Athens:

We are in June already! As usual, time is flying by. We have checked out over 11,500 resources this year already to members of our community. This includes books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, educational backpacks that include iPads, Wi-Fi hotspots, and museum passes. Collectively, we have saved our patrons over $185,500 and instead given them FREE access to education, entertainment and opportunity.

Our summer reading program is officially open. Simply go to our website, www.spaldinglibrary.org, click on reading programs in the upper right-hand corner and register your child. Log amount of books read for our read-aloud program (ages 0-6 years old) or minutes read for our kids (ages 5-12) and teens program (13-18 years old). Participants can create an avatar, earn badges, free books and unlock games. Attending our FREE summer reading programs all summer long also earns you points!

Here are the programs and announcements we have coming up this week at the Spalding Memorial Library:

• Tuesday, June 11:

From 6:30-8 p.m., the Threads Group will meet to share their hand craft projects. This group is always open to new members of any age who are wishing to share their work or learn a new skill.

• Wednesday, June 12:

From 1-3 p.m.: Kids’ Crafts – Ocean Crafts. Free to all ages, no registration required. We provide all the materials.

From 5-7 p.m., Social Gaming Club will meet to play board/card games and to play on the Alienware gaming computers. If you’re a fan of the game “Ticket to Ride,” we now have it in our game collection. So, bring some friends and enjoy a couple hours of fun.

• Friday, June 14:

At 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. is Petting Zoo Day! FREE and open to all ages!

Did you know we have a newsbank database? That means you have FREE online access to The Daily and Sunday Review online with your Spalding Memorial Library card. To access this service, you visit our website, www.spaldinglibrary.org, click on the online resources tab, then click on The Daily and Sunday Review icon. This will direct you to a screen asking for your library card number. Let us know if you have any questions about this service by calling or stopping in.

Our hours are Monday through Thursday from 12-8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Summer Saturday hours (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) will start the first weekend of July. Like us on Facebook to follow our events, peruse our catalog and use our online databases at www.spaldinglibrary.org and please call us with any questions at (570) 888-7117. We hope to see you soon for your reading, research and entertainment needs.

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