Date(s) - Monday, May 24, 2021 - Saturday, October 30, 2021
All Day

Fannie Lou Hamer Library


Story times and programs will highlight the many ways in which even the smallest acts of kindness can reap great rewards. We’ll share stories and events from the past to the present that promote unity. There are several fun challenges designed to exercise the brain and give each participant a chance to win an awesome prize. The challenges will include word search puzzles and games with a variety of themes. These activities are sure ways to keep our minds sharp!

Hosted by Fannie Lou Hamer Library.

Bridge Builders – Imagine. Discover. Connect.

Can you imagine a world where anything is possible? Where you had the ability to transport yourself to any place at any given time. What would you do if every thought you think materialize? Envision having untapped super powers! 

Join the Hamer Library as we explore living in a world of possibilities. 

Discover the many ways possibilities can be obtained through the stories and activities shared in this segment of Better Together – Bridge Builders. Find out what power(s) you may have.



open book with text that reads Wise Words.


“Talking Gets Us There” with Amanda Gorman and PBS Kids



silhouette with word cloud overlay of woman praying


Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho, read by Ming-Na Wen



Scrabble tiles that spell friendship surrounded by pink flowers.


A bunny musician moves to the big city in this animated short by Euni Cho


Chocolate Cake & Ice Cream, an animated story about friendship


The Story of the Two Wolves


Hamer Library’s Did You Know?

June is National Rose Month. Read more here.


Video from Pixabay.


Select an image below to read the meaning behind a rose’s color.

Share a Rose

Red Rose Day

June 12th


The Hamer Library Presents

Virtual Story Time

young Asian girl with flower wreath on her head sitting in front of a tree reading a book. The tree has a small green door. A teddy bear is in front of the door.looking down

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble read by Reid Scott

Listen to the Caldecott Medal-winning picture book Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, written and illustrated by the great William Steig. Actor Reid Scott reads the story as the classic illustrations come alive with simple animations.

On a rainy day, Sylvester finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But when a lion frightens him on his way home, Sylvester makes a wish that brings unexpected results. How Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family and restored to his true self makes a story that is beautifully tender and filled with magic.

This Sylvester and the Magic Pebble read-aloud video was created by Storyline Online, an award-winning children’s literacy program from The SAG-AFTRA Foundation.


A Tale of Two Beasts

  • Written by: Fiona Roberton
  • Illustrated by: Fiona Roberton
  • Published by: Kane Miller Books
  • Read by: Sarah Silverman
  • Suggested grade level: 1st – 3rd
  • Run time: 7 minutes

There are two sides to every story. In Part One, a little girl finds a strange beast in the woods and takes it home as a pet. She feeds it, shows it off to her friends and gives it a hat. But that night it escapes. Then, in Part Two, the beast tells the story of being kidnapped by the girl, who force-fed it squirrel food, scared it with a group of beasts and wrapped it in wool. Can the two beasts resolve their differences? A Tale of Two Beasts is an eye-opening story that makes you look at things from a different perspective.

Visit the Jackson/Hinds Library System and check out this and many other excellent read aloud books featured on Storyline Online.


Juneteenth, the 155th anniversary Google Doodle narrated by LeVar Burton