Reading is an Adventure

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Adventure is the theme of the Marshes of Glynn Libraries 2024 Summer Reading Program which kicks off on June 3. This summer, they are offering summer reading programs for both children and teens in a project made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Georgia Public Library Services. There will be several exciting and entertaining events at both the St. Simons and Brunswick Libraries in June and July. Once again for 2024, the library’s Beanstack website or app will be used to log summer reading and earn rewards.

Geri Lynn Mullis, Director at Marshes of Glynn Libraries says the importance of the reading component of the summer program cannot be emphasized enough. Not only are there fun rewards that the kids can earn by logging their reading, but the reading they do as part of the program can also prevent the summer learning slide and help them be ready for school in the fall. She encourages kids to read, read, read so they can earn tokens for the cool book vending machine at the Brunswick Library! They can also earn other book and prizes as well, but the biggest reward is the learning that comes from all types of reading.

Summer Reading Program events at the St. Simons Library are appropriate for all ages and include the following:

Birding Art Adventures Workshop on June 6 at 10:30 a.m. Local artist, Kevin Bongang, will lead kids in a guided art workshop where they will paint birdhouses and feeders.

Interactive Movie: Scooby-Doo Camp Scare! on June 13 at 10:30 a.m. Immerse yourself in the movie with an interactive movie script and a bag of props.

Ron Anglin Presents “Quite A Catch!” on June 20 at 10:30 a.m.This high-flying juggling program is sure to bring a smile to your face!

Wild Wonders Animal Adventures on June 27 at 10:30 a.m. Wild Wonders is proud to present “Scaly Sensations,” a program that includes local and exotic reptiles that goes into their interesting habits and backgrounds. Come see this interesting program and explore the exciting world of reptiles.

Smokey the Bear’s 80th Birthday Bash on July 11 at 10:30 a.m. Help Smokey the Bear celebrate his upcoming 80th birthday party in style! Light refreshments will be served along with a forestry themed story time.

Barry Stewart Mann Presents “That Book Woman! And Other Off-the-Shelf Adventures on July 25 at 10:30 a.m. Get in the saddle for some inspiring tales of librarians real and imagined – adventures inspired by reading itself – as well as treks taken and perils endured to get books into the hands of readers near and far.

Additional library programming on St. Simons Island includes Ms. KK’s Nature’s Story Explorers at 10:30 a.m. on July 5 where kids enjoy an interactive storytelling experience as they go on a Nature Adventure in their imagination. The spinning story-wheel and kids’ suggestions will be used to create stories and songs all about the great outdoors. Storytime on SSI with Ms. Ali (ages 0-6) will take place at 10:30 a.m. every Friday in June and July (except 7/5).

On June 18, the entire family is invited to the Brunswick Library for an entertaining evening program at 6:00 p.m. when Jason Clark presents his Comedy Reptile Show. In his own amusing way, Jason will examine stories about venomous snake encounters and break down the evidence stacked against this greatly feared, ultra-camouflaged predator to expose the truth, even if it kills him. Be sure to check out the special new mural painted by Megan Torello while you’re there!

For more details about the Summer Reading Program and additional events and summer programming at the Brunswick Library, including Teen Robotics Camp and Nintendo Club, and to register on Beanstack, visit the Marsh of Glynn website at moglibraries.org. Start your adventure!

Reading is an Adventure originally posted on by Elegant Island Living magazine.

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