‘Super’ crowds force summer reading program venue change

 

Staff report

* For more information call:
– In Rockingham, 910-895-6337
– In Hamlet, 910-582-3477
– In Ellerbe, 910-652-6130

This summer’s Sandhills Regional Library System’s summer reading program in Richmond County generally has three locations. This year, it’s down to two.

Cole Auditorium, on the campus of Richmond Community College, will host combined sessions of what was the Rockingham-Hamlet programs. Last year, the crowds swelled and forced Hamlet Library program fans to Fairview Heights Elementary School. This year, program officials opted to plan for bigger from the start.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Ryan Ferguson, 3, of Rockingham, enjoys the petting zoo in July 2014 at the library.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Ryan Ferguson, 3, of Rockingham, enjoys the petting zoo in July 2014 at the library.

This year’s theme, “Every hero has a story,” will run at Cole Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. each Wednesday beginning July 1 through Aug. 5. Specific session guests include Mark Daniels on July 1, Steve Bogan on July 8, Mad Science on July 15, Mark Lipkin on July 22, Rock Star Magic on July 29 and Discovery KIDS on Aug. 5.

Kemp Library in Ellerbe will host its summer reading program on four consecutive Tuesdays beginning July 7 with Mad Scince, July 14 with Rock Star Magic, July 21 with Mark Daniels and July 28 with Steve Bogan.

But Kemp Library’s summer celebration isn’t limited to those four days. On each Monday for the first three weeks of the program, Ellerbe will host special “everyday heroes” beginning at 10 a.m. On July 6, deputies with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office will be the featured guests. On July 13, Richmond County farmers step into the spotlight and on July 20, workers with Pee Dee Electric will surely offer the kids a hair-raising experience.

Stephanie Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com The audience squealed with delight and surprise for Rock Star Magic last August at Thomas Leath Memorial Library.

Stephanie Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
The audience squealed with delight and surprise for Rock Star Magic last August at Thomas Leath Memorial Library.

On Wednesday, July 29, Ellerbe’s program comes to a cold-blooded halt with a visit from African animals from the zoo.

 

 

Filed in: Arts & Entertainment, Education, Ellerbe/Norman, Featured News, Hamlet, Latest Headlines, News, Rockingham

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