Phillips County Library's Summer Reading program officially kicked off Tuesday with a program entitled “Desert Dwellers.” Bob Tarter, director of the Natural History Education Co. of the Mid-south and wildlife biologist was the presenter. Youngsters got to see, touch and feel such animals as kangaroos, gila monsters and high-soaring falcons. The program, which theme is 'Build a Better World,' will continue the next three Tuesdays at the Helena library at 9 a.m., the Marvell Community Center at 11 a.m., and the Marvell library at 1 p.m. On June 13, the Hampstead Stage Co. will perform “Beauty and the Beast.”

Phillips County Library's Summer Reading program officially kicked off Tuesday with a program entitled “Desert Dwellers.” Bob Tarter, director of the Natural History Education Co. of the Mid-south and wildlife biologist was the presenter. Youngsters got to see, touch and feel such animals as kangaroos, gila monsters and high-soaring falcons. The program, which theme is 'Build a Better World,' will continue the next three Tuesdays at the Helena library at 9 a.m., the Marvell Community Center at 11 a.m., and the Marvell library at 1 p.m. On June 13, the Hampstead Stage Co. will perform “Beauty and the Beast.”