More library events kick-off June 12

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It’s summertime again. It’s a blazing 90 degrees outside, and it’s time for the Summer Reading Program at Kilgore Public Library.

This year’s theme for the ‘edutainment’ series is ‘Music Rocks’ and this year children will learn how important music is with the help of the librarians. Children and adults, alike, are encouraged to join the weekly events at the Texan Theater, 201 S. Kilgore Street.

“I don’t think a lot of adults realize summer reading is for them too,” KPL Director Stacey Cole said.

Not only is the library doing the Summer Reading Program, staffers are also offering mini- summer camps for boys and girls. The two themes are Magical Unicorn Camp and Zombie Apocalypse Survival Camp, and they’ll be staffed by the city pool’s summer lifeguards (while they await the opening of the facility in July).

The Magical Unicorn Camp is tailored for girls ages 4 to 10 years-old.

“They will be princesses and there will be glitter and unicorns,” KPL Programming Coordinator Kaitlyn DeGraffenried said with a smile.

There will also be crafts and songs for the girls that participate. The camp will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 6-7. Registration costs $20 through June 6. Space is limited -- parents are encouraged to sign up their girls as soon as possible.

The Zombie Apocalypse Survival Camp will be held June 20- 21 and is open to ages 8-and-older. The camp focuses on surviving off the land but with a twist of terror. Registration is $15 through June 13, increasing to $20 per child until the beginning of the camp.

For more information, contact the library at 903-984-1529.

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