Local libraries launch summer reading events

Clif Knight

Hartselle Enquirer


Public libraries in Eva and Priceville launched their summer reading programs under the theme, “Get Ready, Set and Go Read” on Monday and Tuesday while Somerville initiated its program on Thursday and Hartselle and Falkville libraries scheduled their programs to follow during the month of July.

Eva Public Library began its reading program for children under seventh grade Mon., June 6, at 10 a.m.

Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin spoke to grades K-3 on child safety and Ellen Neal gave the 4-7 group a YOGA lesson.

Other programs are scheduled as follows:

June 13 – Try your hand at YOGA with Ellen Neal and get in shape with Wil Weaver.

June 20 – Story telling with Dennis Martin for all ages.

June 27 – “Get Ready, Set, Go Read” with The McWane Center for all ages.

July 11 – Abracadabra Reading with Russell Davis for all ages.

July 18 – Awards Day.

The Linda Duran Public Library in Priceville kicked off its three-week summer reading program for children Tues., June 7, with a story time hour based on selected readings by library aide Heather Stapleton. Each of six planned sessions will last approximately one hour, from 10 to 11 a.m.

The program theme on Thur., June 9, was dental hygiene.

Anthony’s Dental Office in Priceville was in charge.

The story time continued on Tues., June 14, with a presentation by Priceville Police Department. The Priceville Volunteer Fire Department will have a program on fire safety Thur., June 16.

Police officers and fire fighters will start their presentations in the library’s Kids Room and move outside later for equipment viewings and demonstrations.

A bouncey will be the feature attraction at story time on Tues., June 21, and attendees will share in the fun and excitement of a magic show Thur., June 23.

Kids of all ages are invited. Door prizes, snacks and goodies will be given away at each story time.

The event is sponsored by Friends of the Linda Duran Public Library.

Somerville Public Library will conduct a seven-week summer reading program. beginning Thur., June 7, and continuing each Thursday through Thur., July 21. Each session will start at 11 a.m. and each will cover a different topic. Children of all ages are invited.

The William Bradford Huie Library of Hartselle will present a summer reading program in 2016 under the title of “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read.” The event will take place on each Thursday in July with a 10:30 a.m. starting time.

“A day of games, reading and fun is planned on Thur., July 7, as story time attendees  “Get Ready, Get Set and Get Registered.

“Animal Stories with Chris Keenum” will be the story time feature on Thur., July 14, at 10:30 a.m. The kids always look forward to getting to touch and feel the soft fur of his animal pelt collection.

The library’s Canine Crew will be special guests for the story time on Thur., July 21, at 10:30 a.m.

Magicians Archie and Mary Wade will return for the final story time feature on Thur., July 28, at 10:30 a.m. The annual event is sponsored by Hartselle Friends of the Library. Children of all ages are invited.

Falkville Public Library will conduct its summer reading program around the theme, “Get Ready, Set and Go Read,” beginning Thur., July 7, at 2 p.m. and continuing on each Thursday throughout July at the same time.

“We’re lining up a guest speaker/presenter for each story time program,” said Librarian Jenny Asherbranner. “There will be something special taking place each week and the kids are going to love it.”

She said the final session, July 28, will conclude with a party and awards for readers who meet their individuals reading goals.


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