FROM STAFF REPORTS

Registration for the Iredell County Public Library Summer Reading program begins June 1. The program is a two-month effort to keep the community engaged and learning throughout summer months. 

This year’s Summer Reading program will include in-person programming, Take & Make activity bags for all ages, age-appropriate activity booklets, and reading logs for participants to record their progress throughout June and July.

Everyone who submits a reading log between July 30 and August 5 will be entered to win one of several grand prizes in drawings for their age group.

The programs featured below are just some of our highlighted events for the next month. Registration is required for all programs that take place inside the library. A full schedule of events across all Iredell County Public Library branches can be found at https://iredell.lib.nc.us/.

Adult Programs

Photos Tell a Story
Statesville Library
June 22 at 2 pm
Details: Discover the magic of photographs and the secret histories they can tell. Learn how you can use photos in your own research and why they are important in documenting Iredell County history.

Summer Book Talks
Statesville Library
June 29 at 2 p.m.
Details: There will be a summer-only book discussion group at the Statesville Library. Stop by the main branch any time after June 1 to register and pick up copies of this year’s book selections, which are yours to keep. The June discussion will feature “Where the Crawdads Sing,” by Delia Owens.

Children’s Programs

Ocean Slime
Statesville Library: June 6, 7 and 8 at 2 p.m. and June 7 at 10 a.m.
Harmony Library: June 7 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Troutman Library: June 9 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Details: Make your own slime with a glittery, ocean themed twist.

Ocean Calming Jars
Statesville Library: June 13, 14 and 15 at 2 p.m. and June 14 at 10 a.m.
Harmony Library: June 14 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Troutman Library: June 16 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Details: Calming jars are a mesmerizing sensory toy filled with glittery goo — and also a great way to relax and calm your mind.

Outside the Library

Down to Earth Aerials
June 15 at 10 a.m.
Troutman ESC Park, 338 North Avenue, Troutman
Details: Join us for a performance by Down To Earth Aerials! Use your imagination to pretend that you are watching a mermaid dance under the sea while a talented performer demonstrates her skills. Sponsored by the Friends of the Troutman Library and the Town of Troutman as part of the Summer Reading program. Registration is not required for this program.

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