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Hattiesburg library invites kids to "Dream Big"

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Schools are getting out but that doesn't mean the learning - or at least the reading - has to stop too. Hattiesburg Public Library's summer programs are now under way - offering prizes for reading, crafts, movies, guest speakers and classes just about every summer day.

"The theme of the summer's reading program is 'Dream Big: Read' and it's all things nocturnal," said Youth Services Librarian Chris Thornhill. "Camping out, space, dreams, animals that move around at night - let your imagination go wild in the evening."

They're inviting kids of all ages to come on in, enjoy some air conditioning, bring friends and engage their imaginations in these balmy summer months. The past couple of years the library's 'Night Sky' - a wall where each young reader gets a star - has had more than 1,000 bright and shining lights on it.

"We also have a category for our teens and one of the big crafts that they are going to do is make dream catchers," said Thornill. "A big craft for the youth coming up is to make sock puppets. We have several movies to show - Alice and Wonderland, Puss N'' Boots, Hugo."

To take part you can register ahead of time or just show up. Residents of all counties are welcome, all programs are free of charge and you don't even have to have a library card.

Click here to check out a schedule of the library's summer programs

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