Spirit of 1608 featured at Northumberland Public Library Special Reading Event

Living History. The Northumberland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program featured a visit by the Spirit of 1608 during its third of seven Special Reading Events June 30. Representatives of the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum brought the recreation of the John Smith Discovery Barge to the Northumberland Family YMCA for the event. Attendees had a chance to board the vessel during the program. The Special Reading Events are held each Monday through July 21 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The final event on June 28 is the Party Picnic and Free Swim from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Special Reading Events are free to the public and children must be accompanied by an adult. Photo by Don Hirst