Meridian Star

Local News

May 12, 2013

No excuse for boredom this summer


MERIDIAN — Boys & Girls Club

of East Mississippi

    Daily activities that include academic programs, safety lessons, recreational activities, arts and crafts, sports, community field trips and more are among the offerings for the summer program at the Boys & Girls Club of East Mississippi.

    This year's program is scheduled from May 28-Aug. 2, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. A $200 registration fee per student is required, along with their birth certificate and Social Security number. The fee includes breakfast and lunch. Transportation is not provided.

     Applications are available at the Boys & Girls Club office, which is located at 1717 45th Ave. For more information, call (601) 482-2544. The deadline to register is May 28.

Summer Reading Program

Meridian/Lauderdale County

Public Library


    Readers of all ages will explore their world this summer as Meridian/Lauderdale County Public Library presents "Dig Into Reading," for the summer reading program.

    Geared to ages 4-grade six (fall of this year), the summer reading program is a good way to help children maintain and even improve reading skills they have developed during the school year. Some studies show that children who don’t read during the summer often lose skills by fall. Summer reading can help close the reading gap, and often helps children to exceed their end of school reading levels.

    The program is free and participants who complete the program and return a reading record will receive a certificate.

     In addition to reading books, participants will be treated to two programs, courtesy of Friends of the Library:

    • June 13 – Doris Jones, a regionally known entertainer and storyteller will present a program in the meeting room of the library.

    • June 27 – Nationally renowned Inky the Clown will present a program at the Temple Theater. A ticket is required to attend; tickets will be available upon registration for the reading program.

    Registration begins Monday and will continue through June 1, Monday-Saturday, from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., in the Children's Services Department of the library, which is located at 2517 Seventh St. Registration is on site only.

    For more information, call the Children's Services Department at (601) 693-6771, Ext. 224 or visit the library's website at

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