CCPL summer “Health and Fitness” reading program kicks off June 1

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The library is a place to discover new things. Visit the library to see the magic show, and when you leave check out a couple of books on magic tricks.”
Sharon Townson
 

CULLMAN – The Cullman County Public Library is proud to announce their brand new summer program series, “Health and Fitness,” beginning June 1. Starting at 10 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the month of June, the library will offer a variety of entertaining programs for children – all free of charge!

“’On Your Mark, Get Set… READ’ is a five-state collaborative summer library program that is health and fitness-based,” Cullman County Library Director Sharon Townson explained. “Our goal is to keep children reading during summer months to maintain strong reading skills. We also want to keep our materials as accessible as possible.

“The library is a place to discover new things. Visit the library to see the magic show, and when you leave check out a couple of books on magic tricks. Children can check out books in print, on CD or even through Camellia.net (e-books & audio) so they can read on mobile devices. We also offer digital magazines through ZINIO for mobile devices as well. With the digital access, we offer books and magazines 24/7 to meet our busy schedules.”

The library isn’t just for children; there are all kinds of great things for adults to do as well. For example, for those who love to research their family histories, big things are about to happen!

“We just found out yesterday the Alabama Public Library Service is going to provide all Alabama public libraries with Ancestry.com access,” Townson announced. “We should be able to use it sometime in July. People have to come to the library to use it though, because it will be verified by IP addresses.”

To keep up with all the free activities and fun, check out the library’s Facebook calendar at facebook.com/Cullman-County-Public-Library-System-180877525291010/.

The main branch of the Cullman County Public Library is located at 200 Clark St. NE. For more information, call 256-734-2720.