Cullman County Public Library hosts Summer Reading Program kick off

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(Ashlyn Grey for The Cullman Tribune) 

CULLMAN, Ala.- On June 2, Cullman County Public Library hosted the official kick off for their Summer Reading Program. Although originally planned to be hosted outdoors with water activities, the skies threatening a downpour, and was decided to hold registration for the program inside. Upon entrance, the walls were adorned with cut outs of giraffes for the children to decorate as they show their reading progress by adding a new spot for every finished book. Registration was run smoothly and easily by librarians Josephine Harrington and Shannon Berse. 

When registering, each child was given reading logs to track their progress throughout the month of June. For every collective hour that the children read, or parents read to their young children, they will receive Brag Tags, which are key chains with exclamations like Reading Ninja!” and “Reading Makes You Unstoppable!” 

Along with registration was a fun, take-home activity put together by librarian Jamelle Dimbo. She gave each child a “reusable water balloon” which were each a group of sponges cut into strips and bound with a rubber band so kids could enjoy them in the water time and time again. In July, even more take and make activities will be planned and provided for children. 

With loads of activities planned for the month of June, the library is excited to provide some of the best summer fun options for kids across Cullman. They have worked tirelessly to arrange several events like “Tale of Therapy Dogs” on June 15, “McWane: Amazing Animals & Origami Animals” on June 22 and “Touch A Truck” on June 30. 

Your local library is committed to serving the community, and can always be counted upon to go above and beyond for the children of Cullman. 

The Cullman County Public Library is located at 200 Clark Street NE, Cullman. For more information on the Cullman County Public Library System visit http://www.ccpls.com/. 

(Ashlyn Grey for The Cullman Tribune) 

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