Vicksburg Library’s Summer Reading Packed with Entertainment

By Andrea Smalley, Reference/Teen librarian

The Vicksburg District Library has summer reading programming throughout July that promises to keep children and teens entertained.

The children’s summer reading program, “Fizz, Boom, Read,” is packed with all kinds of entertainment, from crafts to movies to parties. Some of the special presenters include the Vicksburg Middle School Robotics Team, Magician Jeff Wawrzasek, and the Kalamazoo Nature Center.

Crafts and activities include making slime, making rainbows, an invention convention, and creating all-natural art. The fun wraps up with a huge party at the United Methodist Church on Thursday, July 31.

The teen summer reading program, “Spark a Reaction,” is all about exploring and discovering different skills and interests. “Iron Chef Vicksburg” invites teens to show off their culinary skills in a tasty competition, while “CSI Vicksburg” puts forensic science skills to the test as teens solve a murder mystery. Teens can also enjoy a presentation called “High Voltage” put on by the Air Zoo.

Teens will have their own end-of-summer party to celebrate.

All programs require registration, and many are filling up fast. Kids and teens can visit the library website at to find out more about the Summer Reading Program, as well as the times for individual programs.

Parents are invited to bring their children in to register for summer reading, as well as to browse the Vicksburg District Library’s collection of books, movies, and music for their own summer entertainment.

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