“Build a Better World” (Summer Reading Program 2017) and FREE Solar Eclipse Glasses

FREE Solar Eclipse Glasses


Prescott/Nevada County spectators watch the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE having a TOTALLY awesome time! L -R Meredith D, Donna G, and Terri V

Build a Better World during the 2017 Summer Reading Program

build better

The end of the school year is quickly approaching. Like many parents, the Prescott/Nevada County Library is busy planning ahead with activities to keep the young people in the community occupied and entertained. The program’s theme will be Build a Better World, with an emphasis on how participants can improve themselves, their community, and the world. Our programs are free and open to the public to encourage reading for fun and educate in fun and innovative ways. This includes infants all the way through teens to participate in a variety of activities – from cultural and educational opportunities through music, movies, animal programs, foods, crafts, special guest entertainers and much more.

Registration begins May 16th, and continues through the duration of the program. The program will officially kick off at 10:00 a. m. June 7th with a special performance by Zinse Agginie/Hope, AR school and the Prescott High School Band. Activities are scheduled from June 7th through July 12th.

Light reading over the summer is an easy and fun way for the kids to keep their brains active to prevent a decline in reading achievement scores from the spring to the fall.

Those interested in signing up can do so by visiting the library front desk during business hours. The library is located at 121 W. Main St. and open Tuesday through Friday 9:30 a. m. to 5:30 p. m. For more information about the summer reading program visit www.nevadacountylibrary.wordpress.com or contact the library at 870-887-5846.

The programs will last approximately 60 – 90 minutes.

Zinse Agginie Drum Ballet- June 7

Zinse Agginie teaches African drumming at schools across Arkansas – Like building blocks…younger kids learn sequencing, order, and math; for older kids, it goes a lot toward character building. The ballet is a step by step approach to something that finally culminates in the performance pieces and uses hands for storytelling.

Thank you for a very positive experience by teaching rhythm and body movements to build kids confidence.


NHECM – June 15

Shawna Adams with the NHECM: Natural History Educational Co. of the MidSouth presented Community Under the Canopy Wildlife Program on June 15th bringing all sorts of neat rainforest animals for the kids and adults alike to see. In the photos, she is teaching us about Larry the Iguana. She also brought Rainbow the Parrot, Callie the White Nosed Coatimundi, a Fruit Bat, and Scarlett the Red Tail Boa!

Thank you Shawna for teaching us about the different animals and having respect for them and the natural WORLD.


MOVIE DAY – June 21

The library showed various movies – The LEGO Batman Movie, BOSS BABY, and TROLLS. Kids/Adults were asked to bring camp chairs and pillows. Popcorn and cold water was served. Books related to the movies were available for check-out afterwards



Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, LEGO/Duplo Building Blocks, Puppet Show, and Storytelling






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