Heroes of imagination

Area libraries provide valuable resources

Reading, learning and fun are the goals this summer for area libraries, which will focus on programs that include superheroes and aspiring librarians.

The Jackson County Library will offer the Every Hero Has a Story program, which is supported by the Kentucky Department of Libraries Association.

Readers from prekindergarten to 18 years old may attend the free program that extends throughout July. Last year, there were between 75 and 100 readers.

Participants should arrive each day by 11:30 a.m., when they can receive a free lunch. Then, from noon until 1 p.m., they will participate in reading-focused exercises such as “Be Your Own
Hero” or “Community Heroes.”

The Owsley County Public Library also supports a range of programs throughout the summer.

The Young Librarians program allows middle-schoolers and youth to spend all day at the library.

Participants will learn about the Dewey decimal system, cataloging, computer cleanup and the responsibility of maintaining the library’s young adult area.
The program continues until school resumes in August.

“At PRTC we believe reading is essential, and we proudly support the libraries of our communities,” PRTC General Manager Keith Gabbard says. “We hope you and your children take advantage of the summer reading programs.”