Build a Better World - 2017 Summer Reading

MAY 20, 2017 – “Build a Better World”

Well, it’s finally here!!! The rollout of the 2017 Summer Reading Program! Yay! The theme this year is “Build a Better World’ so we have designed each program to enrich the theme. Here are some important dates: May 30th to June 5th is the signup period and on June 9th we will have our kick off at the Lee State Park at 10:00 AM. At that time our friend, Ranger Laura Kirk, will conduct one of her famous field trips and then we will have lunch in the pavilion. Over the years, this has become one of the most popular programs. What’s not to love – a day in the fresh air and sunshine and then lunch!! Laura’s field trip will emphasize: “Wildlife in our World – The best way to start making the world a better place is learning more about it. At Lee State Park, we are going to learn more about wildlife that lives in South Carolina. Be prepared to use your observation skills as we look for animals, both big and small.” We look forward to seeing Laura and spending the day learning about our world. [...]  read more

Storyfest SC

May 14, 2017 – Storyfest SC

2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM

For the seventh year, we will be participating in the South Carolina State Library’s annual “Storyfest SC” the state-wide kick-off for the 2017 Summer Reading Program. This year they will be honoring two children’s book authors:

Rita Williams-Garcia is the New York Times bestselling author of novels for young readers including the multi-award winning One Crazy Summer series featuring the Gaither Sisters. She has been awarded the Newbery Honor, the Coretta Scott King Author Award for each book in the One Crazy Summer series, and has been twice-named a National Book Award Finalist. Ms. Williams-Garcia is living her life-long dream of training in the art of boxing at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, New York. She is the mother of two adult daughters and she resides in Queens with her husband Fred. [...]  read more