A Universe of Stories

summer reading

Please join the Burnsville Public Library as we get ready for some reading fun during our Summer Reading Program “A Universe of Stories”.  As the last day of school is quickly approaching, all area children are invited to attend programs being held each Thursday in June from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The library will be offering a wide variety of activities and giveaways for children from birth to 12 years of age, including crafts, stories and special guests in the hopes of encouraging children to develop a love of reading.

The Burnsville Library plans to have weekly door prize drawings and goody bags for all the children who participate.  As soon as school is out for the summer, children may visit the library between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to pre-register for the program.  All children will sign a contract with the librarian to indicate how many books they plan to read this summer.  Everyone who completes the program by fulfilling their contract will have their name put into a drawing for a grand prize to be awarded during the last program.

Please come out and join in the fun this summer at the Burnsville Public Library.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact Burnsville Librarian, Charlotte Morris at 427-9258, Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 and 4:00.

THURSDAY, JUNE 6 – Mrs. Natasha Brown will refer to literature taken from “A Brief History of the Lunar Roving Vehicle” and show the children an example of a moon rover that she and her family have created.  She will then encourage the children to create their own awesome moon rover by providing them with the materials needed.  If time allows, we may even read a book or two that will further our knowledge of the universe.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13 – Join Tonya McAnally from Families First for Mississippi as she provides a slide show to educate the children about the different types of emergencies and how she and her team can help with each.  As a very special treat, Tonya plans to bring a few Mississippi Emergency Kits for some lucky children to receive as door prizes.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20 – Debra Waz, Conservation Biologist/Outreach Educator with the MS Museum of Natural Science.  Debra calls this program “Out of this World Reptiles” for a very good reason!  She plans to have a variety of reptiles for the children to view, including a terrestrial turtle, several aquatic turtles and a small alligator.  Debra will speak with the children about the various reptiles that live in our area and educate them about what to do when you see these reptiles out in the areas where you live.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27 – Dierdre Berry from Families First for Mississippi as she speaks on aspects of positive youth development.  Dierdre plans to read the Dr. Seuss book Oh the Places You’ll Go and have a hands on activity with the children that goes along with the story.


Burnsville Library
P.O. Box 188, Norman Avenue
Burnsville, MS 38833

Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Phone: 662-427-9258
Fax: 662-427-9258
Librarian: Charlotte Morris –