Summer reading program comes to a close at all four library branches

All four branches of the Granville County Library System will be preparing to wrap up their summer programs with a full calendar of events during the first week of August. A variety of presentations and interactive activities for all ages are scheduled in Oxford, Creedmoor, Berea and Stovall.


On Aug. 7, the South Branch Library Book Club will be discussing “Plum Wine” at the South Branch Library in Creedmoor. Written by Angelea Davis-Gardner, the book tells the story of a young American teaching at a Toyko Univeristy and the aftermath of World War II. The discussion will be held at 6 p.m.


At the Richard H. Thornton Library, Game Nights are held every Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m., featuring “Dungeons and Dragons, with Family Game Night – centered around board games – scheduled for Aug. 8 at 6 p.m.


Those interested in crafts and “DIY” projects (ages 12 and up) can participate in “Crafternoon,” learning to make their own scented teacup candles. During the first week of August, this workshop will be held on Aug. at 2 p.m. at the Thornton Library, Registration is recommended.  


Need help with computers or smart phones? “Drop In Tech Help” is held each Friday at the Thornton Library (10 a.m.) No appointment is necessary for these helpful informational sessions.


Children will enjoy Story Time at all four library branches. With a theme of “Camping Adventures” during the first week of the month, Story Times are scheduled for Mondays at 10:30 a.m. (Stovall); Tuesdays at 10:30 (South Branch) and 1 p.m. (Berea); and Wednesdays at 10:30 (Thornton branch).  


STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) workshops continue at the Thornton Library each Thursday at 4 p.m. for students in kindergarten through 5th grade. “Teen Time” is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Thornton Library, followed by a meeting of the Teen Club at 4 p.m. on the same date and location.


To wrap up 2019’s Summer Reading program – “A Universe of Stories” – a grand finale will be held at Lake Rogers on Aug. 10. From noon until 3 p.m., participants can enjoy a hot dog cookout, fun and games to celebrate the end of a successful summer. Lake Rogers is located on NC-56 in Creedmoor. Mark your calendars now for this free, family-friendly event.


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