Library's Summer Reading outreach registration under way thru May 25

by Staff Report

The Franklin County Public Library is preparing for its annual community Summer Reading program that seeks to promote the pastime among children, teens and adults in conjunction with a life-long love for literature and learning.

The theme for this year’s initiative is “All Together Now,” which focuses on friendship, kindness and unity.

FCPL Librarian Susan Adams said the outreach will feature a wide range of exciting planned events and activities for readers of all ages, including story-time for children, weekly grab-and-go packets and various in-person programs.
“Our Summer Reading program is a fantastic way to keep children and adults engaged in reading and learning throughout the summer months,” Adams noted.

“We’re thrilled to offer a diverse range of events and activities that will appeal to a wide range of interests and reading levels.”

Adams said the line-up of program presenters will include Cynthia Wilkinson of the Mississippi State University Extension Service office, American Legion Post No. 40 Auxiliary, the U.S. Forest Service and Smoky Bear, Lisa Whittington of United Mississippi Bank and the Dixie Daisy Juniorettes.
Participants will be able to track their reading progress and earn prizes as they reach various milestones. Those who complete their reading log will be entered for a special prize.

In-person registration is under way now through Thursday, May 25 at the library at 38 First Street in Meadville.

All planned events and activities will be offered at no cost and will be open to the public.

For more information on the Summer Reading Program and upcoming presentations, visit or stop by the facility.