Hattiesburg Burger King opens library lounge

Hattiesburg Burger King opens library lounge
Burger KIng opens Library Lounge. Photo Credit WDAM.

HATTIESBURG, MS - A Pine Belt Burger King unveiled a new way to help children put down the controllers and pick up the books.

A ribbon cutting was held to unveil the Hattiesburg Reads library lounge in the Burger King near the Turtle Creek Mall.

The Library Lounge features free books for children to read.

The Hardy Street Burger King marks the third Hattiesburg location for the program joining the Burger King on Broadway Drive as well as a library in O' Charley's on Hardy Street.

Mayor Johnny DuPree was in attendance and spoke about the importance of the program.

Dupree also read to children after cutting the ribbon.