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Don't Miss that Summer Reading Program Kick-Off June 16 at the Clayton Library


Music is the name of the game for 2018! Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library will be holding music-themed events for our adults, teens, and children this summer!

Join us for the Clayton Library Summer Reading Program Kickoff on Saturday, June 16 from Noon-2 p.m. Enjoy music-themed snacks, activities, and great tunes as you and your family register for the program at the library! Check out the offerings for ALL ages below!  

Summer Reading Kickoff

Saturday, June 16, Noon-2 p.m. Kick off the 2018 Summer Reading Season! Join us for a fun afternoon where you can:

  • Sign up for the Summer Reading Program
  • Enjoy snacks and music-themed food
  • Listen to the musical stylings of bands from Hamptown Music Institute

Children's Special Events:

Teen Special Events:

  • Thursday, June 14, 4:30 p.m. Teen Game Night
  • Thursday, June 21, 4:30 p.m. Teen Book Club
  • Thursday, June 28, 4:30 p.m. Throwback Thursday: 80s and 90s Decades Party
  • Thursday, July 12, 4:30 p.m. Teen Game Night
  • Thursday, July 19, 4:30 p.m. Teen Book Club
  • Thursday, July 26, 4:30 p.m. Throwback Thursday: 60s and 70s Decades Party
  • Tuesday, July 31, Time TBD: Glow Yoga presents Harry Potter Yoga

Adult Special Events:

  • Wednesday, June 27, 5:45 p.m. Glow Yoga presents '80s Music Buti Yoga
  • Friday, July 13, 10:00 a.m. Music Bingo
  • Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m. Allison Hingley of Atlantic Music Therapy, LLC, will share the methodology behind music therapy and will lead the group in several music therapy exercises.
  • Wednesday, July 25, 5:30 p.m. Paint to the Music with Mardia. We provide the canvases, paint, and music; you provide the creativity!

End Summer Reading with POP(sicles)!

Saturday, July 28, 1-2 p.m. End the Summer Reading Program with a POP! Join us for grand prizes

  • Enjoy POPsicles!
  • Final winners of adult and children's reading contests will be announced.
  • Winner of Teen grand prize drawing announced.

Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library participates in the Collaborative Summer Library Programs, a statewide coordinated program that began in the summer of 1980. It encourages all ages to continue to improve their reading skills during the months when school is not in session. With guidance and assistance from this state program, our library hosts elaborate programs for families, kids, teens and adults!


  • To encourage and motivate children and families to read for pleasure
  • To help school age children maintain their reading skills while on school holiday
  • To introduce children and their families to the resources of their public library
  • To attract new customers to their library
  • To establish the library as a vital part of community life
  • To promote community involvement in the mission of the library
  • To create positive publicity for the library
  • To establish a partnership with the school community
  • To increase circulation of library material

If you're 13-18 years old, we’d love for you to volunteer for our Summer Reading Program where you might read to pre-school and elementary school children, help with special guests and assist with preparing and making fun crafts with the kids. Lots of fun!  Click here to find the library volunteer application form!

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