Library Corner: ‘Beneath the Surface’ teen program kicks off on June 8 with a Zombie Prom at 7 p.m.
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The summer reading program for ages, birth through 12, is set to kick off on June 8 at 2 p.m. This year’s theme is “Dig Into Reading.”

There will be programs each week which will explore a different area pertaining to our theme. The sessions will be educational but fun. There will be stories, games, videos, and other incentives to show children that you can enjoy reading.

Children, ages 6 through 12, can sign up for a group that meets on Mondays at 2 or 4 p.m., Wednesdays at 11 a.m., Thursdays at 7 p.m. or Saturdays at 2 p.m.

In addition, there will be special programs during the summer from the Lost Sea, Chattanooga Zoo, Creative Discovery Museum and a Mid-Summer’s Dig Day.

As always, children, who read 20 books and turn in their reading logs by July 27, will receive a Goody Bag and a Summer Reading Program Certificate that you can show off to your friends, family and your teacher.

“Beneath the Surface” is the teen program which will kick off with a Zombie Prom on June 8 at 7 p.m. This event will be for ages 13 through 17 and will have a live DJ. Teens will be meeting after hours during the summer at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

For more details on the summer reading programs, check out the website or stop by the Children’s Room Desk for complete details.

Sign-up for the Adult Summer Reading Program, “Groundbreaking Reads,” is located at the Non-Fiction Desk on the second floor of the library.

Special Programs for the adults this summer include: “Digging Into Gardening ... How to help your garden survive the summer using native plants,” on May 23; “Archaeology: Reading Dirt in Southeast Tennessee” on June 4; “Antiques ... Digging into your treasures” on July 16; and “Mining … Environmental Issues and Remediation in the Basin Area” on July 22. All programs will be held in the Community Room at 7 p.m.

As part of the library’s celebration of Children’s Book Week (May 12 through 18) the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra String Quintet will perform here on May 14 at 4:30 p.m. All are invited to come to this presentation.

The library will be closed on Mother’s Day May 12, and on May 27 in observation of Memorial Day.

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