Summer reading program registration underway soon

Beth Kendrick, Double Springs librarian, shows the poster for this year’s summer reading program theme, “Alabama Has a Universe of Stories.” It was designed by Logan Tanner.
WINSTON COUNTY - Summer is on its way, which means it is time for students to get out of school, pool parties, fun in the sun and summer reading programs at the three Carl Elliott Regional libraries in Winston County: Haleyville, Double Springs and Arley. The theme this year is “Alabama Has a Universe of Stories,” and coincides with the Alabama 200 Bicentennial celebration.

Arley native gives back

Celia Sampley, left, and Debra Johnson, right, give their respective grandson and son, Caleb Johnson, a big hug.
ARLEY - Arley native Caleb Johnson, author of the newly-published book Treeborne, has been on a book signing tour across the southeast since it was published by Picador Press in June, but recently came home to share his success by giving back.