Summer Reading Program

Exotic animals close out APL’s Summer Reading Program
Participants in Atmore Public Library’s Summer Reading Program were taken on a figurative safari when Rick Rakestraw brought his “Critters From Around the World” exhibit here for the program’s final session Rakestraw, who operates Jungle Adventure Animal Sanctuary in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and his menagerie of exotic animals sparked a wide range of emotions among the more than 200 children and adults who attended the June 30 exhibition. The crowd roared…
Nothing up his sleeve
I was standing right there, watching every move. There really was nothing up his sleeve. I turned to Library Director Hope Lassiter several times and asked, “How did he do that?” She didn’t know either. Magician Gary Ledbetter brought his show to the Atmore Public Library summer reading program Friday, June 16. Working alone and with volunteers from the audience, Gary performed a number of tricks that baffled all of…