The Scottsboro Public Library’s annual summer reading program is in full swing. The calendar is packed full of fun events for all ages. All programs and events at the Scottsboro Public Library are free to the public, and all are encouraged to attend.

The theme for this year’s summer reading program is “A Universe of Stories”, and Library Director Laura Pitts is looking forward to a great summer.

“We’re excited to be able to offer so many programs to the citizens of Scottsboro this summer,” said Pitts. “We hope everyone will stop by and check out all we have to offer. It truly is out of this world.”

Next week is chock-full of hands-on, educational programs. The library will host two educational performers next Monday and Wednesday. On Monday June 17, Barry Mitchell will be performing at the library. On Wednesday, June 19, Lee Andrews will be performing.

These two will be performing magic tricks, comedy, and more. Pitts said Mitchell and Andrews are two of the best educational performers. These two programs will begin at 2 p.m. and end at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, June 18 will bring out the robots, Osmo kits and more as participants will travel into the DEWEY Lab for STEM learning. Pitts asks that children in grades two and up attend this event because some of the technology may be a little too advanced for toddlers. This program is also from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. the Bubble Guppies Pre-K program brings younger children to the library for a morning of dancing, reading and creating. Pitts said this program provides younger children a fun environment to learn with children the same age.

Thursday, June 20 is a craft day. They will explore wire crafting, creating stars, planets and anything the kids can imagine. Wire Art Crafts for kids begins at 2 p.m. and wire art crafts for teens and adults will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Pitts said she was excited about the outer space theme because it is something most people have an interest in.

She said one of the pre-school children knows all there is to know about space and the planets. She said NASA has a number of great online programs for parents and kids to do together, and it all is a great learning opportunity.

Pitts also wanted to express her thanks to the sponsors that made all the events at the library free to the public. She wanted to thank Maples, Larry Ward, Three Arts Club, Scottsboro Women’s League and Scottsboro AAUW Branch for making everything possible. These events give local families something fun to do during the summer, and it is also completely free.

There is also an incentive for kids to read books this summer. Kids can pick a prize, read books to earn tickets, and use those tickets to win prizes.

For more information on everything happening at the Scottsboro Public Library this summer, visit their Facebook page, or call 256.574.4335.

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