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Library offers a summer of fun

Photo by Vicki Harris

Photo by Vicki Harris

ALBANY -- The Dougherty County Public Library's are partnering with the Albany Area Arts Council, Albany Museum of Art, Thronateeska Heritage Museum and Wetherbee Planetarium, Chehaw and Flint Riverquarium for a fun filled summer.

Some of the special events such as "Wherever You Go, There's a Story," this event brings magic, puppets, fun and storytelling together to help children to want to read. Also "One World & Magical Stories!" highlights the importance of reading with a mix of magical comedy, music, storytelling and lots of audience participation. And finally a event that will take place at each branch will be "Tale Tails," with Chehaw Wild Animal Park this event will feature stories on animals and give the audience a chance to meet an animal or two from the book.

All programs are free and open to the public. Children from preschool age to young adult are encouraged to attend. Groups need to call 24 hours in advance for reservations.

Contact, Central Library children's room (229) 420-3208.

Also to keep up with your 2011 summer reading programs a packet is available at any of the branch libraries or log onto the Dougherty County Library at www.docolib.org.

CENTRAL

300 Pine Ave.

Cora Hawkins, Musical Pup-pets

June 6, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Chehaw Wild Animal Park, Tale Tails

June 16, 10:30 a.m.

Rihan Alam, Digeridoo Down Under

June 29, 6:30 p.m.

Chetter Galloway, Feel the Rhythm & Live the Story

July 14, 10:30 a.m.

NORTHWEST

2215 Dawson Rd.

Albany Fire Department Demonstration

June 9, 10: 30 a.m.

Ken Panse, Reptile Wranglers

Animal presentation

June 28, 3 p.m.

Chehaw Wild Animal Park, Tale Tails

July 12, 10:30 a.m.

SOUTHSIDE

2114 Habersham Dr.

Susan Sparrow, Storyteller

June 13, 10:30 a.m.

Chehaw Wild Animal Park, Tale Tails

June 30, 10:30 a.m.

TALLULAH MASSEY

2004 Stratford Dr.

Chehaw Wild Animal Park, Tale Tails

June 10, 10:30 a.m.

Riverquarium

Animal presentation

July 13, 10:30 a.m.

WESTTOWN

2124 Waddell Ave.

Chehaw Wild Animal Park, Tale Tails

June 22, 10:30 a.m.

THRONATEESKA HERITAGE MUSEUM & WETHERBEE PLANETARIUM

100 W. Roosevelt Ave.

Tommy Johns, Wherever You Go There's a Story

June 7, 10:30 a.m., limit 125 guests

ALBANY MUSEUM OF ART

311 Meadowlark Dr.

Scott Douglas, musician

June 15, 10:30 a.m., limit 125 guests

ALBANY AREA ARTS COUNCIL

215 N. Jackson St.

Ken Scott, One World and Magical Stories

June 21, 10:30 a.m., limit 125 guests