Nichelle Faughn, Director at the George Coon Public Library, was in studio Wednesday morning to talk to WPKY about several things upcoming at the library.

Nichelle first reminded listeners that registration is still open for Children’s, Teen, and Adult Summer Reading Programs. Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs begin Friday, June 1st, while the Children’s Summer Reading Program begins Thursday, June 7th. This year, due to increased registration, there will be two sessions on Thursdays for the Children’s Summer Reading Program. All those who’s mother’s last name begins with an A-J will meet at 10AM while all those who’s mother’s last name begins with a K-Z will meet at 2PM. Nichelle also mentioned that each meeting will have special guests attend and throughout June those guests include Barry Mitchell, a puppeteer and magician, Touch a Truck events with Hometown Heroes including the police, fire fighters, and more, Rachel Childress, and the Wulff Brothers Band. If you would like to register your child, please call the library at 270-365-2884.

Nichelle also said that there will be a Teen Summer Reading Program kick off party on Friday, June 1st, from 4 to 6PM. The Teen Summer Reading Program is open for students in 6th through 12th grades, including incoming 6th graders, and will include fun activities, reading challenges, and prizes. Students will earn chances to win prizes not only by completing reading challenges but also by attending programs including the Paint/Art Night on Monday, June 11th from 4 to 6PM, the Teen Amazing Race on Friday, June 29th, and the Teen Movie Night on Friday, June 22nd. Teens do not have to be part of the Summer Reading Program to attend these events, but can not be entered to win prizes unless they are participating in the program. You can call the library at 270-365-2884 for more information about each of these events or to register for the Teen Summer Reading Program.

Nichelle then told listeners a bit more about the Adult Summer Reading Program, stating that those who register will receive a packet of worksheets and activities to complete during the program; and, while there are suggested books to read they are not required and participants may read the books they choose. Each completed worksheet or activity will be an entry to win prizes at the end of the summer. Entries can also be earned by attending several events over the summer including the next Chautauqua Speaker performance with Jean Ritchie, the “Mother of Folk Music,” on Tuesday, June 19th at 6PM and Trivia Night on Thursday, June 28th at 6PM. Just like with the teen events, adults do not have to be a part of the Summer Reading Program to attend but only those who are can earn entries to win prizes. For more information about these events you can call the library at 270-365-2884.

Nichelle then told listeners about several other upcoming events in the month of June at the library including the Scholastic Book Fair next week, June 4th through 8th. The book fair will be during regular business hours, 9AM to 5PM Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 9AM to 7PM on Tuesday and Thursday. There will also be two Rock Painting Parties on Tuesday, June 5th with the first from 4 to 5PM and the second from 5 to 6PM; please call the library to reserve your spot. There will also be a Craft Night on the second Thursday of the month, which will be June 14th, at 6PM. Cost is $5 to cover all expenses and you must call the library at 270-365-2884 to register.

Nichelle then stated that the library is still accepting donations for the Imagination Library as there are now around 100 children currently signed up with hopes that more will register in the future. Nichelle then took a moment to clear up a bit of confusion, children are eligible to receive a free book every month until the month of their fifth birthday. For more information about the Imagination Library or to sign up your child, please call the library at 270-365-2884.

You can catch the full interview with Nichelle Faughn below.