Monday, May 19, 2014

Library Gearing Up for Summer Fun

The Winston County Library is getting ready for four different reading programs for people of all ages. “The theme for this summer is focused on science, and we have some great programs lined up that will be quite interesting,” said librarian Beth Edwards. Children 2-5 can enjoy the “Little Einsteins” program each Monday in June from 10:00 – 11:00. Children’s librarian Julie Chase will host a Magic Show on June 2nd, a Mad Science program on June 9th, a Puppet Show on June 16th and an Awards & Water Fun Day on June 23rd.

Children entering first through fifth grades will enjoy the “Fizz, Boom, Read” program this summer. Programs for this age group will be held every Tuesday in June from 2:00 – 3:00. Magician Dorian LaChance will host a science magic show on June 3rd; there will be an Animal Science program on June 10th; the Snakeman will be here on June 17th; Inky The Clown will appear on June 24th and Awards Day/Firetruck/Outdoor Fun will be on Tuesday, July 1st from 2:00 – 3:30. Grand prize for this reading program will be a $50 Wal-Mart gift card.

“Spark A Reaction” is the teen program this summer for young adults entering sixth through twelfth grades. These programs will be held every Monday in June from 2:00 – 3:00. Local ceramist and artist Susan Clark (Feat of Clay) will present Clay Art on June 2nd; and Animal Science program will be held on June 9th; Wade Baskin will present a self-defense program on June 16th ; on June 23rd there will be a Mad Science program and the Awards Day/Wet ‘N Wild day will be held on Monday, June 30th from 2:00 – 3:30. The Grand Prize for the Teen Reading Award will also be a $50 Wal-Mart gift card.

This year, for the first time, the library will host an adult reading program for anyone age 18 up. Under the guidance of library staff member Denise Dickerson, this reading program will meet at the library every Tuesday morning in June from 10:00 – 11:00. The first program on June 3rd will be “Health and Wellness” presented by Winston Medical Center; BancorpSouth will present “Protecting Your Finances” on June 10th; on June 17th the Winston County Sheriff’s Office will host “Home & Personal Safety”; June 24th will be Game and Movie Day.

“We are so fortunate to have local business sponsor these wonderful programs each year,” said Edwards. “Without them, we would not be able to have the high level of educational and entertaining programming that we offer the children.” This year’s sponsors include The Taylor Group, Rives & Reynolds Lumber Co., Fair Propane Gas Systems, Crowson Auto World, Polo Custom Products and Bennett’s Do It Center. In addition, the Louisville Banker’s Association provides funding for prizes.
Registration for all programs begins Monday, May 19th and will be open for several weeks. Only books checked out from the Winston County Library will be counted on reading logs. All programs are free. Only parents or legal guardians may register their children for the summer library programs. Grandparents, babysitters, relatives, and other caregivers may bring the child to the programs and activities offered by the library.