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Blast off with Summer Reading 2019
Come explore A Universe of Stories!

Beginning immediately, you can register at Iuka Public Library to be a part of our annual Summer Reading Program and participate in the reading, fun, and prizes throughout the whole month of July.  Our annual Summer Reading program is usually in the month of June but due to unforeseen circumstances we have moved it to July for just this year. The 2019 theme will take us on a ride through the galaxy with A Universe of Stories!

• There are two aspects of the Summer Program:

The first and most important is the reading aspect of the program.  We all want children to retain all their knowledge throughout the summer for when they start back to school in the fall. What better way to stay on top than a fun reading challenge?

Children, teens, and adults can register to read and earn rewards – the MORE you read, the MORE you earn!  We have four different prize tiers this year.  You can earn prizes such as books, t-shirts, and toys.  We have prizes for all ages.  Even adults have prizes available!

When you register at the library, you will pick up a Reading Log form to keep a list of your books and how long you read.  You can begin keeping up with your time starting July 1st.

• The second aspect of the program are the weekly activities:

This year we have our weekly children’s activity on Wednesdays in July:

(Starting July 10th) from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm.  Some activities we have planned include building a moon lander, exploring and creating constellations in our inflatable planetarium, assorted crafts, and Storytime.
We also have a teen activity on Friday, July 19th, at 3:00 pm.  Teens can come learn and make their own Cosmic Bath Bombs.  All supplies will be provided.

We didn’t forget about the adults either!  Saturdays in July (starting July 13th) we will have an adult Sci-Fi Movie Nights at 7:00 pm.  We will be showing sci-fi movies from the 1950s and 1960s that are in the public domain.  Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) and The Phantom Planet (1961) are some of the movies that have been picked out by the movie night host, Jared Frazier.  Jared will share facts, trivia, and pop culture about the films during the nights.

The library welcomes children and adults of all ability levels.  And of course, it’s all free at your public library!


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Iuka Public Library
204 North Main Street
Iuka, MS 38852

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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Phone: 662-423-6300
Fax: 662-423-6300
E-mail: iu@nereg.lib.ms.us
Librarian: Gwen Spain – gwen@nereg.lib.ms.us