Summer Learning 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 sheets available for children under 13; children who hand in completed sheets will be entered into a prize drawing.  There are BINGO cards available for teens ages 13 to 18 and for adults as well; for complete rules and prize eligibility, please click on that tab.  Children’s reading log/activity sheets and teen/adult BINGO cards will be available starting Monday, June 4, 2018.  Completed sheets and cards are due by library closing Saturday, August 18, 2018, to be eligible for the prize drawing.  Winners will be notified Tuesday, August 21, 2018, by preferred method of contact to collect their prizes.

On Mondays at 1 p.m. STEM Explorers (ages 5 and older) are invited to the library to explore topics such as robotics with cubelets, electronics, and much more in hands-on workshops!

Date

Program

July 9

Alarming Science:  Discover how alarms work and build your own alarm to protect your pencil box!

July 16

It’s In the Bag STEM Challenges: Grab a mystery STEM experiment bag and work with your group to solve the problem!

July 23

Science of Sound: How does sound travel?  How do we hear sounds?  Explore the science of sound.

July 30

Analog Games: Explore old-school gaming!  Board games, strategy games, and unplugged play will be explored.

For children of all ages, this is the 2018 schedule of programs.

Date

Program

June 19 The ZooAmerica animals can’t wait to visit the library and all their old friends in northern Lebanon county!
June 26 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 3 Ran’D Shine the Magician amazes children of all ages with his magic tricks; his jokes are witty, and his audience is involved!
July 10 Marian Gehman the Entertaining Ventriloquist and her troop of humorous puppets create comedy that keeps the entire audience engaged!
July 17 Grammy nominated musician Ray Owen’s engaging vocal style and infectious blend of good time music and humor captivates audiences across the country!
July 24 Science Tellers the Beguiling Explorers will whisk you away to the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town, about to strike again; saddle up with us to foil the heist and embark upon other exciting adventures along the way!
July 31 Kit’s Interactive Theatre presents Colonial Life!  Miss Kitty will take children on a trip through time back to 1730’s Colonial Pennsylvania.
August 7 New this year: Adventure Aquarium will visit to introduce us to their ocean friends!

For tweens and teens ages third grade and older, this is the 2018 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 5

Let It Rain!

July 12

Sounds of Nature

July 19

NO PROGRAM

July 26

Rock Songs!

August 2

Peter and the Wolf

August 9

Make Some Noise!

For teens ages 13+ and adults of all ages, 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!  Achieve BINGO by completing the activities in five squares in a line (vertically, horizontally, or diagonally).  Track your progress by filling in the required information in the squares of your choice.  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 and turn in your card by or on Saturday, August 18, 2018, to receive your treat and 1 chance to win the prize(s) we’re raffling off.  All prize drawing entries must be turned by library closing on Saturday, August 18, 2018, to be eligible for the prize drawing.  READ and REPEAT!  Pick up another BINGO card to complete for another chance to enter to win prizes!  Winners will be notified on Tuesday, August 21 by their preferred method of contact to collect their prizes.

FAQ’s

Can I start the program after the official start date? Yes!

Can I count reading I did before the official start date? We ask that you only count reading you did after the official start date.

Can I complete more than one BINGO card? Yes; you may complete as many BINGOs as you want!

Do eBooks and audiobooks count? Yes, they sure do!

Matthews Public Library will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day.