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Registration now open for library's summer reading programs


Summer library programs in Williamson County are off to a good start – some with larger-than-expected enrollment.

Registration began at in mid-May and remains open.

This year’s theme is science, “Fizz, Boom, Read,” but each library adds different events, contests and more to customize its program.

The first children’s event at the main branch of Williamson County Public Library in Franklin featured animal appetites with Bob Tarter of the National History Education Company. More than 500 people attended.

“We’ve been very busy, but that’s good,” said Megan Sheridan, a children’s librarian at the main branch.

The Brentwood Public Library is also expecting a crowd with 350 children signing up in the first five days of registration. The deadline for registration is July 3.

Last year, the library had more than 1,000 readers and is well on its way to surpassing that number this summer, according to Lea Ann Tidwell, program assistant.

Williamson County libraries in Nolensville, Fairview, Leiper’s Fork, College Grove and Bethesda also have summer programs.

Nolensville will have a Christmas in July week where kids can make ornaments, hear stories and meet WSMV’s Snowbird when he comes for a visit.

All libraries also offer summer programs for teens and adults.

Williamson County Public Library summer reading events in Franklin:

  • June 5 – Master Magician Terry Hedges, 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • June 19 – Super Science with Mr. Rich, 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • June 26 – Creative Art Day for ages 3-12, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (come any time between these hours)
  • July 3 – Family movie matinee, 2:30 p.m.
  • July 10 – Ventriloquist Ken Karter, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.
  • Activity logs for the program must be picked up at the library.

Click the links below for more information:

Brentwood Public Library

Williamson County Public Library (all branches)

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