Paw Pals @ the Pearl Public Library

Come and enjoy story time with furry friends! Betty Hutchinson will be bringing her two therapy dogs to help out with story time the first Saturday of each month. Our first Paw Pals program will be on Saturday, August 7, at 10:30 am. The program will last approximately 30 minutes. We will read a few selected stories based on a theme, and then the children will have a chance to read to the dogs at the end.

Great New Book to Read!

Saving the Baghdad Zoo: A True Story of Hope and Heroes by Kelly Milner Halls & Major William Sumner
This is an incredible story of hope within tragedy. As a result of the Iraq War in 2003, the Baghdad Zoo was devastated. Animals were missing and many were in need of food and water. U.S. Army Captain William Sumner worked with a team to help these animals and to re-establish the Baghdad Zoo. Now open, the Baghdad Zoo has become an oasis of hope in a city of devastation. These animals have become a symbol of life and survival. This is a great book, and it has such a wonderful message for any reader.

Last Chance for 'The Snakeman' this Summer

If you haven't had a chance to see Terry Vandevender (aka 'The Snakeman') this summer, tomorrow may be your last chance. So join us at Pelahatchie Public Library on Wednesday, July 14, at 10:30 a.m.

Splish, Splash--Is It Over So Fast???

Morton Public Library's summer reading finale includes watermelon and the Morton Fire Department hosing us down. So don't forget to bring a towel and get here early to check out your books before you get wet! Program is at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 16. Check out this photo from our fun game day.

Make A Splash Library Birthday Bash

Join the Pearl Public Library Thursday, July 12, at 6:00 PM for our Make A Splash Library Birthday Bash! We will be celebrating the library's 5th birthday as well as the end of the 2010 Summer Reading Program. We will be announcing the winners of our grand prizes and the winners of our Beneath the Water Art Contest. We will have games for children and the Mississippi Swing Band will be here to entertain everyone! We will also have birthday cake for everyone. As always, we will also be giving away door prizes! Do not miss the party of the summer!

Inky the Clown @ the Pearl Public Library

Inky the Clown will be at the Pearl Public Library Thursday night, July 8, at 6:00. You do not to miss this fabulous event! We will also be giving out door prizes for children and adults!

Fires Safety House & Pluggie visit Florence Library

The Fire Safety House and Pluggie the Fire Hydrant along with Ms Ashley taught the Florence Preschool Summer Readers about fire safety. Pluggie was loads of fun and laughs! The Fire Safety house was terrific and a little tiny bit scary with all that smoke! With good teaching from Ms Ashley we located all the smoke alarms and every one made it out and to the safe meeting spot on time! Thank you Pluggie and Friends!

Summer Reading makes a big SPLAT @ Florence Public Library

Summer worker, Cody, volunteered to get a pie in the face if the children participating in the Florence Summer Reading program read 1000 books. Well, on June 28, he wore that pie proudly since the children had read over 1300 books! Now they are reading in hopes of 'pieing' Ms Tina when they reach 2000 books! Keep reading!