Library’s Summer Reading kicks off Monday

Programs galore will kick off the 2016 Hancock County Library System’s Summer Reading Program Monday, June 6. This year’s theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!

The Wetland Wildlife Express, a mobile educational program brought to you by the New Orleans Pelicans and Audubon Zoo, will visit the Waveland Public Library on Monday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m. This program offers an up-close experience with our wetland’s most important inhabitants. Children will learn about the wildlife that depends on the wetlands for their homes, meals and nurseries. This connection to wetland animals will help to foster future stewardship to protect one of our most important resources – the wetlands.

A heartwarming and hilarious 1990s classic movie will be shown at the Pearlington Public Library on Tuesday, June 7 at 10:30 a.m. The movie is about Roger, who prays for his favorite baseball team to win the pennant, and receives help from some unlikely friends

HancockLibarryLogoHow does a bicycle stay upright? How does a football spiral? What’s inside a baseball? Find out the answers to these questions and more when Christian Stephenson, with the Hancock County Extension Service, visits the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library on Wednesday, June 8, at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the science behind sports.

Join the fun with 1950s style games, snacks and music at the Kiln Public Library on Thursday, June 9, at 10:30 a.m.
A Berenstain Bears Party will be held at Bay Books, located at 131 Main Street in Bay St. Louis, on Saturday, June 11 at 11 a.m. There will be snacks, activities, crafts, and door prizes. Goody bags will be given to the first 15 children. The program is co-hosted by Bay Books and the Hancock County Library System.

For students in grades 7 through 12 the library is hosting Teen Summer Reading Program, Get in the Game, READ! The first event features a hilarious Disney-based movie at the Pearlington Public Library on Tuesday, June 7, at 3 p.m. The movie is the true story about the Jamaican bobsled team and their participation in the 1988 Winter Olympics.

Younger children, ages newborn to 5 years, can attend the library’s Rubber Ducky Club, which runs on the same day and time as the children’s programs at each library branch. In partnership with Excel by 5, the first week’s theme will be Move It!

All participants can register for the library’s summer reading program at the Customer Service Desk of their favorite branch.

For more information about the Summer Reading Program, call 467-5282.

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