Library summer reading program kicks off on Monday

Published 10:01 am Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Youth Services Department of Davie County Public Library will kick-off summer reading on Monday, June 18 at 10 a.m.

This year the theme is “Libraries Rock” and focused on a variety of music genres. Youth may choose between two reading incentive programs and be rewarded with prizes for reading throughout the summer.

Volunteers from middle and high school work three-hour shift schedules. Email Miss Julie.

Monday evening at 6:30 p.m., the family show will feature “Leroy Rocks with Reading” from Burns and Company. Kathy Burns is a ventriloquist.

Tuesday, June 19 at 10:30 a.m., music making activities will be hosted by Jon Sundell, a “Twistin’ Teller,” who twists balloons with stories and songs for elementary aged youth.

Teen Gaming, for youth 10 and older, will open from 2-4 p.m. under the mentorship of Joel Ferdon, reference librarian. Teens are welcome to bring a Wii controller and any E-rated games they wish to share with others. DCPL has three controllers to share.

Wednesday, June 20, families are invited to bring lunch or snacks at 11 a.m. for Munchin’ at the Movies showing “Peter Rabbit,” PG, 95 minutes and at 1 p.m. Snackin’ at the Cinema features a classic musical from 1965, “The Sound of Music,” G, 175 minutes.

Most Thursday activities require registration.

On June 21, Ranger is available 11 a.m.-noon for 15-minute appointments. Contact Miss Julie two days in advance to schedule an appointment.

The Next Chapter Book Club for adults and teens starts at 1 p.m. with “Rules” by Cynthia Lord.

The Middle School Readers Club is meeting at 2:15 with Mrs. Archer introducing books for consumption.

Legos and Games, available without registration, will be open at 3:15-5:15.

Readers Theatre for upper elementary and early middle school aged youth will meet 3:30-4:30 p.m. to read and puppet “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.”

On Friday, June 22 at 11 a.m., Pre-school Story Time will feature musical stories with Shelby playing her flute.

Ranger will be available for 15 minute appointments Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon.

Email questions and registration forms to Julie Whittaker (Miss Julie) at