Several generations of Americans have grown up with memories of being scolded for making too much noise in school or public libraries. But sometimes, especially on Thursday mornings during the summer, some noise in the Brownwood Public Library is to be expected.

The summer reading program began last Thursday and will continue through the second week of July, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Mat McConnell, library director, said.

“The summer reading program consists of activities for children, and it usually attracts a large number of our youngest citizens,” McConnell said. “During this time, the library’s normal policies prohibiting loud and boisterous behavior are relaxed.

“While all patrons are welcome during this time, they should be aware that the library will be unusually noisy and crowded,” he added. “It is hoped that older patrons will be understanding, especially since these activities are seasonal, and last for less than two hours a week. During the rest of the week, the library’s standard policies regarding noise and boisterous behavior will be in effect.”

Programs planned on Thursday mornings as the summer reading program continues are local author Sheri Turner, June 11; Texas Forest Service, Smokey Bear, June 18; Dr. Beth Rinard from Tarleton State University, Texas rocks and minerals, June 25; Travis Allen, game warden, July 2; and Shannon Burch, Guardian EMS, July 9.