Summer Learning Programs


      102 West Main St.
      Fredericksburg, PA 17026
      Temporary hours of operation
      until further notice:
      M-Sat 9 am - 4 pm

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 sign up is required to attend programs, 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 below.  Children’s reading log/activity sheets and teen/adult BINGO cards will be available Monday, June 8, 2020; please ask at the circulation desk for a reading log/activity sheet or BINGO card.  When receiving reading log/activity sheets or BINGO cards, children and youth under age 18 will also be registered for this portion of Summer Learning.  Completed sheets and cards are due by library closing Saturday, August 15, 2020, to be eligible for the prize drawing.  Winners will be notified the week immediately following the deadline for completed sheets and cards by preferred method of contact to collect their prizes.

Michael L. Reist the Amazing Magi Virtual Show

Michael L. Reist the Amazing Magi presents Once Upon A Reader: Fairy Tales, Myths, Imagination and the Magic of Reading!

The 2020 Summer Learning Program, Imagine Your Story, begins June 8, 2020 at Matthews Public Library! Explore classic stories and fairy tales from around the world and discover new ones!

What does the Summer Learning Program look like this year? With our library building closed until further notice because of the pandemic, library staff are hard at work adapting the Summer Learning Program to our social distancing community!

To participate:

  • Instead of attending a program at the library, attend programs virtually! Check the 2 PM Tuesdays tab on this page for the schedule of virtual programs; details will be released weekly regarding how to access these programs virtually.
  • Instead of visiting the library to report on your reading goals, log your reading goals virtually below.
  • All Summer Learning information, schedules, and reporting tools will be posted here.
  • Instead of visiting the library to borrow books, borrow books from the eLibrary at
  • If you would like to borrow hard copy materials, you may request library materials (online via your account or by calling the library at 717-865-5523; please have your library barcode number ready) for Entryway Pickup.
  • Check Matthews Public Library Facebook page for further announcements.
  • We’ll also share announcements on the Lebanon County Library System’s Facebook page (

We are grateful to the United Way of Lebanon County and the Bishop Foundation for their support of the Summer Learning Program.

STEP 1: Sign up!

STEP 2: Download the activity sheet for ages 12 and under or the BINGO card for teens  (ages 13+) and adults. You may also pick up an activity sheet or BINGO card at the library at Entryway Pickup available Monday to Saturday 9 AM – 4 PM.

STEP 3: Log your reading activities here (for ages 12 and under).

STEP 4: Enter Matthews Public Library’s Summer Learning Prize Drawings:


For children of all ages, this is the 2020 schedule of programs; please note that due to the ongoing coronavirus emergency, these programs will be presented virtually only. Check our website and Facebook page weekly for details regarding how to access each week’s program!



June 23 Matt Sandbank’s Shadow Factory presents Shadow Camp. Shadow Camp is a series of three self-paced online workshops for children ages 7 – 11 that combines shadow puppet skits, artist guidance, and simple at-home activities. To access this virtual program, call the library (717-865-5523) Monday, June 22 through Saturday, June 27, 2020, during library business hours for the password needed to access the workshops. Then go to Shadow Camp, and click on any of the three photos at the bottom of the page to get started!
June 30 MysticDrumz presents The Legend Of Marshmallow Island, an interactive virtual show featuring an engaging, exciting percussion experience that blends music themes, interactive audience participation, incredible sound effects, and eclectic instruments from around the world. To access this virtual program, call the library (717-865-5523) during library business hours the week before the virtual show for the Zoom URL, log-in, and code. Then go to the Zoom URL and enter the code on Tuesday, June 30 at 2 PM to view the live show.
July 14 Jesse Rothacker of Forgotten Friends Reptiles presents a virtual show, Crocodile Chronicle: An Imagination Adventure in which we find out what it’s like to have reptile roommates! We’ll even get to meet some of Rothacker’s friendly reptile friends. Watch the show at your convenience.
July 21 The Amazing Magi presents Once Upon A Reader: Fairy Tales, Myths, Imagination and the Magic of Reading! This program is full of funny characters, clapping, singing, and tricks of magic. Watch the show at your convenience via the embedded video above or watch on YouTube!
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 15, 2020, to receive 1 chance to win the prize(s) we’re raffling off.  All prize drawing entries must be turned by library closing on Saturday, August 15, 2020, 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 the Tuesday following the deadline by their preferred method of contact to collect their prizes.



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!