2011-05-27 / LifeStyles

County libraries set to kickoff summer reading programs for children and teens

Children and teens are invited to participate in the free 2011 “One World Many Stories” and “You Are Here!”summer reading programs at the Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney, the Blacksburg Library and various bookmobile stops beginning Monday, June 6, and continuing through Friday, July 29.

The Gaffney and Blacksburg libraries will kick off the program on Tuesday, June 7, at 2:30 p.m. with each library hosting a movie matinee. Children can come watch a movie, enjoy a snack and sign up for a summer of reading, prizes, programs and fun, said Susan Sarratt, Children’s Librarian at the Gaffney library.

Sarratt also hopes to make the summer fun for children and teens and wants to encourage them to keep reading throughout their summer vacation.

Children who wish to participate in the reading program should come to either the Gaffney or Blacksburg libraries or any bookmobile stop beginning Monday, June 6, sign up, check out books and begin reading. Teens who wish to participate in the teen summer reading will have their names entered into a drawing for every book they read.

In addition, there will be story times and movies for children participating in the program. The library will also host four special programs for summer reading members and their families — “Sarah Dippity’s A Magic World of Stories’, “Porkchop Production Presents The Bremen Town Musicians”, “Ronald McDonald’s McStories from Around the World”, and Tim Sonefelt, Magician”.

Teens who participate in summer reading will have the opportunity to take part in video gaming tournaments and programs using a flip movie camera.

The library would like to thank the following businesses for sponsoring the Summer Reading Program:

Aegean Pizza, Bojangles, Burger King,

Chick-fil-a, Clock of Gaffney, Friends of the Library, House of Pizza, Hugh Mull’s Rebuilders, Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald’s, Pete’s of Gaffney, Print Depot, Sagebrush, Waffle House, Walmart, and Zaxby’s.

The summer reading program is held annually during June and July to encourage children and teens to read and enjoy books. We encourage parents and children to read together, and teens too.

For more information about the children’s and teen’s summer programs, call the libraries at (864) 487-2711 or (864)839-2630 or visit the web site www.cherokeecountylibrary.org. You may also visit the Gaffney Library at 300 E. Rutledge Ave., or the Blacksburg library at 201 S. Rutherford St., or any bookmobile stop to pick up a schedule and find out more about the Summer Reading programs.

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