Clarendon library to host family friendly summer events

BY SHARRON HALEY
Special to The Sumter Item
Posted 6/15/18

MANNING - Libraries rock!

That's the theme of the summer programs hosted this year at Harvin Clarendon County Library, 215 N. Brooks St.

Readers may join the "Reader's Club," while pre-readers may join the "Early Literacy Club." Teenagers will …

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Clarendon library to host family friendly summer events

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MANNING - Libraries rock!

That's the theme of the summer programs hosted this year at Harvin Clarendon County Library, 215 N. Brooks St.

Readers may join the "Reader's Club," while pre-readers may join the "Early Literacy Club." Teenagers will have their own club, and even the adults are being included.

At 2 p.m. on June 21, Porkchop Productions is back in town for a presentation of "RAPunzel," a fun-filled adaptation of the classic tale.

At 10:30 a.m. on June 28, the library is hosting "Libraries Rock Drum Performance by Jeff Holland." Holland's performance will get the library rocking and grooving. He will also explore the history of the modern drum set. Holland's performance will feature fun for children of all ages.

At 1 p.m., Holland will give another "Libraries Rock Drum Performance." This time, the jam session will feature an interactive rhythm experience and targets children ages 7 and up.

The fun continues into July.

At 10:30 a.m. on July 13, the library will host a Peggy Parish Birthday Party. Presented in partnership with Main Street Manning, the party will include stories by Parish, a craft activity and birthday-themed snacks.

At 10:30 a.m. on July 16, the library will host a visit from Aquarium Rovers. The children will be able to visit with animals and learn about aquatic life from educators from the South Carolina Aquarium.

At 10:30 a.m. on July 23, Rockstar Magicians will visit the library. Chris and Neal, the magicians, will show youngsters how "Libraries Rock" through magic and illusions.

Also, from 10-11 a.m. on July 5, 12, 19 and 26, the National Park System Junior Ranger Program will feature activities on geology and fossils. Students who attend all four sessions will receive a patch from the National Park System. They will also get to meet the Congaree Park ranger at the July 26 program, which is presented by Carrie Sinkler-Parker with the National Council of Negro Women.

Along with the weekly special events during June and July, the library is continuing its "Storytimes for Young Children" at 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday. The stories, songs, finger plays and other activities can be enjoyed by babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 6. Each child must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Also each week during June and July, children can stop by the library and pick up a music-themed craft they can take home and create.

These special programs during June and July are funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Duke Energy Grant Foundation and Georgia-Pacific in Alcolu.

Librarian Charlotte Johnston said that the library can only accommodate 100 children for each of the programs and the craft pick-up activities.