Library summer reading kicks off June 1

The staff at the Moore County Public Library have been busy transforming it into a fairy tale landscape for their summer reading program. {Photo Provided}

LYNCHBURG — No, the Moore County Public Library isn’t quiet ready to re-open it’s doors just yet, but that doesn’t mean its summer reading program is on hold. Castles, dragons, knights, princesses, and all thing fairy tale will take over on Monday, June 1 with an outdoor story time.

Kids can drop by anytime between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and enjoy multiple themed stories, the Kona Ice truck, take and make crafts, and more. The library will also sponsor a summer reading contest again this year with some cool prizes.

Library staff will have books ready for check out. All ages are welcome, and staff ask that everyone follow social distancing guidelines while on site. For more information, contact the Moore County Public Library at 931-759-7285 or get more details on their Facebook page. •

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Donate those used costumes to Library’s summer reading program

LOCAL NEW — Christmas is just around the corner. This means all those shiny new toys will take the place of your child’s Halloween costume as their favorite thing. Rather than send those gently-used costumes to a local landfill or store them away in the back of the closet, why not donate them to the Moore County Public Library (MCPL) for use during their summer reading program?

The the 2020 theme will be Imagine Your Story and will focus on fairy tales and mythology stories. It’s designed to encourage elementary-aged children to develop a love of reading and enjoy free, summer activities.

“We need the costumes for some programs we have in mind,” the Library stated on their social media page.

Donations can be dropped off at the MCPL located at 17 Majors Boulevard. They are open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays from 12-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. They close every Thursday and Sunday. •

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