Regent Reads update

Roger Cheeks shows his captivated audience Jonah inside the whale.
On Tuesday, July 16, the Library will present the third program in our Regent Reads summer literature series for children. The theme of Regent Reads this year is “Heroes from the Bible and Today.” So far, participants have heard beautifully written and illustrated retellings of the stories of Daniel and Jonah as well as tales about a bear modeled after Henry David Thoreau and a resourceful mouse working as dentist to a hungry fox. For more information about the first program, see Brett Wilson’s report for Regent News & Events. Also check out the photos on our Facebook and Flickr pages.

In the next three weeks, we will enjoy the stories of Miriam and Moses, the Good Samaritan, and David and Goliath; plus books read by a real-life missionary, firefighter, and Regent’s Chief of Police, Chris Mitchel. If you have children or grandchildren between the ages of 3 and 9, they will love these programs. (Adults who like children’s literature are always welcome as well.)