By CALVIN PYNN
With the month of June almost over, the Summer Reading program still has many events planned through July, in an effort to keep kids engaged and encourage reading throughout the summer.
On Tuesday, July 1, there will be no story times scheduled at the Dublin Library, however, the program is hosting magician and juggler Jonathan Austin at the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley Annex at 2 p.m. That same day, teens and tweens (ages 10 and up) are invited to the Pulaski Library to tie-dye t-shirts at 10:30 a.m.
An interpreter from the Wildlife Center of Virginia will be at the Fine Arts Center Annex on Monday, July 7 at 1 p.m. The environmental education program, titled “Whoos in the Night,” will feature an up close and personal look at nocturnal animals.
On Thursday, July 10, a modern art event will be held for teens and tweens and the Pulaski Library at 3 p.m. A similar event will follow on Monday, July 14, with Craft Time at the Pulaski Library.
The Larsen Family will share their collection of reptiles at the Fine Arts Center Annex at 10:30 a.m. There will be a STEM Building Challenge at the Pulaski Library for teens and tweens on Friday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m., in which children will have the opportunity to engineer their own creations.
There will be a pet adoption event at the Dublin Library from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 19. The Pulaski Humane Society will bring several pets available for adoption, and will also answer any questions about the organization and adoption process.
On Tuesday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday, July 24 at 4 p.m., Sammie the Pet Therapy Dog will visit the Pulaski Library.
Thursday, July 31 will mark the finale of the Summer Reading Program, as prize drawings will take place at the Pulaski Library at 11 a.m.
The Book in a Jar contest will also take place throughout the entire month of July, in which each Pulaski library branch will have a jar filled with a shredded book. Those who guess the title and author of the book correctly will win a prize at the Program’s finale drawing.
For more information, contact Jena Hardy at the Pulaski library at 994-2458, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.