Summer Reading Programs

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The library hosts a program every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoon during the summer.  You can find the schedule of programs here.  Everyone is welcome, no registration is required, and all programs are free and fun for all ages!  There are reading log and activity folders available for children under 13; children who hand in completed folders will be invited to a special end-of-summer party at the library.  There are BINGO cards available for teens ages 13 to 18; for complete rules and prize eligibility, please click on that tab.

On Mondays at 1 p.m. STEM Explorers (ages 5 and older) are invited to the library to explore topics in robotics with cubelets, beginning code with Dash & Dot and exploring circuits with little bits of electronics

Date

Program

July 10 Dash & Dot Coding Challenge
July 17 Design A Roller Coaster
July 24 Experimenting With Circuits
July 31 Exploring Robotics With Cubelets

For children of all ages, this is the 2017 schedule of programs.

Date

Program

June 20 With a guitar, a loud voice, a wig, a kazoo, boxer shorts, and a lot of silly body movements, Silly Joe Consiglio the Kith and Kin Crooner, keeps everyone involved in show!  Kids and parents enjoy laughing with Silly Joe as he offers a lighthearted look at the comedy and quirks of family life.
June 27 Science Tellers the Beguiling Explorers will sweep you away on a thrilling, action packed adventure with a crew of wacky pirates whose mission is to find a way to construct a ship before all hope is lost!
July 4 Library is closed for Independence Day. No program!
July 11 The Forgotten Friends Reptiles will visit again with their caretaker, Jesse Rothaker.  They’re friendly, peaceful and some of the most interesting creatures you’ll ever meet!!
July 18 The ZooAmerica animals can’t wait to visit the library and all their old friends in northern Lebanon county!
July 25 Robin Brady the Wondrous Storyteller brings excitement and wonder to her audience through story and song by weaving tales and spinning yarns for listeners of all ages!
August 1 Alan Grout the Magical Juggler juggles knives and apples and balances nine cigar boxes on his chin; Al’s pacing is quick, his jokes are witty, and his audience is involved.  Al’s riveting show will fascinate children and adults alike.
August 8 Tom Crowl the Hilarious Ventriloquist highlights books throughout the program, Tom and his troop of hilarious puppets will create comedy that keeps the entire audience entertained!

For tweens and teens ages third grade and older, this is the 2017 schedule of programs.   Each program is one hour long.  Programs  are presented by the Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation Environmental Education Team.

Date

Program

July 6 Build a Better Environment with the 3 R’s
July 13 Plants, What are they Good For?
July 20 Spiders and their Webs
July 27 Building with the 3 Little Pigs
August 3 Birds’ Nests, Eggs & Babies

For teens ages 13-18, pick up a BINGO card at the library this summer, and start reading!  Books must be read over the summer.  You can choose any book or activity that fits the category in a square, and READ!  Track your progress by writing down the book title and author in the squares of your choice.  Complete one BINGO by reading five books in a row/column/diagonal or go for BLACKOUT by completing/reading all 25 books/activities on the card.  If you need help with book suggestions for the categories on the BINGO card, please ask for help the next time you come to the library–we love talking books–or go to this link where you can find some online book lists for title suggestions that you can then search for in our online catalog or on OverDrive to borrow.  Complete a BINGO (or BLACKOUT) and turn in your card by or on this year’s deadline to receive your treat and 1 chance to win the prize(s) we’re raffling off (BLACKOUT receives a treat and 12 chances to win the raffle).  Winners will be contacted by their preferred method of contact to collect their prize.