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OC’s children encouraged to dream big this summer

OC’s children encouraged to dream big this summer
OC’s children encouraged to dream big this summer | Obion County Public Library Summer Reading Program

Associate Editor
Obion County’s children are encouraged to dream big this summer and read.
The Obion County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program kicks off Monday with a pajama party featuring Kevin Kidd at 10 a.m.
Children can register for the program at the library or online at and will be rewarded for every 10 books they read, up to 40, this summer. After 40 books, the children’s names will be entered in a special drawing for big prizes. This year’s weekly rewards have been donated by the Obion County Fair, Domino’s, Hollywood Showcase, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Snappy Tomato Pizza, Southlane Bowling, Family Video, Jackson Generals and Pizza Hut. Grand prize donors include Union City Walmart, Union City Radio Shack, Jackson Generals baseball team, First State Bank and Higher Ground Coffee Co.
The Summer Reading Program is partnering with Masquerade Theatre for “Storybook Summer.” Organizations helping by volunteering their time are Friends of the Library, Junior Auxiliary of Obion County, Reelfoot Bank Data Center and Obion County Public Library Teen Advisory Group.
Little General and Friends of the Library are this year’s main sponsors.
This year’s program for children also includes the following 10 a.m. programs:
• June 18 — Safari Greg, an animal handler.
• June 25 — Runaway Puppet Theater.
• July 3 — Stephen Hollen, storyteller.
• July 9 — Chris Egelston, magician.
• July 16 — Crystal Miller, ventriloquist.
Preschool Story Time will be held Thursdays June 14-July 19 at 10 a.m. Kids Storybook Summer Play, which is open free to the public, will be held at the library June 21 at 6:30 p.m.
A family movie night on July 16 will conclude the Kids Summer Reading Program.
Teen programs include:
• June 15 — Photo Scavenger Hunt, 1 p.m.
• June 19 — Open Mic Night, 6 p.m.
• June 29 — Iron Chef Obion County, 1 p.m.
• July 2 — Zombie Night with Stephen Hollen, evening hours.
• July 13 — Dream Journal Interpretations, 1 p.m.
A Masquerade Ball, Dinner and Movie Night on July 17 will conclude the Teen Summer Reading Program.
For more information, contact children’s department staff members Jenny Virgin or Carolina Conner at 885-7000.
Associate Editor Donna Ryder can be contacted by email at

Published in The Messenger 6.8.12

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