Goodnight Memorial kicks off summer reading program

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Employees from Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo kicked off the Goodnight Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program Thursday, June 6 by showing families small animals from their zoo. The library will have programs like this every Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m.

The kick off for the Goodnight Memorial Library Summer Reading Program was Thursday, June 6 at the library's location on Brown Road where 80 people have signed up to participate so far.

"The kick off went really well," said Audrey Phillips, director of the Goodnight Memorial Library. "We had 109 people attend the kick off, give or take a couple people."

Phillips said the theme this year is "Universal Stories" that is centered on space.

"It is important because it encourages kids to read through the summer and it gives them fun events and places for families to go to and it is all free," Phillips said.

They have programs all summer long including Movie Monday's at 1 p.m., story time on Wednesday's at 10 a.m. and their programs on Thursday at 2 p.m. Phillips said popcorn and juice boxes will be available during the movie and Thursday they draw for free t-shirts.

Phillips said they are adding a new program on Tuesdays, Lunchtime Librarians, a pop-up library experience on the Courthouse Lawn every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

"It's kind of a new experience, a good way to get back down town and be seen some since we have been gone for so long from the down town area," Phillips said. "We are hoping everybody jumps in on that and uses that."

The program on Tuesdays will be quick craft projects people will be able to do on their lunch break and still be able to eat lunch.

"Just something fun I think we are making lotion one of the days we are going it," Phillips said.

The Summer Reading Program is open to infants through adults. Phillips said new parents can read to their babies and participate in the program that way.

There are categories for youth, teen and adults and grand prizes to match those categories. Everyone participating in the program will receive a prize bag at the end of the six weeks and their name will go into the drawing for the grand prize, Phillips said.

The Summer Reading Program goes from June 6 through July 18. For a full list of programs throughout the months of June and July visit the Goodnight Memorial Library, 121 Brown Road.

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