HCL Presents Summer Reading Program


Adventure Began at Your Library this last Saturday, June 1st, from 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Henry County Library’s Summer Reading Program Kickoff. The event featured the program The Magical Library Adventure by Marty Hahne, “The Reading Magician” (www.martythemagician.com, 417-581-1664), at 10:00 a.m. Following the performance, listeners and readers ages 0 – 17 registered for the summer reading program which runs from June 1st to August 3rd. Each registrant received a book and goody bag. Popcorn and snow cones were served.
In conjunction with this year’s Collaborative Summer Library Program theme, the library will be exploring many countries at Storytime and Adventure Club events throughout the summer. Storytime is held each Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in Clinton and 2:00 p.m. at the Lenora Blackmore Branch in Windsor. A Special Storytime with Barbara Gay will be held on Wednesday, July 17th from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Clinton. Adventure Club for grades 4 – 12 will be held on June 13th and 27th, and July 11th and 25th at 10:00 a.m. in Clinton and 2:00 p.m. in Windsor. A quest to claim the heart gem and free your team from the Egyptian Escape Room will be held from June 12th – June 15th from 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Friends of the Henry County Library Community Room. Pre-registration is required for the escape room at 660-885-2612.
There are even more adventures to explore over the summer! The library will be hosting Jay & Leslie’s Library Escapades (www.leslieandjay.com, 913-660-3162) in Clinton on June 22nd from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. On July 20th from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Jimmy Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife will be presenting their Live Animal Program (www.wondersofwildlife.org, 800-465-4812) in Clinton. Funding for the Wonders of Wildlife program was provided by a Summer Library Program 2024 grant received through the Missouri Secretary of State. “This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State”. The end of summer celebration with Foam My Party (www.foammyparty.com, 913-214-6775) will take place on August 3rd from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Henry County Library parking lot and will include the grand prize giveaways.
The library would like to thank the local and outreach sponsors for their generous donations as well as for the funding provided by the Summer Library Program 2024 grant awarded by the Missouri Secretary of State.