JGRLS announces virtual summer programs

It’s that time of year as the Jackson-George Regional Library System has announced its summer library programs. This year, most programs will be virtual and presented online at

The “Tails and Tales” reading program for children is designed to help kids discover the pleasure of reading. Programs this year will help children discover our local animal population along with research, animal health, and nature. Programs begin on June 8th.

Online events will encourage children to be active and interested in reading and checking out books at their library. A take-home kit is available at all branches. All program videos will bring amazing topics right to your home—special guests, story-times, special animals and so much more.

Weekly programs for each of the three age groups will include pre-school story-time, grade-school programs, and teen programs.

“Every year more and more children are reached by our programs,” JGRLS Youth Services Coordinator Bethany Carlisle said. “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 programs for all ages.”

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, program videos, and downloadable schedules, visit the library website at or visit a library near you.

Summer program schedule

June 8, 2 pm: Wild Tails – Pascagoula River Audubon Center

June 15, 2 pm: Wild Acres Hands-On Animal Experience

June 22, 2 pm: Horse Tails – Pat Roberts at Roberts’ Ranch

June 29, 2 pm: Talented Tails – A Bayou Musical Adventure

July 6, 2 pm: Tales at the Farm

July 13, 2 pm: Alpaca Tails – Big Level Alpaca Farms

Preschool Story-times: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 4 p.m.



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