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The Summer Reading Program at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library Has Begun!

ZEBULON - Online registration for this year’s summer reading program at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library launched on Monday, May 22. Children may now track their reading by logging in to frrls.beanstack.com as they strive to earn badges and prizes.

Following the national theme, “All Together Now,” the library offers programs to accommodate all ages, from toddlers to adults throughout June and July.

On Saturday, June 3, at 1:00, special guest Dave Holland of Beatin’ Path Rhythm will kick off the summer programming with a show that will appeal to the whole family. A dynamic performer, interactive rhythm facilitator, and author, Holland will also be signing his new book, The Llama Who Rocks in Her Polka Dot Socks, at the conclusion of his program.

Mondays are dedicated to teens, as they participate in some creative food fusion, puzzle pandemonium, and much, munch more. Special guest, comedy magician Arthur Atsma will provide a special program for teens on Thursday, June 22, including one-on-one instruction in his magical arts.

Preschool children ages 3-5 are invited to join Ms. Ricka each Tuesday at 11:00 for friendship themed stories, songs, and crafts, while toddlers ages 24-26 months can enjoy story time at 11:00 every Thursday.

Make and take crafts will be offered to children ages 6 and up at the library every Wednesday from 1:00-4:00.

Programs for children ages 6-12 will be held at the library each Thursday at 1:00 and will feature ventriloquists, magicians, jugglers, and even hula dancers! Because record numbers are expected each week and space is limited, the children will be given priority admittance to these programs. Parents and younger siblings will discover a plethora of activities in the main area of the library.

Adult/family programs will be presented on Thursdays at 5:30. Some of the highlights include a series of author presentations and book signings, appropriately dubbed Books ‘n Bites.

All programs and events are free and open to the public. For more information and a full calendar of all events, follow the J. Joel Edwards Public Library on Facebook or visit the library during regular business hours: M/W/F 10-5, T/Th 10-7, and Saturday 10-3.

Here is the June Schedule in a glance. (More can be seen in the post below.)

Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library, Tuesdays at 11:00.
June 6: Working Together;
June 13: Expand Your World;
June 20: Playing Together;
June 27: Neighbors and Communities.

Toddler Time (ages 12-36 mo.) at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library, Thursdays at 11:00.

Teen Programs at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library, Mondays at 1:00.
June 5: Spread the Love;
June 12: Food Fusion;
June 19: Puzzle Pandemonium;
June 26: Crazy 8's Paint.
Thursday, June 22, 5:30: Magic training with Arthur Atsma.

Make and Take Crafts (ages 5+) at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library, Wednesdays 1:00-4:00. Walk-ins welcome.

School Age Programs (6-12) at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library, Thursdays at 1:00
June 8: Canine Officers;
June 15: Polynesian Dance;
June 22: Comedic Magician Arthur Atsma;
June 29: Library Beach Day.

Books 'n Bites at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library. Author presentations and book signings.
Thursday, June 15, 5:30: Deron Hicks, The Lost Art Mysteries.
Thursday, June 29, 5:30: Susan Zurenda, Bells for Eli.

Medicare Made Clear at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library, Saturday, June 17, at 10:30.
Representative Kristen Smith answers questions and clears the mud about Medicare.

Submitted 5.23.23