Library Hosts Events to Promote Summer Reading

(Jackson, Wyo.) - It’s not too late! You can still join 1,150 valley readers for Summer Reading 2016. The library invites everyone from birth to age 100+ to exercise your mind and keep reading. Sign up for the program online at or stop by the library. In addition to tracking your reading progress and being entered to win great raffle prizes like an iPad mini (for adults) and prizes like a digital camera and LEGO kits (for kids), summer reading offers free events. July’s highlights include: *Monday, July 11, 6 p.m.* An Evening with Jackson Hole Grizzly 399: Tom Mangelsen & Todd Wilkinson Internationally-renowned wildlife photographer Tom Mangelsen and nature writer Todd Wilkinson present "An Evening With Jackson Hole Grizzly 399, the Most Famous Bear Mama in the World: Should Greater Yellowstone Grizzlies Lose Federal Protection?" The duo will show memorable bear imagery and stories about the life and death struggles of famous grizzly 399 and her clan of offspring. Their new book "Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek" will also be featured and available for purchase. Followed by a book signing. Come early, we expect this event to be popular! Leah,, 307-733-2164 x229. *Tuesday, July 12, 2 p.m.* Teton Raptor Center: Meet Live Raptors Grades K to 5. Live raptors just a few feet away is an exciting experience children never forget! Children will meet birds of prey and explore a learning touch table. Presentation will include traits of raptors, local birds of prey, fables and stories and more. Kids under 8 must be with a parent or guardian. Beth,, 307-733-2164 x118. *Friday, July 15. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.* Workshop: Yoga & Writing with Cassandra Lee Grades 6 to 12. Sometimes to unravel the mind, we must first unravel the body. In this workshop, Cassamdra will teach yoga and meditation to calm the mind and uncork creativity! Do a sequence of yoga poses, a guided meditation, then a few writing exercises. Come to one or both workshop dates! Oona,, 307-733-2164 x135. *Friday, July 22, 5-6 p.m.* Stuffed Animal Sleepover Drop Off Grades K to 5. It's a night at the library for your stuffed animals! Children are invited to bring one stuffed animal to the library. The animal will participate in all sorts fun activities while the library is closed. Children or parents can pick up their stuffed animals - complete with sleepover pictures - on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Beth,, 307-733-2164 x118. Summer Reading 2016 is free and open to the community with special support from the Carolyn and Chuck Miller Charitable Fund. Feature Photo: h/t Teton County Library / Pitchengine Communities #buckrail #news