Henry County Times

In addition to fun, free and educational summer programs, the Henry County Library System is also helping to fuel nutrition this summer with lunch. From Monday, June 3 through Friday, July 26, Henry County Libraries will provide free meals to children ages 18 and younger. This sum- mer, meals will be served Monday through Friday at all five Henry County Library System Branches. Cochran Library (Stockbridge), Fairview Library (Stockbridge) and Locust Grove Library will serve lunch from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Fortson Library (Hampton) and McDonough Library will serve lunch from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. There are no income requirements or registration. Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like the Henry County Library System and The Literacy for Youth Foundation to provide free meals to children for the summer. Any child 18 years and under may come and eat. For more information about national Summer Food Service Program, visit www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program. FREE LUNCH AT THE LIBRARIES! July 16, 2019 marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong famously said, “That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Launch into summer reading at the library as we celebrate space exploration with “A Universe of Stories.” The children, young adult and adult departments of the Henry County Library System have planned free educational and culturally enriching activities for the community. Join us as we encourage all ages to dream big, leap for the stars and create your own story. Children from birth to 5th grade are encouraged to visit the library, register for our summer reading pro- gram, and join in “A Universe of Stories” experience. Upon registering, each participant will receive a reading log for June and July, with the goal being either to com- plete 20 books or to spend a total of 10 hours reading. Upon completion, participants return to the library to receive a certificate and a prize, a book of their choosing they get to keep. Sign up in person or online. Teens and tweens ranging from 6th to 12th grade, follow a different mission for their summer reading pro- gram. As each young adult (teen or tween) checks out items at their local Henry County Library, they will receive one scratch-off ticket. Some of these tickets will be an instant win, entitling the teen to a special prize. Others will not be an instant winner, but all tickets are potential winners because all tickets will be submitted into a drawing to win an iPad (1 per branch) . The more you visit, the more chances to win you have! Each branch will be offering a variety of pro- grams for teens and tweens, so keep an eye on the library website (www.henrylibraries.org ) or Facebook page (@HenryLibrary) for summer programming informa- tion. Adult programs are also happening! Summer Reading isn’t just for kids anymore. Check out the Adult program calendars on our website (www.henry libraries.org ) or events page on Facebook (@Henry Library) for adult craft nights, computer classes, book clubs, trivia nights, Zumba and more. All programs offered by the libraries are free, but seat- ing is limited and some events do require pre-registra- tion. Please feel free to call your library (678-432-5353) to obtain information about special events or for any inquiries about our library programs. Summer 2019 • Published by The Henry County Times • Vol. 18 The Library Times • Bio Bus from Georgia State University • City of Stockbridge • Culver’s • Dairy Queen (Davidson Cir. Stockbridge) • Dairy Queen (Hwy 20) • Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers • Georgia Garrison 501st • Henry County Water Authority • Master Gardeners (UGA Extension Volunteers) • Publix • Skate Zone • SkyZone • Southern Belle Farms • Stockbridge Mainstreet Program • The Great American Cookie Company • Waffle House (Locust Grove) THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR SUMMER READING PROGRAM: A Universe of Stories: 2019 Summer Reading Program DOC ATOMS Children, tweens, and teens visit the Henry County Libraries to check out two hands-on science interactions. OUT OF THE BOX: ONE GIANT LEAP Out of the Box: One Giant Leap is a museum on wheels! Study the amazing science of Space Flight with live video from the International Space Station. Learn about telescopes, how to find constellations, how astronauts eat, sleep and exercise. See a real NASA space suit. Join us at one of the following programs: • McDonough Public Library onWednesday, June 26 at 11:00 a.m. • Fairview Public LibraryWednesday, June 26 at 3:00 p.m. (Sign- up Required) • Fortson Public Library on Friday, July 12 at 11:00 AM • Locust Grove Public Library on Thursday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m. • Cochran Public Library on Thursday, July 18 at 12:30 p.m. OUT OF THE BOX : iROBOT Explore the science of robotics and the future of robotics in our everyday lives. Students will see and move a robotic arm, remote control robots, and learn how robots move using hydraulics and solar power. Join us at one of the following programs: • Cochran Public Library Wednesday, June 26 at 11:00 a.m. (all ages) • McDonough Public Library Wednesday, June 26 at 3:00 p.m. (teens 13+) • Fortson Public Library Friday, July 12 at 2:30 p.m. (teens) • Fairview Public Library Thursday, July 18 at 3:30 p.m. (kids) • Locust Grove Public Library Friday, July 19 at 4:00 p.m. (teens) Out of the Box Science Education presents two programs that are out of this world!!! Want to learn how and why things go BOOM? Doc Atoms is the wacky “Mad Scientist” who loves to make science fun for all ages. Join us at one of the following shows: • Fortson Public Library on Wednesday, June 19 at 11:00 a.m. • Cochran Public Library on Wednesday, June 19 at 4:00 p.m. • Locust Grove Public Library on Friday, June 21 at 11:00 AM p.m. for kids and at 4:00 p.m. for teens. • Fairview Public Library on Friday, July 19 at 2:00 p.m. for all ages.