Library to hold 2 events to prepare for holiday season

Published 10:02 am Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Lincoln County library will host two events as it prepares for the holiday season.

First, on Friday, Tammy Greer from the Southern Miss Center for American Indian Research and Studies will be at the library to tell stories, help with a craft project and show items from the culture of the historical and contemporary Southeastern Indians. The program will be held at 2 p.m.

“We are very fortunate to have Dr. Greer visiting the library to celebrate American Indian Heritage Month,” Eckman said. “The event will be a wonderful opportunity for both grownups and children to learn new things about the Southeastern Indian culture, especially during the Thanksgiving season.”

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On Dec. 3, Mississippi Public Broadcasting will be stopping by as part of its “Reading on the Road.”

MPB’s program is part of a literacy initiative for children to read as they travel during the fall holiday.

“The holiday season is one filled with lots of travel,” Children’s Librarian Kasie Eckman said. “The ‘Reading on the Road’ series will help parents and children alike learn different ways to incorporate reading into their travel plans so that children don’t lose touch with their literacy skills over the break.”

The program is free and will be held at 10 a.m. During the program, MPB’s early childhood staff will read aloud age-appropriate children’s books as well as engage the entire audience with rhymes and songs. Parents are encouraged to attend and will be provided with reading tips and suggestions on fun ways to pack books and activities along with their child’s favorite toy.

Each story time is about 30 to 45 minutes, and each child will receive a free book or other giveaway item.

“It will hopefully encourage everyone involved to come visit the library to find the perfect holiday reads for the road,” Eckman said.