Summer Reading time is here! This is always the most exciting time of the year. We love to see the excitement of the children as they discover and enjoy all the treasures that the library has to offer. We would like to remind parents that children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the library. This is for the safety of your child.

Our first big program for the kids is on Friday, June 10. There will be two shows: one at 10 am and one at 1 pm. We have added the second show to accommodate the large crowds inside and the parking on the outside. This will also allow children attending Vacation Bible School in the morning to still be able to see the show in the afternoon.

 Our guest for June 10 will be Mr. Bond, the Science Guy, formerly known as the Mad Scientist. He is one of the favorite “edutainers” (educating entertainers) that we have brought in for the children. The line up for the rest of the summer is as follows: June 17- Safari Greg at 10 am and 1 pm, June 24-Ventriloquist/Comic, Kyle Scribner at 10 am and 1 pm, July 1-Mr. History at 10 am and 1 pm, and July 9-The Zinghoppers Show at 10 am and 1 pm.

Special preschool story times are also scheduled for 10 am on June 14, 21, and 28; and July 5, 12, and 19. The June 14 program will be led by Fran Todd.

 The people that make all this possible are our sponsors: Carnal-Roberts Agency, Helms Motor Company, In His Hands, Jackson Arts Council, Lexington Animal Hospital, Lexington Broadcasting, McDonald’s, Precise Rebuilders,  Presson & Associates CPA, and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

 Our Teen Summer Reading promotion is also in progress. Youth entering grades 6-12 may read books for chances at great prizes. One prize entry will be earned for every book read. Prizes include the following: $20 cash, Sonic gift card worth $20, iTunes gift card worth $20, and an e-book reader. The winner may choose between a Kindle or a Nook.  One prize will be drawn for each Friday at 3:00 beginning June 10. The grand prize (e-reader) will be given on July 1.

 We will also have an adult Summer Reading Program beginning July. Details will follow in the near future.

 Also, one special event for adults during June is the visit of the “Career Coach.”  Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is proud to roll out their new Career Coaches; these mobile centers provide a computer lab with Internet access where users will have access to a Job Search Database showing  jobs available throughout the state. These jobs are categorized by industry. The Career Coach will be at the Library on June 15 from 9:30 to 1:30. If you are looking for a job, be sure and stop by.