Library opens with reading program

THOMAS — The new facilities at the Snake River School/Community Library opened with its summer reading program this week. The library is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday during the summer.
The summer reading program is at 10 a.m. and 12 noon each Wednesday and Thursday and lasts through June.
Activities are scheduled for younger children, said librarian Sherrilynn Bair. “For kids in junior high and above, there will be video editing next week and photo editing the following two weeks.”
“Signing-up is not necessary,” she said. “Just come.”
The library was expecting 250 summer readers, Bair said. This week, 278 are signed up.
“During the summer, it’s not uncommon to circulate 1,000 books each day,” she said.
The summer reading theme for this year is “One World, Many Stories.”
Readers explored Mexico this week. The line-up for the next three weeks is Africa, China and then, the U.S.A.
The new facilities at the library “have more room for people and learning,” said Bair. “Libraries are no longer book storage places but learning centers.”
The Snake River School/Community Library has a new conference room that can be scheduled, new bathrooms, more storage and a computer laboratory.
Come the fall, what’s new at the library includes Kindles the “Let’s Talk About It” program. “Let’s Talk About It” features adults reading books based on a specific theme.
A person can go to the webpage at to get more information or he/she can check out the library on Facebook.