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Library Board makes changes

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Fulton County Library Board has made changes and scheduled library activities to last throughout the summer months, according to board president Shanna McGuffee.

One of these activities is the summer reading program.

To participate in the program at any of the three Fulton County Library branches, children must register with an adult who has a Fulton County library card, according to Salem Librarian Valeria Bassham.

She said that once a child is registered, she and the adult will help the child to set a goal number of books to read before the end of July.

"When they meet their goal we award them with a certificate," Bassham said.

In addition to the summer reading program, the Salem branch also hosts a children's story hour every Friday at 9:30 a.m. through July 27.

"Any child can come and enjoy the reading. (The supervising adult) does not have to be registered with the library," Bassham said.

Each of the Fulton County Library branches has a new time schedule as well.

Salem is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Mammoth Spring branch is Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Viola is open Monday 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Friday from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

"We're really working to stir up interest and make the library more accessible despite our budget limitations," McGuffee said.

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