Summer Reading begins Saturday June 2nd and runs through August 11th, 2018
Summer reading programs help students retain their current reading levels over the summer and avoid the dreaded “summer slide.” Reading whatever interests them during the summer also helps to instill a life-long love of reading!
Starting on June 2nd, children, adults, and families can pick up their summer reading packets. Sign-up sheets and bags for children and teens are located at the front table inside the library.
Prizes and incentives will be offered for children and teens who complete and return their summer reading forms. Children who complete reading challenges can also pick from various small prizes throughout the summer. Everyone who participates is eligible for our end of summer drawings in each age group.
More info from Lancaster County Library System.
2018 Summer Reading Schedule
June 2 – Aug. 11
Events held at Library unless otherwise noted.
Some events held @ Peace United Church of Christ
37 E. Swartzville Rd. (Route 897), Denver.
Registration Required for Summer Events.
Sat, June 2 SUMMER READING KICKOFF 10 am – 1 pm
Special activities including visits to the Adamstown Fire Co. , crafts, games, face painting, food, & visits from service dogs & police. (All ages)
Every Tuesday & Wednesday Pre-School Storytime 10:00 am
Stories & simple craft (Age 2-6 w/ adult)
Every Thur. Lapsit Program 10:00 am
Stories, rhymes, songs & fingerplays (Birth-age 2 w/adult)
Every Thur. Toddler Storytime 10:30 am
Stories, rhymes, music & craft (Age 2 & 3 w/adult)
Tues. June 5 Reader’s Choice Children’s Book Club 6:30 pm
Read the books, activity & snack. (Age 5 & up)
Mon. June 11 Kindness Rock Painting 2-3:30 pm
For you to hide or keep. All supplies provided. (Family)
Mon. June 11 Storytime with Corduroy 6:30 pm
Bring camera as we enjoy a special costume story time with Corduroy the Bear. (Preschool & up)
Tue. June 12 Breakdancing! 6:30 pm. (Peace Church)
Presented by Heads Up Lancaster. Learn how it is to do such physical moves—join the fun & wear your sneakers! (Age 8+) Registration required.
Weds. June 13; July 11; & Aug. 8 Bedtime Stories 6:30 pm
Children may wear PJ’S! Hear stories, make a craft, enjoy snack. (Family)
Fri. June 15; July 20; Aug. 17 Walk-in Craft 9:30-5:00
Make & Take Drop-in! (Family)
Mon. June 18 On the Spot Songwriting 10:00 am
Musician Pat Kocen helps us write our own rock song featuring our favorite things about summer. (Age 5-10)
Thur. June 21 Tic-Tac-Toad 2:00 pm
Learn the similarities and differences between reptiles and amphibians, frogs and toads; natural history highlights & the reasons for their calls. Play tic-tac-toe with frog and toad calls. (All ages)
Wed. June 27 Giggle Magic: Toolbox Kidz Show 2:00 pm (Peace Church)
Learn what it means to be different, but the same during this silly and fun show full of puppets, magic and comedy! (Preschool+)
Sat. June 30 MakeIT AAL – Catapults 10 am-12 pm
Learn about potential and kinetic energy as they make and test miniature working catapults. (Age 8-12) Registration required.
Mon. July 9 Mentalist Ran’D Shine 2:00 pm
Philadelphia’s award-winning mentalist amazes us with his incredible mind-reading abilities. (Teens & Adults)
Wed. July 11 Science Matters – Science Explorers 2:00 pm (Peace Church)
We will explore the states of matter with bubbles, spud launcher, leaf blowers & basketball! (Age 4+)
Mon. July 16 Swamp Songs and Marsh Melodies 6:30 pm (Peace Church)
Presented by Center for Aquatic Sciences as they explore and hear animals that communicate through songs; LIVE critters-Horseshoe Crab, maybe an Owl. (Age 5+)
Tues. July 17 Rocks are a Blast from the Past 10:30 am
Presented by Jones Geological Services. What’s the difference: rocks vs. minerals? Can toothpaste come from rocks? Get fossil, see T-Rex replica footprint! Tue. (Gr. K+)
Thur. July 19 American Girl Program 2:00 pm
Go back IN TIME TO 1954 with Maryellen. Enjoy & dance to 1950’s music, make a poodle skirt for your Doll, games & ice cream! (Age 6-12) Registration opens June 11th.
Tue. July 24 Singing w/ Musician Mark DeRose 6:30 pm (Peace Church)
Lancaster’s local musician shares fun & encouraging upbeat original songs and music for everyone! (Age 6-12)
Sat. July 28 MakeIT AAL–Kaleidoscopes 10 am-12 pm
Kids will make and decorate their own kaleidoscopes to take home with them. (Age 6-12) Registration required.
Sat. August 4 Newton’s Laws of Motion 10:30 am
Presented by Lancaster Science Factory. Hands-on fun using everyday objects to demonstrate Newton’s Laws of Motion. (Age 6+) Limited space, registration required. Please note, the correct start time is 10:30 am.
Sat. August 11 END OF SUMMER READING PARTY 10-12
Join us for an End of Summer Reading party with activities, games, crafts, snacks, & prizes! This will be the last day to return your Summer Reading logs and claim your rewards! The library will be open from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.
Summer Reading participants in all age groups must return their completed reading and activity logs by this date – August 11th, 2018 –to receive their prize coupons.
When families return their reading & activity logs, they will be invited to complete a Summer Reading survey. Each family that completes a survey has a chance to win one of our Family Grand Prizes! These include:
Reading Public Museum 6 mo. Family Membership
Fox Theaters 4 tickets
Reading Royals 4 tickets, hockey puck & trading cards
Weaver Markets $25 Gift Card
Harry Potter Broom from Meckley Brooms
A huge thank you to sponsors of the Adamstown Area Library Summer Reading Program! Your generosity made Summer Reading even better for our community!