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Ashley Biles|The Thomaston Times The Summer Reading Program kicked off at the Hightower Memorial Library on Monday, June 1 with Jason Clark, of the Southeastern Reptile Rescue. Clark brought several snakes, an alligator and a tarantula to his show and discussed the different types of snakes, how to identify different snakes, such as a Copperhead, and tell about the Southeaster Reptile Rescue which will not only identify any snake you send them a picture of 24 hours a day, but also rescue them and other reptiles when they find their way into your yard or house. For more information on the Southeastern Reptile Rescue, visit www.SnakesRUs.com In the photo, Clark gets a little help holding a very large snake at last week’s Summer Reading Program at the Hightower Memorial Library. There is still time to sign up to be a part of the Summer Reading Program at the Hightower Memorial Library and the Yatesvillle Public Library and be part of the drawing for weekly prizes.

School is out and summertime is here, but don’t pack away all the books just yet, because it’s time for the Summer Reading Program at the local libraries. The Hightower Memorial Library and the Yatesville Public Library are both hosting the Summer Reading Program, which has a theme this year of “Every Hero has a Story.” There is still time to sign up to participate and experience the fun events lined up for children each week from now through July 7.

The Summer Reading Program is open to children of all ages, but is geared towards those ages from birth through sixth grade. To participate all you need to do is visit one of the two libraries to register and pick up your reading log, then start reading any books you would like. Keep up with the titles of the books you have read on your reading log and bring it to the library each week to be signed off, collect a sticker and receive a ticket for the weekly prize drawing. Then after you have collected four stickers (one each week) on your reading log, you will receive a ticket for the final prize drawing to take place once the 2015 Summer Reading Program has ended. There is still time to sign up to take part in the program, but you must do so quickly as registration ends at the Yatesville Public Library on June 12 and at the Hightower Memorial Library on June 16.

Even if you miss the registration deadline, both libraries still invite you to come and have fun with the weekly entertainers. The Hightower Memorial Library kicked off their program on Monday, June 1 with Jason Clark and the Southeastern Snake Encounter and hosted Queen Glitter on Monday, June 8. The remaining performers at Hightower are as follows: Magician Ken Scott on Monday, June 15; Doodle the Clown on Monday, June 22; Lew-E the Clown on Monday, June 29; and Nature Corners Animal Show on Monday, July 6. All programs begin at 2 p.m.

The Yatesville Public Library kicked off their program last week also with the Southeastern Snake Encounter. The rest of their schedule is as follows: Hear storytelling from Carol Cain on Tuesday, June 9; Queen Glitter on Tuesday, June 16; Fiddlin’ Dan on Tuesday, June 23; Craft Day on Tuesday, June 30; and the Nature’s Corner Animal Show on Tuesday, July 7. All performances begin at 5 p.m.

For more information come to one of the programs or contact the Hightower Memorial Library at 706-647-8649 or the Yatesville Public Library at 706-472-3048.

Ashley Biles can be reached by calling 706-647-5414 or on Twitter @AshleyBiles1

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