By Hartsville Vidette Staff Reporter


This year’s Summer Reading program at our library has been our best yet. If you couldn’t make it, you missed out on magic, movies, mummies and much, much more! 

We hope everyone had as much fun as we did the past couple months, and we could not have been able to provide all our entertainment without the help of our library board and staff, patron donaters, teen volunteers and our wonderful local sponsors this year: Tri-County Electric, Hartsville Foodland, Trousdale Bank and Trust, Hartsville Piggly Wiggly, Citizens Bank Hartsville and McDonald’s of Hartsville. 

A special big thanks to all of our performers: entertainer Scott Tripp, Bob Tarter with NHECM Animals, Channel 4 WSMV Nashville Snowbird, entertainer Rachel Sumner, Runaway Puppet Theater and Mr. Bond: The Science Guy. Also, congratulations to our grand prize winners: Youth – Sidney Gregory; Teen – Shyla Banar; and Adult – Marie Burnley. We hope to see everyone again next summer for lots more fun!

Storytime is starting again for ages 5 and under. Join us at the library on most Tuesdays at 10 a.m. for storytelling, dancing and crafts. Free basic computer classes will be available again in the next few months, and other special events, so be sure to keep an eye on our library calendar for those dates.

We are also planning to begin making off-site access to our library catalog and individual accounts available soon through a link on our county library website. The site will be a valuable patron resource to find library information such as patron checkouts, policies, upcoming events, memorial donations, new items and more.

Parents with small children will be excited to know that we now have an early literacy game computer is our children’s area! The computer was provided to our local library and others for free through AWE and the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Please come by with your child and take a moment to engage them in easy, educational games that will help them build the skills they need to become lifetime learners.