Bluegrass Rocks at the library on Monday

Published 9:32 am Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Youth Services Department of Davie County Public Library is toe tapping with “Libraries Rock” the Summer Reading Program focused on music.

Youth may choose between two reading incentive programs and be rewarded with prizes for reading throughout the summer.

On Monday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. Charles Pettee will entertain families with Bluegrass Rocks. He plays guitar, banjo, mandolin and harmonica while the audience claps and sings with him.

Tuesday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m. Music Making will make craft instruments like harmonicas, castanets, and maracas. 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. DCPL has three controllers.

Wednesday, July 11 at 11 a.m. Munchin’ at the Movies will feature “Boss Baby” rated PG running for 97 minutes. Snackin’ at the Cinema at 1 p.m. will feature the 1964 classic musical, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” not rated and running 135 minutes.

Most Thursday activities require registration. On July 12, Ranger is available for 15-minute appointments between 11 a.m. and noon. Email Julie Whittaker about an appointment. Next Chapter Book Club for adults and teens starts at 1, reading “Rules” by Cynthia Lord. The Young Adult Readers Club is meeting at 2:15 with Mrs. Archer to discuss “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas, then take home “Murder on the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie. Legos and Games are available without registration from 3:15-5:15.Readers Theatre for upper elementary and early middle school aged youth will meet from 3:30-4:30 to read “The Music in George’s Head” by Suzanne Slade while Cyrus Bush plays Gershwin tunes on the piano. This is a great opportunity for senior citizens to introduce their grandchildren to music from their generation.

On Friday, July 13, Story Time will feature books about music while listening to the piano played by Luke.

Ranger will be available for 15-minute appointments on Saturday, July 14 from 11 a.m.-noon Contact Miss Julie two days in advance to schedule an appointment.

DCPL programming is free and open to the public. isit Kids and Teen Page.  Email questions and registration forms to