Summer program winding down at BPL

Published 3:25 am Monday, July 23, 2007

By Staff
Magic, mystery, safety and critters have all been a part of the Summer Reading Program presented by The Brewton Public Library.
Each summer for many years, Becky Blackman, also known as Miss Becky, helps to coordinate events for children at the facility. The variety of topics and activities presented to participants are designed to be of interest to children up to 12 years of age.
The theme for the 2007 Summer Reading Program is &#8220Calling All Sleuths” and was organized to help young readers &#8220get a clue” at the library.
The program kicked off earlier this summer with a presentation by the Brewton Police Department. Officers James Hicks and Feast Broughton spoke with students on how to be safe and the proper use of 911.
Archie Wade and his magic show entertained the children early in the program series. Other topics presented during the program have been hands-on study of native reptiles, electrical safety, reading Olympics and forestry information.
On July 19, the program featured a presentation by the Brewton Fire Department. Firemen Dylan Byrd and Kevin Baggett drove up on fire trucks and gave a demonstration on how to survive a fire. The &#8220stop, drop and roll” procedure was demonstrated as well as how firemen use breathing equipment as they fight a fire.
Rick Rakestraw will provide the final program installment at 1 p.m. on July 26. His demonstration will be centered on a variety of critters.

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