For Starkville Daily News
Summer Reading at the Starkville Public Library is about to begin.
Elementary school children and preschoolers are invited to get global at the library during the “One World, Many Stories” Summer Reading Program for kids up through 6th grade.
Events focusing on a bookish journey around the world will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the months of June and July.
Along with fun weekly events, the library also offers a reading incentive program in which kids keep track of their reading and earn rewards such as local restaurant coupons and prize books.
The summer reading program is made possible through the support of many community volunteers and organizations. The Friends of the Library provide funds for paid performers, program supplies, and wonderful books for the library, and Starkville Community Church gave a significant monetary donation to the program and will provide volunteers to help with Tuesday events throughout the summer.
Registration for kids up through elementary school will be held on Tuesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8 at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; kids may choose one of these times to register for the reading program as well as enjoy fun activities at the library.
Summer Reading Program
Made Possible by Friends of the Library & Starkville Community Church
DAYCARE GROUPS are welcome to attend all starred (*) events; please call to schedule.
• June 7-8 at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. — Around the World Registration.* Kids ages 12 and under register and enjoy fun activities
• June 14 at 10 a.m. — Global Beats with Dr. Damm (ALL AGES)
• June 14 at 3 p.m. — Through the Wardrobe Book Club (TTW) begins; 4th –6th graders embark on a great adventure: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin.
• June 15 at 1:30 p.m. — Chinese Dance Demonstration (ALL AGES)*
• June 16 at 10 a.m. until noon; sign up only — Positively Pokémon (ages 7+) Enjoy a movie, a craft, & a game (bring your Pokémon cards).
• June 21 at 10 a.m. — Ancient Stories and Other Well-Kept Secrets (AGES 4+)* Presented by Autumn MorningStar, a multi-talented performing artist and one of only fifty Native American Indians selected by the Smithsonian Institute as an outstanding cultural performer.
• June 21 at 3 p.m. — TTW Book Club (4th-6th graders)
• June 22 at 10 a.m. — Tiny Tots (little ones up to 3 years old)
• June 28 at 10 a.m. — Travelin’ Tunes with Musician Mr. Richard (ALL AGES)*
• June 28 at 3 p.m. — TTW Book Club (4th-6th graders)
• June 29 at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Sudduth Elementary School Auditorium — Puppet Arts Theatre presents Peter and the Wolf. (AGES 4+)* This event is made possible by a grant from the Greater Jackson Arts Council, in part by a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, and through the support of the Friends of the Library.
• July 5 at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. — Don’t Bite Me: Buzzing Around the Globe (AGES 4+)* Mosquito prevention with Melanie Hintz of the MS Health Department.
• July 5 at 3 p.m. — TTW Book Club (4th-6th graders)
• July 6 at 10 a.m. — Tiny Tots (little ones up to 3 years old)*
• July 12 at 10-11:30 a.m., sign up only: Limited Space — Tales and Improv Workshop with Simone Cottrell (AGES 5-7)
• July 12 at 3 p.m. TTW Book Club (4th-6th graders)
• July 13 at 10 a.m. - noon, sign up only: limited space — Tales and Improv Workshop with Simone Cottrell (AGES 8-12)
• July 16 at 10-11:30 a.m., sign up only — Cultural Kites (AGES 6+) Let’s go make and fly a kite at the Oby’s Soccer Field (Sportsplex). Please wear comfortable outdoor clothing. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Signed parental permission form required.
• July 19 at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. — Down Under the Equator (AGES 4+)*
• July 19 at 3 p.m. — TTW Book Club (4th-6th graders)
• July 20 at 10 a.m. —Tiny Tots (little ones up to 3 years old)
• July 26 at 10 a.m. until noon, team sign up only — Dewey’s Amazing Race (AGES 8+)
• July 26 at 3 p.m. — TTW Book Club (4th-6th graders)
• July 27 — TBA ~ Multicultural Movie Day*
• July 28 — TBA — Miss Laura Eats the World!* The more you read, the more Miss Laura eats.
Each event is approximately 1 hour long unless otherwise indicated. Starkville Public Library does not provide childcare services; children under the age of 10 must be supervised by an adult at all library programs.
Contact children’s librarian Laura Tramel at 323-2766 to schedule groups/daycares.