The Letcher County Public Libraries are launching the summer reading program.
‘Make A Splash @ Your Library — Read’ is the theme this summer. Children will explore the world of water and water fun through stories, songs, games and other activities about oceans, rivers, lakes and pools and the creatures that live there.
The summer reading program is open to children from birth to age 17. Children who enroll will be eligible to enter a sweepstakes sponsored by the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust in partnership with Kentucky libraries. Sixteen winners will receive $1,000 toward their future college education, and their libraries will get $500. Parents must sign up their children for the program and fill out an entry card for a chance to win $1,000.
To kick off the program, magician Mark Comley of Georgetown will perform at 6:30 p.m. on June 14 and will show off his magical skills. On June 22, the Madcap Puppets from Cincinnati, Ohio, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Stories for Aesop’s Fables — The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Lion and the Mouse, and The Hare and the Tortoise — will come alive with songs, drama and grand costumes. Both performances will be at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg.
On June 29,Tammy Elza will bring her exotic animals to the libraries for an educational show beginning at 10 a.m. at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library.
Programs will be presented from June 14 to July 29 at all the libraries. Among the activities are puppet shows, games, storytelling, plays, contests, read aloud, and songs. There will be prizes and refreshments after each program. The grand finale of the Summer Reading Program will be a pool party at the Whitesburg swimming pool at 7 p.m. on July 29.
To register or for more information, call Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library at 633-7547, Blackey Public Library at 633-4013, Jenkins Public Library at 832-4101, or Lillian Webb Memorial Library at 855-7913, or visit www.lcld.org.
All programs are free of charge.