Summer reading program starts June 3 | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | May 28, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: May 25, 2016 at 1:35 pm
The Colleton County Memorial Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” is scheduled to kick off on June 3 at 10 a.m. on the lawn of the Library. Special guest presenter will be “The Healing Force: Rhythm of the Drums.”
Children’s Librarian Shiela M. Keaise, along with Children’s Services Assistants Samantha Brinson and Derrian Teal and volunteers, will host children, ages infant-12, throughout the summer. Blue flyers of these weekly events from June 3–July 29 are available in the Children’s Room.
Programs will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (10 a.m.) in the Children’s Room and Thursday evenings (6 p.m.) in the library’s meeting room.
All programs are free and open to the public.
The library is offering parents a chance to serve as reading partners this summer. Parents, guardians, and children can register online at the library or on their electronic devices by visiting www.ColletonLibrary.org. Participants can also record the books read and programs attended to receive a certificate, medal and prizes. Registered children can also play games on their summer reading webpage.
In addition, there are a variety of programs for families to enjoy at the library this summer. “There are fun surprises and wonderful rewards for all who come to the weekly programs and participate. We hope you and your family enjoy reading together, and that you will discover some of the treasures of your library,” said Keaise.
Special thanks to those who have already donated to the Children’s Department Summer 2016 with financial donations, prizes and snacks: The Coastal Community Foundation Beaufort Fund Grant; Friends of the Colleton County Memorial Library; Kitty Brinson; H & D Groceries; General Food (IGA); Walgreens; Palmetto Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc., Samantha Brinson, Bette Fralick, Bridget Murray, Southern Beauty; Kappa Chi Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Martina Publishing, Inc.; and Stony Point Foundation. Donations are still being accepted.