The Mother-Daughter Tea will be Saturday. Reservations for this event are being accepted at the Children’s Room Desk at the library or by calling 472-2163.
“Dig into Reading,” the summer reading program for ages, birth through 12, is set to kick off on June 8 at 2 p.m. There will be programs each week which will explore a different area pertaining to the theme. The sessions will be educational but fun. There will be stories, games, videos, and other incentives to show children they can enjoy reading. Children, who read 20 books and turn in their reading logs by July 27 will receive a Goody Bag and a Summer Reading Program Certificate.
“Beneath the Surface” kicks off with a Zombie Prom on June 8 at 7 p.m. This event will be for ages 13 through 17 and will have a live DJ. Teens will be meeting after hours during the summer at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays at the library.
The Adult Summer Reading Program, “Groundbreaking Reads,” will continue throughout the summer at the library. All participants will receive a bookmark and reading log at registration. The goal this year is to have 300 adults participate.
Summer is almost here and for many kids that means it’s time for camp. The Salvation Army is preparing for its annual summer camp which benefits children from disadvantaged circumstances. Children ages 7-12 are eligible to go to The Salvation Army’s Division Camp located on beautiful Dale Hollow Lake. The fun-filled week will offer crafts, fishing, swimming, sports, songfests and campfires with a focus on learning about God’s love. Certified camp instructors supervise all swimming and waterfront activities and there is a nurse on duty at all times. For more information, call Gina Ballinger at 423-308-3467.
Children’s Book Week is May 13-19. Special activities at the library are planned for this weeklong event in the Children’s Department including a visit from the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra String Quintet on May 14 at 4:30 p.m. Ventriloquist Asa Diamond and his friend Charlie will close the celebration with “Go Fetch a Book” on May 18 at 3 p.m. in the Community Room. This fun program is for the whole family. Upcoming Children’s events this week include; Family Game Night in the Community Room April 22 at 7 p.m., and ArtZone for Tweens on April 24 at 4:30 p.m. in the Story Time Room.
Polk County Education Foundation will have a fundraising dinner on May 25 for the scholarship program. Guest speaker will be Dr. Roger Crouch, a 1958 PCHS graduate, who is an astronaut and has been on two space flights. Tickets are available from any foundation member: Jane Lawson, Carolyn Gerry, Dr. Phyllis Miller, Jerry Stephens, Wilma Jean Pippenger or Matt Witt.
Foundation House Ministries, which will open this month, is seeking volunteers to teach Bible studies, crafts, tutoring, cooking classes, parenting and nutrition classes. Donations of money, home furnishings, clothing, food and toiletry items would be appreciated also. Call Suzanne Burns at 400-2753 for more information.
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