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Kidd a big kid when entertaining

Kidd a big kid when entertaining
By EMILY WILLIAMS
Messenger Intern
Kevin Kidd was a big hit for the third year in a row for participants of the Obion County Library’s summer reading program.
An enthusiastic crowd of children and parents were delighted by Kidd’s funny songs and antics Monday morning at the Immaculate Conception Church’s gym.
Kidd’s program teaches important values like “honoring your parents” through whimsical and silly songs. He also encouraged the children to grow their imaginations through reading.
Audience members were invited on stage at various times to help with routines.
The remaining summer reading events are to be held at 10 a.m. on Mondays and will include fun and entertaining acts such as “Mr. Bond the Science Guy,” “The Imagine That!” crew, and magician Chris Egelston. 
The children’s Summer Reading Program is just one of the series of events planned for this summer by the library.
Saturday craft events will also be held this weekend and July 10 at 10 a.m. The events — Ocean of Fun Crafts and Splish Splash Crafts — are limited in capacity and can be pre-registered for at the library.
Upcoming teen workshops will be held on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and include jewelry making, painting and cake decorating. These events are limited in size and can be pre-registered for the week leading up to them. 
Melanie Mitchell, director of the children’s department, also informed the kids that there will be a free showing of “Finding Nemo” on July 16th. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase, but those children who have read their 40 books by that time will  receive free snacks.
Editor’s Note: Emily Williams, the daughter of Roger and Juli Williams of Woodland Mills, is a senior at Rhodes College in Memphis. She is interning at The Messenger this summer.
Published in The Messenger 6.23.10

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