Summer Reading Program set to begin Tuesday

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The Robert L. Williams Library in Durant has activity after activity for the youth of the community and this summer the opportunities to read and more are once again offered.

Jeremy Todd, Programs Director and Literacy Coordinator, said the fun is set to begin again.

“The biggest thing we have going on this summer is the Summer Reading Program,” Todd said. “It starts tomorrow, June 6. There are several different slots still available for kids to sign up., and it’s for children ages 5-years-old all the way up through high school. We have a separate teen program, but for the littles, though, it’s 5 through 12.

“Every Tuesday and Thursday, starting as early as 9 a.m. and there are slots all the way up until 2 p.m. And we will read books, there will be crafts and activities and it will be lots of fun.”

Many area children are hungry to read during the summer, and some are simply hungry. Todd said there are meals to be had at the library during the break as well.

“Along with our Summer Reader Program, we have the Very Hungry Reader Program,” Todd said. “It’s a summer food service program and at the same time as our Summer Reading Program, we will have free lunches and snacks available from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. And that’s for any children ages 18 and younger.”

The library is a fun place to watch a movie as well and there will be movies shown weekly as well.

“Every summer, we do along with the Summer Reader Program, we do related movies every Friday at 2 p.m. in our Theater Room. There won’t be popcorn and drinks, like there usually is, but there will be a movie shown each Friday like Tangled, The Lorax, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wally – anything that relates to our theme this summer which is Build a Better World.”

A special showing of Lego Batman will be on Saturday, June 17, and there will be popcorn and drinks available for purchase at that one.

The programs are free and any interested in taking part can call the library at (580) 924-3486 or just stop by to fill out the application.

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