By: Laura Ivie
June 1, 2011
Well, it's begun....summer vacation and you're wondering what to do with the kid's.
The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library will be kicking off their summer reading program on Tuesday, May 31 and this is for all ages. There will be programs for children 10 and under, 11-15 and the adult program will be for those 16 and older. "One World....Many Stories" is the program for those 10 and under and will be a daily program, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Youth Services Department. There will be a different country explored each week, starting June 5 and ending with the week of July 17. "Crave" is the program for those 11-15 and features computer classes every Monday at 11:00 a.m. as well as different activities on Thursday evenings at 5:00 p.m. The adult program, known as "Novel Destinations", offers a prize entry for every 5 books read. For more information on any of these programs, please contact the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library at 256-764-6564
On Wednesday's in June between 11:30 and 1:30 head downtown early, have lunch in Wilson Park and listen to some tunes with the kids during the city's "Music in the Park". The schedule of musicians can be found on the city's website, so be sure to check it out!
And don't overlook your local university! UNA offers various classes to kids throughout the summer, such as "Stones & Bones", where kids will learn about archeology to "Creating with Clay" and "Lego-Vehicle Engineering". The classes are for kids that range in age from 5 to 16. For more information contact the Office of Continuing Studies at 256-765-4862.
Have a great summer!