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Duke Energy Grant Supports Summer Reading Program

The Beaufort, Hyde, Martin Regional Library system, headquartered in Washington, has received a grant from Duke Energy to support its annual Summer Reading Program. Duke Energy Progress District Manager Millie Chalk presented a $3,000 check to Amanda Corbett, Library director, on April 17th.

a universe of stories

These funds will be used to secure the performance of Scooter Hayes at all of the branch locations during the week of July 23-26, 2019. Mr. Scooter is a storyteller, rapper, and children’s librarian from Wilmington, (scooterhates.com); he brings a high-energy interactive and entertaining program for children of all ages. Each Year, BHM plans and implements programming based on the Collaborate Summer Library Program, which is supported and utilized by public libraries across North Carolina.

This year the theme is “Space: A Universe of Stories” and coincides with the 50th anniversary of the APollo space mission. High-quality summer reading programs and events are being planned at each of the eight locations during June, July and August for children, teens and adults. Additionally, materials and resources are being added to support this initiative. This grant will allow BHM to meet the goals and objectives identified within our strategic plan and support the ongoing mission of the library to bujild a community of readsers and promote the joy of reading. It will also help reduce the “summer slide” effect with school children.

Library branches are located in Aurora, Bath, Belhaven, Engelhard, Ocracoke, Robersonville, Williamston, and Washinton. Please visit the BHM Regional website at bhmlib.org or Facebook page at facebook.com/bhmlib to discover what is happening in your community and to learn about the exciting programs and events we have planned for the upcoming summer. BHM will be posting additional program information as it becomes available.