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State legislator to appear at library Summer Reading kickoff event

Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Jim Tracy

Bernadette Roche

Library Director


Did you ever want to meet your state legislator? Here’s your chance! State Sen. Jim Tracy will make an appearance at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library annual Summer Reading Program Kickoff on Saturday, June 3.

The kickoff begins at 10 a.m. Sen. Tracy will appear at 11 a.m. and speak briefly to attendees and encourage our youth to continue reading during their summer break to maintain vital reading skills.

Officials of the City of Fayetteville and Lincoln County have been invited to attend the Library Summer Reading Kick-Off on June 3. All residents of Fayetteville and Lincoln County are invited to attend the Kick-Off on June 3, which will include many fun, educational, and informational activities including a bouncy house, face painting, a teen costume contest, sidewalk art, music, snacks, and much more!

The Summer Reading theme is “Build a Better World”. During the kickoff event on June 3, the library will be hosting several agencies and organizations who help build a better world every day in the local and regional areas. The library will also be hosting Haven of Hope, Lincoln County Health Department, FastPace Urgent Care, Recycling Center, and several other agencies at the Summer Reading Kick-Off. Haven of Hope is an agency which helps victims of domestic violence and stalking.

Lincoln County Health Department Health Educator will be attending the SRP Kick-Off, as well as FastPace Urgent Care, an urgent care medical facility in Fayetteville. “Stitches”, the FastPace mascot dog, will also be attending the Kick-Off. These agencies will have information about their services to the community available for attendees.

All SRP Kick-Off and Summer Reading Program activities are free of charge and open to the public. In case of rain, Kick-Off activities will be moved inside the library.

The Kick-Off event on June 3 will precede a four-week Summer Reading Program at the library from June 5-30. The Summer Reading Program will include a new theme each week, including ‘Transportation and Construction” (Week One: June 5-9), ‘Going Green’ (Week Two: June 12-16), ‘Build an Imagination’ (Week 3: June 19-23), and ‘Design’ (Week 4, June 26-30).

Summer Reading activities will include fun and educational activities for children, teens, and adults, such as building a parachute, a fun “Parachute Drop”, and a book talk about hot air balloons for children and teens during Week One. The schedule of events is posted on the library website at flclibrary.com.

For more information, visit Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library at 306 Elk Avenue, call 931-433-3286, or visit the library’s web site at http://www.flclibrary.com/ or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/flclibrary/. Library hours are 9-6 on Monday and Wednesday, 9-8 on Tuesday and Thursday, 9-5 on Friday, and 9-4 on Saturday.