Library is “All Together Now” for summer reading
By Carole Kelly
Summer days are approaching, and the Clinton-Quisenberry Library offers possibilities for all ages with books, computers and programs. Branch Manager James Pittman and the library staff encourage patrons to visit the library throughout the year, but especially during the summer.
“Our slogans are ‘Books are your passport to summertime,’ ‘Soak up the sun and a good book’ and ‘Put down the phone and pick up a book,” said Pittman. “For the younger patrons, the ever-popular Summer Reading Program takes off next month.”
A theme of “All Together Now” will highlight events scheduled to spark the library’s annual Summer Reading Program, which takes place from June 5 to July 14. A celebration will conclude the summer fun on Friday, July 14.
“Story times, Wii U (video) game times, family movie programs and anime are among the plans,” said Alston Curtis, youth services coordinator, who has been working on the summer schedule.
Every Tuesday will feature anime for teens at 4 p.m. In addition, special programs will include presentations from the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, a visit from Sammy Soil, a magic show, lots of animal visits. There will also be fun activities with Chuck E. Cheese and the YMCA.
The grand finale for the program will be on Friday, July 14, and will be a celebration of summer fun with surprises and refreshments, beginning at 11 a.m.
In addition to the Summer Reading programming, the library also offers weekly programming that includes a Monday through Saturday morning walking group, along with Monday cell phone training classes from 3 to 4 p.m. and trivia from 4 to 6 p.m.; a Tuesday “Adulting 101” class from 3 to 4 p.m., followed by “Paint with Bob Ross” from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday afternoon brings an E-Sports club from 3 to 4 p.m., along with bingo from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday is movie time from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., with table top games offered from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Friday offers Mommy and Me Tea from 3 to 4 p.m., and Dungeons and Dragons from 4 to 6 p.m.; and Saturday features Dad and a Doughnut from 10 to 11 a.m., with Garden Club from 2 to 3 p.m. and fantasy sports from 4 until 6 p.m.
Curtis notes that the library system’s website, JHLibrary.org, will be available to share information about additional programs for branches in the Jackson/Hinds Library System.
The Quisenberry Library is located at 605 East Northside Drive in Clinton. For more information, call 601-924-5684.
Special events in the summer library schedule include: