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Summer Reading Program

July wraps up our Summer Reading Program. Readers can begin turning in logs on July 9 and the last day is July 21. On July 26 at 3pm it's a Library Fun Day, we will have bouncers, games and hand out certificates those who participated in the Summer Reading Program.

Meridian Reads

 The FOG MACHINE by Susan Follett
In the epicenter of the Civil Rights Movement, a 12-year-old white Catholic girl, a young black Baptist woman who flees to Chicago, and a Jewish Freedom Summer volunteer from New York each question what freedom means and the price they’ll pay to have it.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Half a century later, a 16-year-old black girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend by police searches for her voice amid racism, police brutality, discrimination, and prejudice.

Available at:
Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library
Order 0nline: Barnes & Noble and Amazon

Stories from Civil Rights History, Then and Now
Experience an afternoon of reflection and fellowship
Saturday, June 23, 1:00-4:00
First Union Missionary Baptist Church 610 38th Avenue
Co-hosts: Meridian natives Susan Follett and Eric Porter
Free and open to the public

Sponsored by:  

* Panel discussion: Sadie Clark Martin, one of the Meridian 5; Eric Porter, son of Rev. R.S. Porter; Weston Lindemann, Councilman; Susan Follett, moderator

  • Freedom songs: performed by local musicians
  • Interpretive dance: Unity Dancers
  • Slide show: photos courtesy 1964 Meridian Freedom School Principal Mark Levy
  • Community dialogue with light refreshments