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The library is challenging everyone in their five county service area to “Read Every Day” this summer. FRL serves DeSoto, Lafayette, Panola, Tate, and Tunica counties. Southaven will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Virtual programs for kids and teens include weekly preschool Storytime, live animals, magicians, science experiments, job search skills, and other fun and educational programs. Of the five, only Olive Branch is open Sunday afternoon, from 2-5 p.m. The rest of the week, Olive Branch will be open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. On Friday, and on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For a total of 58 weekly hours of operation. The First Regional Library system has announced new hours of operations for its libraries, including the five in DeSoto County; Hernando, Olive Branch, Southaven, Horn Lake, and Walls.
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First Regional Library will also be giving away over 15,000 brand new books this summer. Staff recommends contacting your local branch to find out when they will be giving away books this summer. All branches of FRL are open to the public, with no appointments necessary.
New FRL system director Lori Barnes was introduced to the board at its most recent meeting on Monday, Aug. 2. Add a library card to your account to borrow titles, place holds, and add titles to your wish list. The library has programs planned for all ages this summer.
Most programs will be virtual via Zoom, but branches also have plans for activities at the library like scavenger hunts, Take & Make craft kits, and much more. The Hernando library is open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. On Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. You will now receive invitations and notifications from this group when events are added, updated or cancelled. You can stop following at any time by clicking the “Stop Following” button on the group page or in your account settings.
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