Library plans for summer events

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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The Cassville Branch Library is getting ready for summer with new programs for children and adults.

Verna Fry, children's coordinator, said that the library is offering something for everyone this summer with four different programs targeted from preschool to adult.

For adults, there will be guest speakers, cake decorating classes, game nights and movie nights.

The teenagers will have presentations involving martial arts, photography and computer skills.

The children will be part of the "Fizz, Boom, Read" program, featuring guest speakers who will teach about and share fun science activities.

In addition, anyone who wants to keep reading over the summer can register for the summer reading programs. The more books read, the more times names will be put into a drawing for a Kindle Fire e-reader and other prizes.

"A lot of grown-ups don't know what the library offers," Fry said. "The library is not just a place for books anymore. It's a place for education, and there are fun things to do."

The library staff said they offer the programs to keep students reading over the summer and to bring people into the building.

"We want young children to come to the library and like being here," Fry said. "This starts them as lifelong readers. If they read, they learn."

Anyone interested in summer programs may visit the library to register or get a full list of events being offered.

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