Summer Reading Club

Longview Public Library Youth Services Supervisor Jenna Yeakley reads “A Couch for Llama” in July 2018 during the Summer Reading Club story time at the library.

As the Longview Public Library begins its Summer Reading Club program, Harrison County libraries also are starting their programs for children.

The Marshall Public Library has started its virtual summer reading program, following the statewide theme of Tails and Tales. The library began its virtual program Monday with a reading from The Story Lady.

The Marshall program’s calendar also includes other virtual activities, including the LEGO Challenge of the Week, which invites children to create a LEGO project based on each week’s theme that can be found on the library’s website at

Participants are asked to email a picture of their LEGO creation each week to or bring the creation to the library by Friday of each week to have a photo taken that will be posted to the library’s social media. The weekly LEGO entries will be entered into a drawing for a free LEGO kit at the end of the summer.

The Marshall summer program also includes other activities and competitions such as the bookmark contest, where participants are asked to create a bookmark based on the weekly theme. Entries must be sent in by July 9, and winners will have their bookmarks printed for the library’s customers.

For a complete list of the Marshall Public Library’s summer reading program activities and schedule, visit the library’s website.

Meanwhile, the Waskom Public Library’s Summer Reading program is set to begin July 1 and run throughout the month following the same statewide theme of Tails and Tales.

Library Director Terry Slone said Monday that the summer reading program is open to all children and will be held at 2 p.m. on July 1, 8, 15 and 22 at the Waskom Community Center at 465 School Ave. in Waskom.

The library’s first guest will be Harrison County Extension Agent Louraiseal McDonald who will give a presentation on healthy eating habits.

And registration is open for the Longview Public Library’s Summer Reading Club program, which is back this year as a hybrid program with in-person and online activities.

The library is offering in-person and online registration for the club and offers the summer program for children up to age 18 as well as an adult program for those 18 and older.

Registration for the children’s program is available in-person at the Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St., and online via Beanstack at

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