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Summer reading program offered at local library

Summer reading program offered at local library

By HOPE MONTGOMERY
Messenger Intern
There is nothing a student looks forward to more than summer break, other than possibly the occasional postponed assignment.
But with summer break comes other trials, such as how to fill one’s time or how to stay productive on sweltering Tennessee days when going outside may seem impossible.
The Obion County Public Library offers a solution through the 2013 Summer Reading Program with activities planned for students from 6-19 years old.
For every 10 books up to 40, students will be rewarded with a prize and a gift donated from local businesses. After reading 40 books, they will be entered into a special drawing for big prizes.
Free events for all ages include a kickoff party with Magical Mink’s Entertainment on June 10 at 10 a.m., Safari Greg the Animal Handler on June 17 at 10 a.m., Kids Storybook Summer Performance on June 20 during the evening, musician Kevin Kidd on June 24 at 10 a.m., Mr. Bond the Science Guy on July 1 at 10 a.m., TAGGERS the Song and Dance Group on July 8 at 10 a.m., shadow puppetry by the Wild Goose Chase Theater on July 15 at 10 a.m. and a family movie night on July 15, which will conclude the 6- to 12-year-olds’ Summer Reading Program.
Storytime will take place every Thursday for pre-schoolers at 10 a.m. from June 13-July 18.
Teens will have special events that include the Obion County Iron Chef on June 14, Open Mic Night on June 18, Steampunk Craft on June 28, Photo Scavenger Hunt on July 5 and the TAG graduation party on July 19, which concludes the Teen Summer Reading Program. Events will be held 2-4 p.m. and include a supply fee.
Children’s Craft Projects include Dinosaur Eggs on June 19, Gnome Garden Terrariums on July 3 and Pirate Crafts and a treasure hunt on July 17. Events will be 2-3:30 p.m. and will include a supply fee.
Registration will be held Thursday with Cat in the Hat as the special guest from 3 until 3:30. Pre-registration is also available online at www.oclibrary.org.
For more information, visit the Obion County Public Library in Union City, call 885-7000, or go to the library’s website.
Editor’s note: Hope Montgomery is a sophomore at Hendrix College in Conway, Ark.

Published in The Messenger 6.3.13

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