Libraries offer summertime reading fun

Published 9:08 pm Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Whether you are wondering how to occupy your children during the long summer days, or looking for some good books to read at the beach or in your backyard hammock, the Southwest Georgia Regional Library has you covered.

The summer reading program themes for 2015 are “Every Hero has a Story” (children) and “Unmask” for teens. Children must read 25 books to complete a reading log and teens must read 19 books in order to complete a reading log. All reading logs are due by Tuesday, June 30. These programs are available at all three regional libraries: Gilbert H. Gragg in Bainbridge; James W. Merritt Jr. Memorial in Colquitt and Seminole County Public Library in Donalsonville.

Children’s programming at the Bainbridge library begins Tuesday, June 2 with Dr. Magical Balloons at 10 a.m. He accents his heroic stories with balloon creations. Volunteers should be prepared to be part of the action.

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Tuesday, June 9 will feature Cole Tucker, a 13 year-old ventriloquist, who began his art at age 9. He performs at libraries, festivals, parties and reunions, nursing homes and churches.

Tuesday, June 16 brings Clifford and the Big Red Dog. This is a chance to have a photo taken with the Big Red Dog.

Tuesday, June 23, “The Story Ship: Super Me” combines comedy theater, animation, video, puppets and music for an interactive adventure.

On Thursdays (June 4 and 18) at 10 a.m. there are Legos and games for children of all ages to build creations with the library’s Lego collection and/or play board games.

Toddler Time also returns Thursday, June 11 and Thursday, June 25, both at 10 a.m. with stories and more.

The adult reader may find inspiration from Tom Brokaw’s latest book,  “A Lucky Life Interrupted: a Memoir of Hope.; or indulge a zest for mystery in Steve Martini’s, “The Enemy Inside.”

For those who cannot make it to the library there is a Bookmobile Schedule listed on the library’s website

All libraries will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in honor of Independence Day.