2019 Summer Reading – A Universe of Stories!


Summer Reading starts Saturday, June 1st, 2019

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! Here’s a great article on ways to encourage your child to read  this summer: article from the Washington Post

Starting on June 1st, children, adults, and families can pick up their summer reading packets. Sign-up sheets and bags for children and teens will be located at the front table inside the library. Awesome prizes and incentives are offered for children and teens who complete and return their summer reading forms!

More info from Lancaster County Library System

2019 Summer Reading Event Schedule

Events will be held at the following locations:
Adamstown Area Library – 3000 N Reading Rd, Adamstown
Adamstown Grove & Park – 339 W. Main St., Adamstown
Peace UCC – 37 E. Swartzville Rd., Denver (Route 897)
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – 80 E. Main St, Adamstown
Registration is required for some events

Saturday, June 1st – Summer Reading Kickoff – 10 am to 12 pm at the library
Special activities including crafts, games, face painting, raffles, visits from the Ephrata Police & to the Adamstown Fire Company next door…and Food! (all ages)

Weekly/Monthly Events:

Every Tuesday & Wednesday: Preschool Storytime – 10 am in the library

Every Thursday: Lapsit Program – 10 am in the library (Birth to age 2)

Every Thursday: Toddler Time – 10:30 am in the library (Ages 2 & 3)

Monday Meander w/ Miss Jess – 12:30 pm (at local parks)
Commit to Be Fit… Take a Stroll To Help Achieve Your Goal! Meet Miss Jess every Monday at one of our beautiful parks. Come for the Summer Lunch Program @ 12 and stay for the walk @ 12:30. June 17 & 24, July 1, 8, 15 & 22. Monday, June 17th at Reamstown Park. Monday, June 24th at Adamstown Grove Park. Monday, July 1st at Denver Park. Monday, July 8th at Schoeneck Park. Monday, July 15th at Chapel Gate. Monday, July 22nd at Adamstown Grove. On July 8th & 15th, we will meet for the lunch program at Main Street Park in Reinholds and travel to the park where we will walk. (Rain dates: July 29 & Aug. 5)

2nd Wednesday of each month: Bedtime Stories – 6:30 pm in the library
June 12, July 10 & Aug. 14

3 Thursdays: Family YOGA – 11:30 am at Adamstown Grove & Park
Exploring breath, mindfulness & stories told through Yoga! Join Jenny Bones, Certified Cosmic Kids Yoga Teacher in the Adamstown Grove for a ½ hour class before Summer Lunch Program; both are free to the community. Parents & caregivers are required to stay & encouraged to participate. June 20, July 11, & July 25

3rd Friday of each month: Walk-In Craft Make & Take! 9:30 am – 5 pm at the library
(For Families). June 21, July 19 & Aug. 16

Special Summer Events:

Monday, June 10 – Asteroid Kindness Rock Painting Drop-In – 2 to 3:30 pm at the library
(For families) For you to keep or hide.

Monday, June 17th – Storytime with Pout Pout Fish – 10 am at the library
(For families) Bring your camera!

Tuesday, June 18th –  Spirit of Lindbergh – 6:30 pm at Peace UCC
(Age 5 to adult). Neill Hartley portrays Charles Lindbergh in an exciting adventure based on his historic 1927 flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

Thursday, June 20th – Little Known Facts about Colonial Lancaster County – 6 pm at the library
(Adults & older Teens) With a focus on the diversity of early settlers in Lancaster County, this program includes background about William Penn & the importance of his stand on religious freedom. Please Register.

Monday, June 24th – That Fabulous Franklin by Family Stages – 10:30 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
(All ages). A delightful presentation of wit & wisdom of this American icon by husband & wife team who recreate important moments in Ben’s story.

Wednesday, June 26th – Author Storytime – 10 am in the library
(For Families). Join Author JJ Landis for a reading/signing of her 3 children’s books.

Friday, June 28th – The Great Ventriloquist Mike McDade – 10 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
(All ages). Educational show with music, puppets & magic!

Saturday, June 29th –  STEM on the Move – 10 am at the library
(Boys & girls ages 5-11). Test your STEM knowledge & get your heart pumping as you jump into the science of movement w/ the Girl Scout STEM Mobile. Registration Required!

Monday, July 1st – Rocketing Reptiles: Forgotten Friends – 6:30 pm at Peace UCC
(All ages). An interactive animal show featuring Jesse Rothracker & his loveable lizards, turtle, alligators & snakes.

Tuesday, July 2nd – Hank’s Sense-sational Story Time! – 10 am in the library
(Newborn to 7 yrs). Hank the Health Hero helps you learn about your body as you look, listen, touch, and smell your way through one sense-sational day! Please Register

Thursday, July 4th – The Library is CLOSED Happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 10th – Planet Power by Lancaster County Parks Dept. – 2 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
(For families). Learn a little bit about each one of the planets in our solar system and make your own planet.

Saturday, July 13th – 3D Design – 10 am at the library
(boys & girls ages 12-18). Explore your creativity in 3D with the Girl Scout STEM Mobile. Registration required

Thursday, July 18th – American Girl Program: Luciana in Outer Space – 1 pm at the library
(girls ages 6-12). Space themed activities including crafts, a game & a treat. You may bring your doll! Space is limited and registration is required. Register at the library or by calling 717-484-4200 after June 1st.

Friday, July 19th –  A Universe of Songs – 10 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
(All ages). Miss Maggie is back with her interactive storytelling & musical program.

Monday, July 22nd –  Mission to the Moon – 10:30 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
(Ages 6-12). Join the North Museum of Nature & Science to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic mission that landed the first astronauts on the moon through hands-on experiences. Registration is required.

Wednesday, July 24th –  Phredd: Ukulele One Man Band  – 2 pm at St. Paul’s
(All ages). Ukulele strumming, harmonica wailing, suitcase drum kicking, quirky singer-songwriter of unmitigated joy performing original tunes about pirates, electric tricycles, monkeys & more!

Monday, July 29th –  STEM: Where Does Our Water Go? – 10 am at the library
(All ages). Join West Cocalico Township for an interactive and educational display on the impacts of storm water.

Saturday, August 3rd –  Drop-In Party! 10 am to 12 noon at the library
(All ages). Star Lab, activities, games, snacks & prizes!

Remember to turn in your Summer Reading Logs in order to get your prizes and coupons!

Monday, August 5th –  K’nex Rail Lab: Bridge Building – 10 am at the library
(For families). Join the Railroad Museum of Pa to build with K’Nex kits & other learning aids to explore the history & development of bridges. Please Register.

See more events and adult programs

Summer Reading participants in all age groups must return their completed reading and activity logs by August 10th, 2018 in order to receive their prize coupons.

Let’s have an amazing summer!