Explore the world under the sea through summer reading program
Explore the world under the sea through the Darlington County Library System’s annual Summer Reading and Learning Program. This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities.” The free two-month series of special programs kicked off May 20 with the opening of “Early Bird” registration for children, teens, and adults to read to earn prizes. Those who register early (through May 30) will be entered into a drawing for a family season pass to the Neptune Island Water Park in Hartsville. Normal registration begins May 31 and continues through July 31. There will be prizes and special programs all summer. The weekly programs at all four locations kick off on June 14-15 with performances by Jef the Mime. “This year’s Summer Reading and Learning Program, “Oceans of Possibilities,” will see a return to all in-person programming at our libraries,” said Director Jimmie Epling. “Helping children, teens, and adults discover something that sparks their interest and imagination through reading, whether it is for pleasure, school, or work, is part of our mission.” Children, teens, and adults can register to join the fun by visiting any location of the library or by visiting www.darlington-lib.org/summer-reading-and-learning-program-2022. When you register online you will find a link to the 2022 Summer Reading and Learning Program’s treasure map, schedule of special events, reading badge prizes, and the prizes to choose from in the grand prize drawing. The library will also have a series of special summer reading programs for the whole family beginning June 14. The programs include very special visits by animals from the Riverbanks Zoo and the South Carolina Aquarium. There will also be magic shows, the Columbia Marionette Theater, a “Beach Boogie Dance Party,” a “Beach Tea Party,” an ocean themed “Mini Canvas Art Show and Competition” for all ages at two of our libraries, and much more. For a full schedule of programs and times for each Library, visit www.darlington-lib.org/summer-reading-and-learning-program-2022/.