The Charles Whitehead Public Library in Wewahitchka set up a booth at the recent Tupelo Honey Festival to let people know about the youth programs offered by the library this summer. To get children excited about the summer programs, the library set up a bean bag toss and allowed children to pick a duck out of a pond!
The Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading programs will be Tuesdays through July 8 at 3 p.m. CT. The library also offers Wee Read story time for preschoolers Mondays at 10 a.m. CT.
At the festival, award-winning author Rysa Walker had a book signing and raffle, with proceeds supporting the library’s youth programs. Rysa (which is her pen name) grew up on a cattle ranch near Wewa. She is now writing the CHRONOS Files series of young adult books. The library is grateful for the support Rysa has provided to our programs.
At the library booth, there was an article on display about Beverly Mount-Douds and her upcoming book about Wewahitchka. Beverly meets with people in the library on the first and third Mondays of each month from 1-5 p.m. CT to collect information for her new book. If you would like to be interviewed by Beverly, bring your stories and photos of Historic Wewahitchka to the library during those times.
For more information about the library and its programs, please call 639-2419 or visit the website at www.nwrls.com.