“Catch the Reading Bug!” is the theme of the program that will start Thursday, May 22. From 4 to 6 p.m. the library will be showing the film, “Antz.” The movie is free and for the whole family.
With the price of gas sky rocketing and putting a damper on summer vacation plans, many families plan on staying close to home this year. Well, there is no need to just sit at home and watch TV. The Altus Public Library has lots of fun activities planned and they are all free.
“Antz” is just the beginning of a fun packed summer scheduled at the library. Performers have been scheduled for each Thursday afternoon during June and July, with the first program on June 3 at 2 p.m. featuring story teller Dan Gibson of Dallas.
Films for preschoolers will be each Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. beginning June 10. Story time will be Wednesday mornings also at 10:30 a.m. There will be crafts and coloring pages available each week and there will be games with prizes during the summer.
A teen program is scheduled for June 18 with Jiaan Powers, writer and storyteller. Funding for Dan Gibson and Jiaan Powers is provided in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council.
Many of our local sponsors including Sonic, Applebee's, Whataburger, McDonald's have provided food coupons to encourage the kids to continue reading during the summer months. Belles & Beaux has provided prizes for our contests. Other sponsors include First State Bank, Megamerica, NBanC, SBC Consulting, Jackson County Memorial Hospital and Lee Office. United Groceries provided many of the decorations and Altus Printing has provided us with a generous supply of card stock to print our book marks and flyers. The library appreciates their support because without them our summer program would not be as great as it is.
Call the library at 580-477-2890 for more information or stop by the library for a schedule of programs and kids films and to sign up for the reading part of the programs.