Desoto County News

First Regional Library announces annual summer reading program

The fourteen branches of First Regional Library are finishing the final preparations for their annual Summer Reading Program, and library officials are anticipating a very busy summer.

“Our main goal every summer is to encourage everyone to READ EVERY DAY,” said Lori Barnes, Director of the system that serves DeSoto, Lafayette, Panola, Tate, and Tunica Counties. “That is all anyone, of any age, needs to do to participate this summer– read every day.  Just tell a library staff member you are up to the challenge, and join us for a full slate of programs for all ages.”

The Summer Reading Program runs June 1 – July 31. Events this summer will include live animals, magic shows, arts and crafts, puppet shows, gardening and cooking classes for adults,storytelling, book discussions, music, STEM programming, and more. All programs are free and open to the public, but some sessions may require prior registration. 

For more information about the Summer Reading Program, and to see the calendar of events, visit and follow First Regional Library on Facebook.