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Summer reading program kicks off May 31
'Magical educator' tapped for first performance
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Magical Educator Chad Crews will be the first of many performers for this year's summer reading program, sponsored by Bryan County Public Libraries. - photo by Provided

“Build a Better World!” is the theme for this year’s summer reading program sponsored by the Bryan Counties public libraries in Richmond Hill and Pembroke.

The summer reading program takes place all summer long.  Along with incentives to read books during summer vacation from school, children are invited to free performances designed to be fun, educational and thought provoking.

The first of these free performances will be Magical Educator Chad Crews, with his program, “Build a Better World - READ!” at 10:30 a.m. at the Bryan County Elementary School cafeteria on Payne Drive in Pembroke, and at 2 p.m. at the Richmond Hill United Methodist Church on Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill.

Crews’ program contains a combination of magic, storytelling, music, a live animal or two and showcases several books about the different themes in the show. He also encourages everyone in the audience to get a library card and to make use of the many features at their local libraries.

Crews has been performing educational programs for libraries and schools for over a decade. His “Build a Better World - READ!” program will include a live snake as well as routines, magic tricks and stories emphasizing the “Build a Better World” theme.

For more information about Chad Crews, visit his website at

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