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These are photos from the Finale held on July 29, 2017. If you missed out on the Building a Better World program this summer, look for another super reading program next summer for kids and teens! You can read about this year's program below the pictures.

Above: Volunteers are priceless and they give their time to this program every summer. Left and right: The water tent was enjoyed by a lot of kids today!
The Library Is Building a Better World - Check out the Summer Reading Program!
By Guest Columnist Rosemary Bunn

ZEBULON - The J. Joel Edwards Public Library is gearing up for another fun-filled summer reading program, following the national theme Build a Better World. To that end, programs are being planned to accommodate all ages, from toddlers to adults.

Author Jose Lucio kicks off the program with a story visit and book signing on Saturday, May 27, at 1:00. Lucio will present his new book, Free Rain, and will demonstrate the process of drawing the delightful chicken characters. Participants will leave with their own drawings of the “free rain” chickens. Books will be available for purchase at the time of the signing.

Preschool children through age five are invited to join Miss Kim each Tuesday at 11:00 for stories, songs, and crafts.

Special programs are held each Thursday at 1:00 for children ages 6-12. Presenters include firefighters, a magician, an archaeologist, a drummer, and a local theatre company.

Teens are invited to join in a “passive program” at the library this summer. Each time a teen checks out books, he or she will receive a scratch-off card; each card is a winner! Teens may enter every day if they wish. Two teen in-house programs are offered this summer, one in June and one in July.

The adults are not to be left out this year, either. Adult/family programs will be held most Thursdays at 6:00. Learn how to can all those veggies growing in the garden; see how search and rescue dogs are trained; enjoy the fascinating music of harp guitars; meet GA authors and attend their book signings. This summer the library will present the Humanitarian of the Week award for nine weeks throughout June and July. Each time an adult checks out a book, he or she will be given the chance to answer a challenging question related to Building a Better World. At the end of the week a winner will be chosen from the correct answers and awarded a shopping bag full of prizes from local businesses.

Family Movie Day will be held the fourth Saturday of the month. In June, an ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied “Special,” is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis. In July, a local scientist invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky.

All programs and events are free and open to the public. For more information and a calendar of all events, visit the library during regular business hours: MWF 10-5, TTh 10-7, and Saturdays 10-3.

Submitted 5.23.17