The Daleville Public Library celebrated the beginning of its summer program on Wednesday, June 5, with some music from the Daleville High School Jazz Band.

The band performed "The Bear Necessities," "Embraceable You," "Tuxedo Junction," "Louie Louie," "Ballad for a Blue Horn" and "How High the Moon.”

Throughout the kickoff party performance, Band Director Mark Nichols introduced DPL visitors to different instruments played in the jazz band, including saxophones, trumpets, bass guitar and more.

Nichols even got the children involved, showing them how to play maracas to the music.

The visit from the DHS Jazz Band starts a series of fun experiences in the “Universe of Stories,” the theme of the library’s summer reading program. Other special visitors to the library will include Gene Cordova, Titan Magic, Animal Tales and more.

Throughout the summer, children of all ages will have the opportunity to visit the library and about the importance of reading and how reading can lead to out-of-this-world experiences.

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