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Gulf County libraries to host summer reading program for students

The Northwest Regional Library System aspires to help students to prevent the “summer slide” by providing a variety of engaging, educational programs that encourage discovery throughout the summer. 

Many of these programs fit this summer’s theme, All Together Now. Summer reading allows children to maintain their reading skills during the summer break and foster a love of reading when they read for fun.

Library cards are free for all residents of Gulf, Bay and Liberty Counties. Twenty library materials can be checked out at a time. An additional five eBooks and eAudiobooks can be checked out through the Libby app. First download the Libby app to your device, select Panhandle Library Access Network, and then Northwest Regional Library System as your location. All you need is a library card and pin number. 

For more information on upcoming Summer library events and services, visit www.nwrls.com.

Summer library ‘All Together Now’ kickoff events

Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Port St. Joe

Community Helpers Program: The Police (Preschool)

Monday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m. ET

Check out a Police Car and meet a friendly police officer!

Be a Global Citizen! Australia (School Age Students)

Tuesday, June 6 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET

Take a trip around the world without ever leaving home! Get your passport stamped each week as we explore folklore, music, art, language, costume and geography with hands on learning activities and snacks! This first week will be focused on Australia. Join us for a live didgeridoo performance and make your own; paint an aboriginal style artwork, and try a Vegemite sandwich!

Lego Club (School Age)

Thursdays throughout June and July at 1 p.m. ET

Join us for weekly challenges, and plenty of time to free build with our collection of over 10,000 Legos!

Charles Whitehead Public Library in Wewahitchka

Be Kind to Others (Preschool)

Monday, June 5 at 10 a.m. CT

Learn how to be kind through books, games and crafts. Program geared for ages up to 6 years.

Meet Your Community Helpers (School Age Students)

Friday, June 9 at 3 p.m. CT

Meet several local community helpers and experience stories, crafts & activities. Afterwards, tour their vehicles outside. Program geared for ages 6 – 12.

All Together Get Together (Teens)

Thursday, June 15 at 3:30 p.m. CT

Let’s play a game and make new friends! Program geared for ages 11 – 16.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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  1. Could you please e-mail me a current calendar that is going on in Gulf and Franklin counties.

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