Summer fun at local libraries

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Attendee Jack Woods enjoys being part of the show with Miss Kit,“The Bubble Lady,” Wednesday at the Cullman County Public Library. (Photo courtesy of Sharon Townson)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Libraries around Cullman County have special reading programs geared toward kids this summer. Here’s a look at what’s going on around the area.

Cullman County Public Library (200 Clark St. NE, Cullman)

The Cullman County Public Library is hosting different educational programs every week during June and July as part of its annual summer reading program. Events start at 10 a.m., with lunch served at 11:30.

  • Tuesday, June 11 – Mr. Larry’s Magic Show, “3-2-1 Blast Off”
  • Wednesday, June 12 – Origami with Yasu Ishida, the Magic Story Artist
  • Tuesday, June 18 – “Out-of-This-World Tales” with Laurel the Balloon Lady
  • Wednesday, June 19 – Lew’s UFO Show (magic, juggling, puppetry)
  • Tuesday, June 25 – Rick Rakestraw’s live animal show
  • Wednesday, June 26 – Touch a Truck with the Cullman Electric Cooperative
  • Tuesday, July 9 – Alabama Archives, The Traveling Trunk
  • Tuesday, July 16 – Hunter Ivey’s snake show
  • Tuesday, July 23 – “The Final Frontier” with the McWane Center

“Summer library fun kicked off today,” Cullman County Public Library Director Sharon Townson said Wednesday afternoon. “It was a packed library today with 125 attendees.”

Guy Hunt Library (60 Lions Park Road, Holly Pond)

Programs begin at 2 p.m. every Thursday, except for the 4th of July.

  • Thursday, June 6 – “The Final Frontier” with the McWane Center
  • Thursday, June 13 – Mr. Larry’s Magic Show, “3-2-1 Blast Off”
  • Thursday, June 20 – Sewing and Rocket Ships with Things to Remember
  • Thursday, June 27 – “Explore the Universe” with the McWane Center
  • Thursday, July 11 – Character art with Mr. Krel Buckelew
  • Thursday, July 18 – Robin White from The Middle of Nowhere; Puppeteer Bobby Thomas
  • Thursday, July 25 – Nichole Taylor with the North Alabama Agriplex

Hanceville Library (200 Commercial St. SE, Hanceville)

The Hanceville Library has summer reading programs every Wednesday in June at 10 a.m.

Find out more at www.ccpls.com.

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Attendee Jack Woods enjoys being part of the show with Miss Kit, “The Bubble Lady” Wednesday at the Cullman County Public Library. (Photo courtesy of Sharon Townson)
SJ Townson with The Bubble Lady (Photo courtesy of Sharon Townson)
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Heather Mann

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