Registration for summer reading program opens May 1

By LEA RIZZO, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 4/19/17

SUMITON — Registration for the Sumiton Public Library’s Summer Reading Program will begin on May 1.

At Tuesday’s city council meeting, the Sumiton City Council approved the budget for this year’s reading program. …

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Registration for summer reading program opens May 1

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SUMITON — Registration for the Sumiton Public Library’s Summer Reading Program will begin on May 1.

At Tuesday’s city council meeting, the Sumiton City Council approved the budget for this year’s reading program. Librarian Lori Jackson had requested that the council consider approving a $2,700 budget.

This summer’s theme is ‘Build a Better World.”

The program for children ages 5 to 12 will begin on Tuesday, June 6, at 10 a.m. and continue for six weeks, ending on July 18. The program for ages 3 and 4 will be held on Thursdays at 10 a.m., beginning and ending the same weeks as the older children’s program.

There are 100 spots open in the 5-12 age group and 20 spots open for those ages 3-4.

In a separate interview on Tuesday morning, Jackson encouraged parents to sign their children up for the program.

“It’s a free way for kids to get out of the house this summer and have fun,” she said.

Also during the meeting, Ellis announced that Assistant Librarian Amanda Lay had left her position at the library for other employment. Applications for the assistant librarian position were accepted until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18.

In other business, council members:

•approved a resolution for the Back to School sales tax holiday. The tax holiday will take place this year on the third weekend in July, from midnight on Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 23.

•heard from Ellis about the city possibly purchasing property on Main Street. The council approved a motion allowing Ellis to pursue this purchase.

•heard from council member Ken Russell that the Alabama State Mine Rescue Competition will be held May 15-18.

•learned the Alabama League of Municipalities Annual Convention will be held May 20-23 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center. The City of Sumiton must designate a voting delegate and first alternate to attend the meeting.