• Look for academic-related activities in your community
Plan your summer trip with an educational theme
• Talk to a teacher in your
child's next grade
• Don't let your child turn summer into a cartoon and
video game marathon
Source: Harris Cooper, professor of psychology at Duke
Public Library Reading Programs:
The theme for all Alabama library reading programs is “Get a Clue.”
• Jacksonville Public Library
Registration for the summer
reading program begins May 29. For every five books a child reads they receive a
prize, including a T-shirt after the 30th book. All participants are eligible to
attend a party at Beyond Imagination in Anniston on July 7.
Beginning May 31
and ending July 7, the library will host weekly activities for
Tuesdays and Thursdays — Story time, 10 a.m.
Wednesdays — Craft
activities, 2 p.m.
Fridays — Scheduled entertainers, 2 p.m.
• Oxford Public Library
The Oxford Library Summer Reading
Program will begin May 29 and end July 7. Children who participate set their own
reading goals, and receive a free T-shirts for reaching that goal. Prizes also
will be given for reading halfway to the goal and for completing puzzles given
out by the library.
In addition to the following events, the Oxford Library
will have crafts and activities every Saturday at 2 p.m.
June 7 — Curious
Moon Puppets, 11 a.m.
June 15 — Magician Russell Davis, 11 a.m.
June 20 —
Animals for the Anniston Museum of Natural History, 2 p.m.
June 22 -
Performance of Aesop's Fables, 10:30 a.m.
June 28 — McWane Center science
activities, 11 a.m.
June 30 — Science Fair for reading program participates
• Anniston Public Library
The Anniston Library Summer Reading
Program will begin May 24 and end July 6. Children who participate will receive
prizes for every five books they read, up to 20 books.
The library will host
a story time for preschoolers every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
May 29 — Disguise
Day crafts, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
June 8 — Walkabout Puppets show, 11
June 11 — Quite a Catch juggling, 4 p.m.
June 12 — Officer Kevin
Briley and his crime-fighting dog, 2 p.m.
June 18 — Nate the Great story time
and activities, 4 p.m.
June 20 — Atlanta Puppets, 10 a.m.
June 21 — The
Adventures of Tiny Turkey performed by the JSU Drama Department, 2 p.m.
25 — Reptile Friends from the Anniston Museum of Natural History, 4 p.m.
5 — Wacky the Clown, 4 p.m.
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