Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library Kicks Off Summer Reading Program

The Sugar Free Allstars entertained youngsters to kick off the Stanley Tubbs 
Memorial Library’s summer reading program May 24 at the Sallisaw Civic Center.

Libraries Rock! is the theme of the summer reading program at Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library in Sallisaw, and there is still time to participate.

The program offers six grand prizes, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. The prizes are $25 Walmart gift cards.

The winners of the gift cards will be announced July 30. 

It’s easy to enter. Just do the following:

1. Sign up for the summer reading program at the library.

2. Enter once a day by checking out books.

3. Read lots of books.

4. To enter the drawing, tear off the top of the check-out slip, write your name and phone number on the slip, and drop it in the appropriate box.

In addition to the reading incentives, free weekly programs throughout the summer will both entertain and educate children. The June 7 program will feature magic by Michael Corley; Rocky Mountain Puppets will take the stage for the June 15 program. On June 28, Extreme Animals will be featured, while the Oklahoma City Zoo will share some of its animals during the July 5 program. Stephen Cox will share science fun on July 12, and the science program, Wondertorium, will be presented July 19. Denise Gard will bring her dogs for storytelling on July 25, and the program wraps with the End of Summer Party July 30.

All of the programs are at 10 a.m. at the Sallisaw Civic Center, 111 N. Elm, except for the Extreme Animals, which will be 4 p.m. at the library, 101 E. Cherokee; the OKC Zoo presentation is at 10 a.m. at the library; Denise Gard’s program will be 10 a.m. at the library; and the End of Summer Party will be 6 p.m. at the library.

Several free teen events are also slated for the summer. Teen workshops are held Thursdays at 4 p.m. On June 1, teens will Escape at 10 a.m. Extreme Animals is the program for June 28 at 4 p.m. Teens will enjoy Laughing Matters at 10 a.m. June 29, and they will end the summer with a Dance in the library parking lot at 6 p.m. July 23.

All of the teen events are held in the library meeting room, unless specified otherwise.

For more information contact the library at 918-775-4481.

Pam Cloud, Managing News Director

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