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HUNTINGDON — The Carroll County Library’s Summer Reading program began June 1 and continues through July. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of the programming is virtual, but …
HUNTINGDON — The Carroll County Library’s Summer Reading program began June 1 and continues through July. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of the programming is virtual, but there are some in-person events, held outdoors with social distancing, as well as “grab-and-go” activities.
Programming is posted live daily on the library’s Facebook page. Monday is virtual crafting, cooking and creating for all ages. Tuesday is virtual STEM/STEAM videos and activities for youth. Wednesday is virtual Tot Time with guest readers, and take-home craft kits can be picked up curbside. Thursday is virtual or in-person programming with special guests from the community. Friday is “unbedtime” stories for older kids, staff favorites and hometown history. Additionally each weekday, Director Jennifer Thornton or Children’s Librarian Grace Hawkins read stories on Facebook Live.
Thursday, June 25, the in-person program was presented by the West Tennessee Public Utility District. Guests were Brent Dillahunty, general manager; Madison Endres, marketing manager; Chris Hunley and Brandon Perry, service technicians; and Katie Bennett, engineering intern. They taught attendees about natural gas, safety and calling 811 before digging. The kids got to take a closer look at a service truck and equipment and were given goodies such as sunglasses, water bottles, hats and shirts. They were also given a scratch-and-sniff card with the smell added to natural gas to aid in detecting dangerous leaks.
Cox Oil Company, which owns Little General in Huntingdon, makes an annual donation to the program. Store manager Michael Crowley presented a check for $1,500 to the library on Friday, June 19.
There will be no programming this week, June 29-July 3, leading up to the July 4 holiday, but Summer Reading resumes Monday, July 6.
The July calendar will be available soon on the Carroll County Library Facebook page.
For more information, call 731-986-1919, visit the library at 625 High Street, Suite 102, Huntingdon or check Facebook.