Big Read project gets grant
The Pioneer Library System has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for the 2015 edition of the Big Read, a community reading project. The library system will conduct its ninth edition of the Big Read in early 2015 with programs and activities centered on the novel “A Wizard of Earthsea” by Ursula K. LeGuin. The $11,200 NEA grant will be combined with state and local contributions to present the program. The book will be the first fantasy genre novel selected for the Big Read. The book was published in 1968 as a young-adult fantasy piece but over the years has become a reading favorite for all ages.
Summer Reading Program kicks off
A kickoff event for the Norman Library’s Summer Reading Program will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the library, 225 N Crawford Ave. The Science Expo Kickoff will feature representatives from Science Museum Oklahoma who will present scientific activities of interest to all ages. This year’s Summer Reading Program is centered on science and has age-approriate themes for children, teens and adults. For more information, call 701-2600 or go to www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org/norman.
Entrepreneur camp planned
Middle school and high school students are invited to participate in the 4-H Entrepreneur Camp, set for June 2-6 and June 9-12 at the Norman Library. The camps will be divided into half-day sessions, beginning at 9 a.m. daily. Camp topics include decision making, elements of entrepreneurship, career opportunities, dressing like a pro, customer service skills and entrepreneurs in the community. Registration is required. To register, call Jessie Furnish at 321-4774.
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