The Washington County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program will run from the beginning of June through July 6.

Tuesday events at the Mendota and Hayters Gap branches will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday programs will be in Damascus and Glade Spring at the same time, and the program will move to the main library in Abingdon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays.

This week, Donna Pruitt, the Balloon Lady, will visit during the program. Professor Whizzpop’s magic show will take place the week of June 17, Darin Handy’s Animals on the week of June 24 and Kids’ Bingo on the week of July 1.

Each Monday, the main library will host Lego Play Day at 11 a.m. and a STEM program at 2:30 p.m., appropriate for second grade and up.

The main library will host a kids’ movie each Wednesday at 2 p.m., and the Glade Spring branch will host Movies in the Square on Fridays at 9 p.m.

All children who want to participate in the program can complete book logs in exchange for prizes and a chance to win a bicycle, with at least one being given out at each branch. Special teen programs will also be held Mondays at 6 p.m. at the main library and Thursdays at 2 p.m. in Glade Spring. For more activity details, visit and check out events coming to each library branch.

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Washington County Public Library System and the Kiwanis Club of Abingdon. All events are free.

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