Monday, June 20, 2011

Library's Summer Reading Program Underway

With summer nearly here, the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library is putting together programs to keep young children learning while school is out.

One of them---the Summer Reading Program---is underway, encouraging children to read as much as possible during the lazy summer months.

"These programs have gone very well in previous years," said Children's Librarian Kristi Lesmann, "and we're looking forward to another productive summer."

The free Summer Reading Program, open to children from birth to sixth grade, will take participants on a trip around the globe this year, exploring lands from Australia to Zimbabwe through stories, take-home crafts, puppet shows and other activities. "One World, Many Stories" will be full of programs, prizes, story hours and more.

Here's the summer schedule for reading programs at the Library. All programs begin at 10 am.


21st - Meet Ronald McDonald at The Clayton Center 

22nd - Come see Smokey Bear

28th - A visit from the Duke Medical Team

29th - Meet at Clayton High School to see the SAS helicopter


5th - A visit from Dr. Ken Ahlstrom, CAPS Program Director

6th - Come see the Chick-Fil-A Cow and puppet show

12th - Come see McGruff the Crime Dog

13th - A visit from the North Carolina Highway Patrol

19th - Stories and puppet shows

20th - Stories and puppet shows

26th - NC Science Museum Tropical Connections

27th - Stories and puppet shows


2nd - Come see Gina Powell and a puppet show

3rd - Time to Party!!

For more information, please give the Library a call at 919-553-5542.

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