In just four weeks, 4470 children and teens have signed up to participate and 377 programs have been held. 15,936 participants have come to Summer Reading events throughout Huntsville and Madison County.
The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is hosting the “Superhero Sendoff” to celebrate the close of the Summer Reading program at Lowe Mill on Saturday, July 18th from noon-4pm. Come dressed as your favorite hero and enjoy food from the Hot Box Food Truck and Brain Freeze, music from WZYP, crafts, games and much more! A Grand prize will be a Superhero camping gear set, complete with a Garden Family Campout gift certificate from the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. Wow! Parties will be present with real superheroes, so bring your cameras, too! This event is sponsored by Rocket City Mom & open to kids & families all over Madison County.
Oscar Mason Library
Can’t make the Superhero Sendoff? The Oscar Mason Library is holding its annual “Oscar Mason Idol” on July 17th from 1-3pm; if anyone would like to audition for the Idol, they can simply contact Shaquila at 256-535-2249.
Madison Public Library is hosting crowd favorite Animal Tales on July 24th at 3:30 pm. The show, “Animal Avengers” will feature live, exotic wildlife from all over the world that possess very unique abilities. Enhanced adaptations for sight, sound, touch, strength and movement allow these animals to overcome impossible barriers. The audience will be asked to interact with the animals through “hands-on” volunteering, question & answer and crowd participation activities. All are guaranteed an up-close and personal experience. Call Maggie or Leanna at 256-461-0046 for more information.
The Summer Reading Program is the biggest program at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. In just four weeks, 4470 children and teens have signed up to participate and 377 programs have been held. 15,936 participants have come to Summer Reading events throughout Huntsville and Madison County.
The summer isn’t over yet, and we know our Super Readers are going to break reading records and beat the Summer Slide! To celebrate such amazing feats of reading, the Superhero sendoff is our way of saying “Great Job!” It’s free and open to all families. Stop by Lowe Mill and meet your Super Librarians, and enjoy an afternoon being awesome!
Superhero Sendoff Details
Date & Time: Saturday, July 18th from noon-4pm
Location: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment (map)
Mandy Pinyan is a passionate book love from an early age, where being busted for bringing Stephen King to school (a book, not the guy) led to much reading by flashlight. She turned out okay. She is the Youth Services Coordinator and Manager of Outreach Services at the Huntsville Madison County Public Library Extension and Outreach Department, where she can be seen driving a Rainbow Van or a Bookmobile in between gigs. Mom to a precocious elementary student, Adelyn and wife to a ruggedly handsome outdoorsman with an obsession with planting bamboo, Mandy finds enjoyment in painting, gardening and geeking out over various pop culture. A small menagerie pf pets- dachshunds Matt Damon and Angel, kitty BB and Boston-Chihuahua-chupacabra mix Bailey just make the chaos complete.