “Beneath The Surface” and is for young adults entering the seventh through twelfth grades. Registration for this program also begins on Friday, May 17th.

Programs for the teens will be held each Monday in June and we begin with an art program, hosted by Chasidy Hathorn, on Monday, June 3rd at 2:00. The program will be sponsored by Polo Custom Products.

Other programs will include “Creepy Critters” on Monday, June 10th at 2:00, by Kentucky-based Animals Tales, sponsored by Rives & Reynolds Lumber Company; and a fun night-time Scavenger Hunt on Monday, June 17th at 6:00pm, sponsored by Polo Custom Products.

Awards Day and Wet ‘N Wild Day for the teen program will be held on Monday, June 24th at 2:00. Prizes and awards will be handed out and also a grand prize of a $50 Wal-Mart gift certificate.

Parents are encouraged to make sure children have a library card to check out books with, but it is not required; children can check out on their parent’s card, if the parent is with them. Grandparents and caregivers can also check out materials for children, if the grandparent or caregiver is with the child, and they must have have written permission from the parent or legal guardian. When they register, children will receive a “Dig Into Reading” or “Beneath The Surface goody bag, which will include a summer program, goodies, and gift certificates from Sonic and Hardees. “We are looking forward to a fun and busy summer,” said Edwards, “and we could not do it without the generous support of all of our program sponsors. My thanks to all of them for making these fun and educational programs available to the children of Winston County.”