It is not too late to join in the fun of the free Summer Reading Programs. Children and teens may still register for the “Dream Big – Read!” or “Own the Night” programs at all library locations.
This week’s program for children is a pajamarama. Children may come to the library dressed in their favorite pajamas and enjoy stories about tooth fairies and bedtime. Children will also sing songs and create a tooth fairy craft.
The program will be held the following days at the following times: Tuesdays at 2 p.m. in Maxton and 4 p.m. in Red Springs; Wednesdays at 2 p.m. in Pembroke and 4 p.m. in Rowland; Thursdays at 11 a.m. in Fairmont; and Fridays at 11 a.m. in St. Pauls and 2 p.m. in Lumberton.
The library will be showing the movie “How to Train Your Dragon” on Monday at 2 p.m. at the Osterneck Auditorium. Children of all ages are invited to attend. Parents must stay with children under the age of 8. Students from first to fifth grade are also invited to a special craft program on Thursdays at 2 p.m. with Lisa Matthews.
Teens are invited to the Thriller Crash Course on Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Osterneck Auditorium. Teens will be learning the dance moves to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and should come prepared to move. Light refreshments will be provided.
Children and teens trying to complete their reading logs may wish to check out our selection of new books. A few of the recently added picture books are “Zoom, Rocket, Zoom” by Margaret Mayo; “Falcon” by Tim Jessell; “Moo Hoo” by Candace Ryan; and “Scribbles and Ink” by Ethan Long.
Older children may be interested in “The Enchantress” by Michael Scott; “Chained” by Lynne Kelly; and “One for the Murphys” by Lynda Hunt. Teens will not want to miss “Gil Marsh” by A.C.E Bauer; “Ladies in Waiting” by Laura Sullivan; and “Monster Calls” by Patrick Ness.
Teens and adults are invited to give themselves a zombie makeover and shamble to the library’s garden for a zombie walk on Aug. 3 from 7 until 8 p.m. Attendees may take a stab at the “Thriller” dance and enjoy creepy refreshments. Teens may arrive at 6 p.m. for the zombie lock-in, where they will receive a terrifying makeover. Scary zombies will be lurking and parents are advised that this program is not for children.
Complete Summer Reading Program schedules and details may be found on the library’s website at robesoncountylibrary.org. Information may be located on the events calendar, the children’s corner page, and the teen page.
Check the website regularly for updated information. For questions about the Summer Reading Programs, call 910-738-4859.
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Katie Huneycutt is the youth services librarian of the Robeson County Public Library. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is currently reading “Chained” by Lynne Kelly.