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All hometown libraries will be closed
Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25
in honor of Memorial Day.

Rolling Thunder Book Bus visit and more

two boys on the Thunder Book BusIt’s time for a heroic summer of reading at the Newcastle Public Library, as the annual Summer Reading Program is getting ready to get off to a “super” start.

This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story,” and local readers can begin finding those stories at the library’s 2015 Summer Reading Kickoff, set for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 29, at the library.

The day features a visit from the Oklahoma City Rolling Thunder Book Bus, and the first 75 children to arrive will get a chance to board the bus to see the special surprises inside.

The morning also features games, crafts, activities, free hot dogs courtesy of the Friends of the Newcastle Library, superhero photo opportunities and a chance to sign up for the Summer Reading Program in person or online.

The slate of special programming for the summer runs throughout June and July, with activities set for children, teens or adults, as well as some family-friendly programs for all ages.

Share a story with a therapy dog!

The Newcastle Public Library’s therapy dog program gives multiple opportunities during May for young readers to make a new friend and practice reading skills.

The dogs' goal is to be good listeners while young readers are able to read them stories in a non-threatening, non-judgmental environment. Time slots for children age 4 to 13 to read to a dog can be reserved at the library or by calling 387-5076.

Dates and times the dogs are available in May: