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Tupper brings magic to summer reading

The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge hosted a magic show for the participants in its Summer Reading Program Thursday afternoon at Brundidge Station.

Garneshia Lampley, children’s librarian, said the turnout for “Tupper’s” second Thursday program was outstanding with 59 youngsters participting.

“J.C. with ‘Titan Magic’ presented a great show that related so well to the ‘Universe of Stories’ theme of our summer reading program,” Lampley said. “His magic tricks had to do with the rockets, shooting stars and gravity. J.C. encouraged the children to read more and learn more. The goal of our summer reading program is to encourage children to read more.”

Lampley said the kids enjoyed all the magic tricks and especially the trick where one of the participants shot an elephant into a bag.

“It was an elephant on a banner but the children were amazed by the trick,” Lampley said. “Of course, when he levitated Riley Brooks between two chairs, we were all amazed. And, we were all puzzled at how he pulled shooting stars out of the air.”

“Tupper’s” Thursday summer reading programs at Brundidge Station will continue through mid-July. Next week, “Tupper” will host Brannen’s Wild West Show followed the next week with Animal Tales.

The Thursday programs will take a break the week of the Fourth of July and then continue the next week with Alabama History presentation and conclude with Splash Day on July 18.