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Libraries Launching Summer Activities

Get ready to dive into summer reading! Throughout the months of June and July, the Dr. Mark and Tonya Spivey Public Library in Vidalia and the Nelle Brown Memorial Library in Lyons have a program-packed schedule of events for all ages. This year’s theme is “All Together Now!”

For the first time since the pandemic began, all of the library programs and performances are in person. Due to the Vidalia library undergoing a large renovation, the main summer performances will be at the Southeastern Technical College auditorium.

These events include: Marc Griffiths and his ventriloquist act; September Cardiff weaving her amazing stories using the theme “Oceans of Possibilities;” magician Bill Packard with sleight of hand tricks; Jason Clark with the Reptile Rescue Group highlighting reptiles; and a presentation by the Georgia Southern University’s Raptor Center.

Smaller programs such as “Cookies and Canvas,” “BINGO,” “Movie Days,” “Lego Club” and “STEM” programs will be held at the library in Vidalia or the library in Lyons. Some programs, such as “Cookies and Canvas,” require sign-up beforehand due to limited seats.

Along with all the programs scheduled throughout June and July, the summer will wrap up with a reading party on July 22 with a performance by juggler Ron Anglin.

Sign-up can be done in person at the Nelle Brown 18 22 26 38 41 48 53 57


Memorial Library in Lyons, or through Beanstack online at www.beanstack. com. Those who bring in their reading logs will be eligible to receive weekly prizes based on the number of books read, or hours spent reading. Programs are free and open to the public.

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