A cool breeze and the shady lawn were perfect for the event. The
kids could not get enough of the fascinating animals. Not only did
they get to touch the animals, but each kid got a cup of feed to
entice the goats and sheep to spend some time with them.
Kevin takes his mobile zoo to about a dozen events a year. He has a
huge assortment of animals, including the ones he brought to the
library. His zoo is licensed by the United States Department of
This summer’s theme for the reading program is “Read for the Win.”
“We are going to set another record for the number of young readers
who have signed up for the summer reading program this year,” said
Youth Services Director Melissa Oxborrow. Over 450 kids have already
signed up with more being added every day.
Each young reader is assigned a personal reading goal for the
summer. Parents are involved in the process, whether the goal is the
number of books read, pages read, or time spent reading. Prizes are
given out at the end of the summer to readers who meet their goal.
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The Thursday morning entertainment for the
summer reading program has become a tradition at the library.
The shows kick off at 10:00 a.m. and feature a variety of very
talented entertainers. There are six programs this year.
“We could not have asked for a better day for our first event of
the summer reading season. The parents and kids are having a
great time,” said library director Richard Sumrall.
For information on the Lincoln Public Library Summer Reading
Program, contact the library’s Youth Services Department. It is
not too late to sign up. Contact Melissa Oxborrow and her staff