Pearl Public Library: Summer fun scheduled in July

Pearl Public Library (PPL) is offering an assortment of engaging in-person summer activities for patrons of all ages.

Beginning on Wednesday, July 14, and continuing every other Wednesday at 10 a.m., the Adult Book Club will meet at PPL to discuss the latest recommended reading.

Also on Wednesdays at 10 a.m., PPL offers Preschool Story Time. Story Time includes a story reading, take-home craft projects, and a “shake your sillies out” session. The themes for July are Animals in the Jungle, Shark Tales, Farm Animals, Frogs, and Zoo Animals. Registration may be made online or by phone.

Monday, July 19, at 5:30 p.m. patrons are invited to practice their dance skills using Wii for Just Dance.

Following on Tuesday, July 20, at 6 p.m. PPL hosts Simply Crafts, where patrons are encouraged to participate in the latest craft project.

Patrons may also continue to log their summer reading progress on until Friday, July 16, with a chance to win a $25 gift card from PPL. Rankin County will also offer five age group prizes, including: Preschool Prize Basket KiDS (K through fourth grade) at $25; Tweens (fifth through eighth grade) at $25; Teens (ninth through twelfth grade) at $25; and Adult at $25.

Tails and Tales continues virtually for the remainder of the summer season. Preschool Story Time videos will post weekly on Mondays at 9 a.m.; Kindergarten through Fourth-Grade Story Time videos will be posted weekly on Tuesdays at 12 p.m.; Tweens and Teen Programs will post on the first Thursday of the month; Adult Programs will post on the first Thursday of the month; and Family Programs will post on Fridays at 9 a.m.

The online offerings will be posted to the CMRLS Facebook page, or group pages, to the CMRLS YouTube channel and the CMRLS website. All events and links may be found at

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