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BY CHELSEA BURNETTThe Wilson PostWith the temperatures in the 90s and rising, sometimes it’s best to get out of the heat and into air-conditioning and a good book. Wilson County Public Libraries have an assortment of activities planned, not only for children, but for teens and adults as well this summer.The Lebanon-Wilson County Public Library is offering a children’s program called “Make a Splash, Read!” The target age group for this program is infant-age to 6th grade. The program will host a bevy of events such as book clubs for children of all ages and a visit by the Chattanooga Aquarium on Tuesday, June 22. There will also be an even sponsored by the Kentucky Reptile Zoo on Tuesday, July 6 and a Party Day on Tuesday, July 13 for all of the children who participated in the summer program. The teen program is called “Make Waves at Your Library” and is open for grades 7-12. The program, which will boast an assortment of prizes and contests, is designed to encourage teenagers to read more during the summer break. The Lebanon Library will also be hosting adult-focused events as well, such as Boating Safety Night and Family Game Night. For more information on the upcoming events at the Lebanon Library, call 444-0632 or visit www.LebanonLibrary.net.The Mt. Juliet Library will feature many children-based events this summer as well, such as comedian/magician Anthony Lena on Wednesday, June 23, story time with Ronald McDonald on Tuesday, July 6, and a Water Fun Day on Thursday, July 15 at the Mt. Juliet Community Center. Along with the events, a children’s book club will take place throughout the summer. For more information, call 758-7051 or visit www.MtJulietLibrary.netWatertown’s Library has several summer activities planned as well. On Monday, June 21 the library will be hosting Ms. Ginny’s Water Art, which will allow children to create their own watercolor painting and on Wednesday, June 23 Paradise Productions will be at the library teaching children Hawaiian customs and traditions. On Tuesday, July 20 New Leash on Life will bring shelter dogs to the library to entertain children with tricks and educate them on the importance of taking proper care of pets. For more information and a full list of upcoming events at the Watertown Public Library call 237-9700. Staff Writer Chelsea Burnett may be contacted at chelsea@wilsonpost.com.
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