Library rounds out another year of summer reading

Okeene Public Library ended their summer reading program the last week of Jun. Although other libraries in the area will continue their programs through July, OPL’s Lee Ann Barnes expressed that OPL has found that with a strong push for reading in June alone, they see a greater turnout.

The 2019 summer reading programs for libraries were centered around space in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. OPL’s theme was “Universe of Stories.” OPL hosted a variety of guests and activities that were science and space related. Monday, June 3, children got to see a mad scientist at work as the library hosted a “Journey in Space: Destination Moon” day. Each Monday that followed saw a new presentation of such things as magician “Amazing Magical Michael” who put on a “Bending Reality” program; alien creatures from our own planet from Extreme Animals, such as an owl monkey, a baby kangaroo and more; and a juggler who put on a show titled “Flying Debris”. Each day offered age appropriate activities that were geared toward specific age groups: Tuesdays for preschoolers ages 1-5, Wednesdays for kindergarteners through second graders and then third grade and up, and finally Thursdays for teenagers.

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