ASHEBORO – “Stand Tall” and celebrate the hero in us all with Steve Somers, a.k.a The Amazing Teacher, as the Randolph County Public Library summer reading initiative, “Every Hero Has a Story,” rolls into July.
Somers, a veteran educator and children’s entertainer, will visit all seven libraries to teach young readers good character traits and engage them in the excitement and joy of reading with amazing tricks, puppets, audience participation and humor.
He will appear at the libraries as follows:
- Archdale: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 15 (at the Archdale Parks & Rec. Gym);
- Asheboro: 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 15
- Franklinville: 2 p.m. Thursday, July 23;
- Liberty: 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 14;
- Ramseur: 10 a.m. Thursday, July 23 (at the Ramseur Municipal Building);
- Randleman: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 16
- Seagrove: 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14.
Teens and ‘tweens can look forward to the 7th Annual Lego Mania competition on Friday, July 31 among the events at the Asheboro library, and join in weekly Hands-on Science activities at Randleman.
Adults (and all Andy Griffith Show fans) will want to hear “How Andy Met Opie’s Mom” with Mayberry expert Dr. Gary Freeze at the Randleman library, and join in other weekly events there as well.
Full schedules and details are available at your local library and at www.randolphlibrary.org/summer.
The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by Friends of the Randolph County Public Library with support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. It’s part of a national effort to keep children reading during the break from school; research shows that kids who read during the summer do better in school the next year.