SIKESTON -- Registration for the first of the Sikeston Public Library's four-
part family literacy night series for children in third through fifth grades begins Jan. 17.
The science-based sessions are centered on the theme of "The Magic School Bus" books by Joanna Cole. The first program will be about bats and begins Jan. 30. "The Magic School Bus Going Batty" will be presented by Bridget Jackson of the Missouri Department of Conservation in Cape Girardeau.
The second session will be Feb. 6 with "Magic School Bus Lost in the Human Body" presented by Jan Barkett, outreach educator for Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Chuck Thompson with the Sikeston Water Treatment Plant will discuss the details of how water is purified in the city during his March 20 presentation, "Magic School Bus at the Water Works."
On April 17, Jackie Wortmann of the NASA Educator Resource Center in Cape Girardeau will present the final session, "Magic School Bus Lost in Solar System."
All programs will begin at 6:30 p.m. and registration typically begins two weeks prior to each session, which will include reading and hands-on crafts or experiment. Each child will receive a free book. Registration is required. For more information, contact the Sikeston Public Library.