Laugh­ter and fun at Li­brary

Ron Anglin stops by for Rock­mart story time, more pro­grams to come

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - By Sean Wil­liams [email protected]­

Comic, ed­u­ca­tor, and jug­gler ex­traor­di­naire Ron Anglin helped kids earn points on their sum­mer read­ing pro­gram when he per­formed a va­ri­ety show at Rock­mart’s li­brary.

Known for many tal­ents, par­tic­i­pants that watched Anglin jug­gle, per­form ac­ro­bat­ics, and per­form recita­tions earned 60 min­utes of read­ing time.

Par­tic­i­pants can ex­change their points for prizes and re­wards when Rock­mart’s sum­mer read­ing pro­gram ends on June 19, and there’s still plenty of time and ac­tiv­i­ties to help wrack up read­ing time.

Rock­mart l ocals can at­tend the South­east­ern Rep­tile En­counter Show on June 11, the Rome Li­brary Pup­peteers’ sto­ry­time on June 13, the Chad Crews Magic show ‘ Read­ing Rocks!’ on June 18, the Mo­bile Science Mu­seum will be at the li­brary on June 25, and many more.

Those in­ter­ested can sign up and record progress at http://rock­

Anglin has per­formed over 6,500 shows, and he’s no stranger to the sum­mer read­ing pro­gram.

He pre­vi­ously com­pleted an eight- week t our of li­braries across five states, and he’s been per­form­ing for at­ten­dees for years. Those in­ter­ested in learn­ing more about the per­former can visit quitea­

“The Amer­i­can Li­brary As­so­ci­a­tion lists ben­e­fits to read­ers in the sum­mer read­ing pro­gram,” Rock­mart Li­brary man­ager Sharon Cleve­land said. “Such as en­cour­age­ment that read­ing be­comes a life­long habit, re­luc­tant read­ers can be drawn in by the ac­tiv­i­ties, read­ing over the sum­mer helps chil­dren keep their skills up, the pro­gram can gen­er­ate in­ter­est in the li­brary and books, and it be­ing sum­mer, the pro­gram can just be good fun and pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for fam­ily time.”

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Above: Ron Anglin brought laugh­ter and joy to lo­cal youth at the Rock­mart Li­brary, the first in many shows this sum­mer. Car­son Waller took part in a trick per­formed by Ron Anglin at Rock­mart Li­brary. Left:

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