The hometown libraries in Pottawatomie County are offering interesting adult programs this summer along with children and teens events. The theme for the adult summer reading program is “Read to be Fit — Fit to be Read.”


The hometown libraries in Pottawatomie County are offering interesting adult programs this summer along with children and teens events. The theme for the adult summer reading program is “Read to be Fit — Fit to be Read.”
Shawnee Public Library, 101 N. Philadelphia, begins summer registration Monday, June 1. Adults have a program they may attend that day at 2 p.m. titled  ‘Get Crafty with Books.” The Friends of the Library will provide supplies for adults to create a book safe to store assets. Registration is required for this program.
At 2 p.m. Monday, June 8, the program will be Ann Champeau presenting “Journaling: A Boost for the Brain.” Champeau offers suggestions for journaling and tips for the times when a blank page seems to shut down writing ideas. Champeau is a member of Norman Galaxy of Writers and Oklahoma Writer’s Federation. She has written three books for the “Writing Your Life Story” workshops she leads.
At 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11, a “Smart Money program, Preparing to Save and Invest,” will be presented by Inger Giuffrida, a financial consultant. The following Monday, June 15, at 7 p.m. “LifeSpirals” will be presented by author Harold Straughn. Straughn’s latest book is titled “Lifespirals: Exploring Your Ascent Through the Seven Transformations That Propel Humanity’s Dreams.”
McLoud Public Library, 133 N. Main, The Ravenous Readers group and anyone else interested in attending will hear Cindy Stevens on “Fit to be Read” 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 16. Stevens will share some of her favorite authors, discuss their styles and some of the books they have written as well as offer read-a-likes. Stevens earned her master of library and information science degree from the University of Oklahoma and has been with the Pioneer Library System for 10 years. She is an avid reader and her work with PLS is to select all adult, nonfiction print and non-print materials for purchase for the system. 
In addition to the Adults Summer Reading Program, PLS hometown libraries are also offering Express Yourself Summer Reading Program for teens and Be Creative at Your Library Summer Reading for children.