Temps, summer reading kick-off attendees near 100

There were about 97 kids and adults on hand to kick off the Texas Summer Reading Club on Friday, June 7. The kids enjoyed games such as a water-balloon toss; an egg race; a balloon popping race; an egg toss; musical chairs; a giant volley ball game; and a parachute game. Ice cream was served for refreshments thanks to a generous donation from Blue Bell. This is going to be a great summer!
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We have a winner in the third annual Cookie Baking Contest. There was only one entry in this year’s cookie baking contest, James Rhone. He was awarded the first-place ribbon and a crock pot cook book. His wonderfully delicious tea cakes were out of this world and, the staff enjoyed them thoroughly. Thank you Mr. Rhone for entering our contest and sharing your wonderful cookies.
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The Hunger Games Party on Tuesday, June 4, was all set up with edible plant-tasting, knot-tying, camouflage-training, district token-making, and a cornucopia game. The refreshments served were sandwiches, chips, cookies and lemonade. Unfortunately, no one showed up so we will try again at a later time.
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Hey kids! Want to get up close and personal with some reptiles? Join us for Snake Encounters with Daryl Sprout at 2 p.m. June 13 at your library. Sprout will be showing 17 different snakes from around the world and teaching how to tell the difference between a non-poisonous and poisonous snake. He has a perfect 18-year safety record, and while a couple of his animals look venomous and a couple more act like dangerous vipers, all are just effective mimics. You get great excitement with zero risk. Come join us for this free children’s event! Don’t forget to bring a friend!
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School is out, money is tight, and you need a free family outing. Make plans to come to “Music in the Park” at 6 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Old Orchard Park in Diboll. Bring a lawn chair and make yourself comfortable while you enjoy the music of these local groups. Concessions will also be available.
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Learn about Geocaching, the new kind of treasure hunting, with Aaron Friar at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at your library. This free event is for ages 10-18 and adults are also welcome. Bring your smart phone and use your GPS to find the treasure hidden at the library. Come join the fun and don’t forget to bring a friend.
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Enjoy comedian/magician Julian Franklin at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20 at your library. This free event is for ages 2-12. Make plans to join in the fun and don’t forget to bring a friend!
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Scrapbookers have been asking for a day to crop at the library! That day has finally arrived. Join us from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 21, for this free crop. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks. Donations to the library for the use of the room are welcome, but not required. Space is limited so call today to reserve a spot at 936-829-5497; ask for Nelda.
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Teens, tweens, and adults — join us for Archaeology with George Avery at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at your library. Avery, lab director of SFA’s Anthropology and Archaeology Laboratory, will talk about archaeology and share some of his finds. This free event is for ages 10-adults. Come hear what you can find “beneath the surface!”
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Give a helping hand while you enjoy fun for the whole family at Movie Day at the Library at 6 p.m. Friday, June 28. Our theme for the summer is hunger, so we are asking you to bring one dessert mix (cookie mix, cake mix, frosting, pudding mix, jello, etc) per family for admission to be donated to Diboll Christian Outreach. Popcorn will be available. We encourage you to bring your own snacks and drinks to add to your fun. You may also bring pillows and blankets and sit on the floor to watch the movie. Come bring the family and join in the fun! Our movie license will not allow us to publicize the movie title so please call us for more information at 936-829-5497. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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Summer library hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.;  and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Have a great week!