2017 Summer Reading ~ BUILD A BETTER WORLD

The 2017 Summer Reading Program begins on June 3rd and runs through August 12th.

Prizes and incentives will be offered for children, teens and adults who participate in their summer reading program.   Children who complete reading challenges can pick from various small prizes throughout the summer. Everyone who participates is eligible for our end of summer drawings in each age group.

 

Programs throughout the summer will be geared toward this year’s theme “Build a Better World.”  This will include many STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math.)

June 12 BRICKS 4 KIDZ – SWING O RAMA 6:30 pm
Explore the law of inertia & help build a LEGO
spinning amusement park ride.
(Grades 2-5) Limit 50 children
Held at Peace Church
37 E. Swartzville Rd., (Rt. 897) Denver

June 19 BUGGING A BETTER WORLD
With Ryan Bridge, the Bug Guy 6:30 pm
Up close look at insects & how they improve
our planet. LIVE Bugs!! (all ages)
Held at Peace Church
37 E. Swartzville Rd., (Rt. 897) Denver

June 22 DUTCH WONDERLAND PRINCESS VISIT
6:30 pm
Stories with the Princess. Wear your royal
attire! (Preschool age & up)

June 27 DINOSAUR DIG with Paleontologists Mike &
Roberta Straka 6:30 pm
Learn about fossils & amazing discoveries!
Dig for real dinosaur fossils; then build a
dinosaur. (Kindergarten – 6th grade & Adults)
(Limit 50 children for dig only)
Held at Peace Church
37 E. Swartzville Rd., (Rt. 897) Denver

June 29 CONLAN KERSCHNER BANJO MUSIC 6:30 pm
For Families

June 30 STEAM STATIONS 1 – 3 pm
Explore a variety of hands-on STEAM
activities, including a deconstruction zone,
newspaper tower challenge, loose parts &
more. (Elementary ages & up)

JULY 4th – LIBRARY IS CLOSED!

July 11 ALTERNATIVE ENERGY 2 pm
Learn the basics of wind energy. Create a
wind “machine” from household items &
“catch the wind” by making and testing a
pinwheel. (ages 4 & up)

July 13 AMERICAN GIRL DOLL CRAFT PARTY 2 pm
Make crafts for your doll. (Ages 6-12)
Limit of 25.

July 19 BIOME BUILD with JESSE ROTHACKER 6:30 pm
Jesse the Reptile Guy is back with his LIVE
lizards, snakes, turtles & more!
(Ages 5 & up; younger children must have adult
supervision)
Held at Peace Church
37 E. Swartzville Rd., (Rt. 897) Denver

July 21 ELEPHANT & PIGGY STORYTIME 10 am
Children can enjoy a special costume story time
with Elephant & Piggy, characters in Mo Willems
books. (Preschool & up)

July 28 MISS MAGGIE presents her interactive musical
program “BUILD A BETTER WORLD”
12:30 – 1:30 pm (All Ages)
Held at the Adamstown YMCA
71 E. Main St., Adamstown

July 31 GIGGLE MAGIC-SILLY SAFARI 2 PM
Put on your safari hats, adjust your binoculars,
and go on a silly safari! Age-appropriate magic,
puppets & comedy! (All Ages)
Held at Peace Church
37 E. Swartzville Rd., (Rt. 897), Denver

Aug 8 HANK’S HEALTH QUEST – GERMS! 4 pm
Set out on a quest with CHI St. Joseph’s
Children’s Health adorable puppet, Hank, to fight
off germs. (Ages 3 & up)

Aug 11 & Aug 12 END-OF-SUMMER-READING PARTY!
10 am – 12 noon on either day.
Visit on either day, and enjoy activities,
games, crafts, snacks, & prize drawings!
Don’t forget to return your completed
reading & activity sheets. For families.

Aug. 22 & Aug. 23 PRESCHOOL “SENSORY”
STORYTIME 10 am Hands-on activities. All welcome.