This summer Caruthersville Public Library will have a special reading program – “Imagine Your Story”. This will be done in conjunction with the Pemiscot County Humane Society to benefit their group with an initiative called “Read for the Animals”. For every 100 hours of reading logged by the community, Caruthersville Public Library will donate $50.00 to the Humane Society (up to a maximum of $500).
Readers will log hours on our private Facebook group each week and the dollar amount headed to help the animals will be regularly posted and updated.
Each week, Pemiscot County 4-H facilitator, Ms. Mariann Wright, will host the online storytime, accessed only on our private Facebook site for the summer reading program. We will also have “take and make” crafts and activitieseach week after the storytime for family negagement and fun to accompany that week’s stoy(ies) for all kids who sign up to participate in summer reading.
This year, because of safety restrictions put in place because of COVID-19, our summer reading program will take place online for the most part, with sign-ups on our website, Facebook page, and in the library. Every child who participates will get a weekly badge and a “dogtag”-style chain to hold all of the badges that they can pick up each week.
In July, it is hoped that the local MO Conservation agent, Brian Shelton, will bring some interesting animal items to our backyard, so social distancing can still take place.
Our Summer reading program this year will be a bit different, but hopefully still fun in these unusual times. We invite everyone of any age to sign up to “Read for the Animals” and help raise funds to help the Pemiscot County Humane Society.