Parents will have a place to take children this year for Summer Library Programs at all libraries in the Jackson-George Regional Library System beginning June 6. Celebrate Oceans of Possibilities at free, in-person summer library programs.
“Oceans of Possibilities” reading program for children is designed to help kids discover our oceans and marine life along with the pleasure of reading. The summer event schedule runs from June 6 to July 14, for all ages.
Programs and events will encourage children to be active and interested in reading and checking out books at their library. All programs will bring amazing special guests, story-times, special animals, and so much more. Weekly programs for each of three age groups will include; pre-school storytime, grade-school programs, and youth/teen programs.
“Every year more and more children are reached by our programs,” said JGRLS Youth Services Coordinator Bethany Carlisle. “We always have families moving to our area and we encourage them to get a library card and enjoy the fun and learning activities. We hope children and their parents will enjoy great every week at their library.”
When children are free to choose their own reading materials, wonderful things happen. Often children who are resistant to reading books during the school year find a topic of interest and read about things they like over the summer.
For more information and downloadable schedules, visit the library website at www.jgrls.org, Facebook or Instagram @JacksonGeorgeLibrary, or visit one of eight libraries in Jackson and George counties.
Summer program schedule:
June 6-9 – Storytelling with Jerry Jenkins!
June 13-16 – Water Safety: Marine Patrol DMR
June 20-23 – Make a Splash Puppet Show
June 27-30 – Grand Bay NERR (Nature Reserve)
July 4 – Closed for holiday
July 5-7 – The Science of NOAA
July 11-14 – Freedom Ranch Creatures!
Preschool Storytimes: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 10 a.m.