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Summer’s coming, and the library is ready

By Guest Columnist Renee Rayburn, LBPL Youth and Technology Services


Hello, Long Beach!


The weather is getting warmer. It is hard to believe it is almost June. Do not fret, though. We have something for everyone this summer. So, let’s get right to it!


Registration is now open for the Long Beach Public Library’s Summer Reading Program 2022. Programs begin on June 1, continue through June 30, and are designed for readers (of all ages) to explore the theme of “Oceans of Possibilities” through reading and activities.


Oceans Of Possibilities

Online registration is available at www.LongBeach.lib.ms.us from through June 3. Patrons are encouraged to visit the library if they need assistance in creating or updating an existing account prior to Summer Reading. Schedules of this year’s events will be posted to the library’s calendar page, as well as to our Facebook page. Upon registration, you will also be sent links to both schedules. If you have any questions regarding the Summer Reading Program, please call the library at 228-863-0711.


This year’s program will allow our younger readers to earn their certificates by logging their number of minutes of reading. Readers are allowed to choose a goal that best suits their reading levels. Reading minutes for printed, digital and audio books, as well as picture books, will be accepted.


Special activities include ocean-themed arts and crafts for all age groups, a scavenger hunt, family movie day, a photo contest for the tweens and teens, database and resource information training for our patrons (a list of these can be picked up at the library), and visits by the Long Beach Garden Club and the Department of Marine Resources.


Programs will be geared for Preschool (ages 0-5), Children (ages 6-11), Tweens and Teens (ages 12-17), Adults (ages 18 and up), and Family (all ages). Beginning in June, Preschool Story time will be held on both Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m.


There are no meetings scheduled for the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library or the Long Beach Board of Trustees for the month of June.


Thank you for your patronage, and continue to stay safe!





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