2018 Summer Reading Program

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June: Make Your Own Button Month
Pick up a button template with your Summer Reading Bag and design your own button!  Return your design to the Library before June 30 to have your button made. June 1 – June 30 (All Ages)

SRP Kick-off Event: Meet Corduroy and See Steven Courtney in Concert
Kick-off Summer Reading with music and fun!  Pick up your summer reading bag and enjoy the show!  See Corduroy at 10:00 AM. Steven Courtney concert starts at 10:30 AM. Saturday, June 16 (All ages)

Double the Fun Tuesdays

Reading with Calvin and Hobbes
Read to our Certified Therapy Dogs, Australian Labradoodles Calvin and Hobbes.  One of these pups is available each week for reading. Tuesdays, June 19 – July 31, at 10:00 AM (All Ages) **JULY 3rd ONLY special time 9:30 AM**

CHOPPED! Challenge for Teens*
Create a 3 course meal with only a few ingredients.  All dishes will be plated and judged by a panel of local professionals. Register individually or in teams of 3.  Tuesday,  June 19, and Tuesday, August 14, 6:00 PM (Ages 12-17) Limit 15 *Registration Required

Block Party
Build with wooden blocks, LEGO bricks, K’Nex, Magna-Tiles, & more. Weekly building themes. Partner up with friends or work independently. Tuesdays, July 3 – July 24, 11:30 AM (Ages 4+)

 Make Music with Pat Kocen*
Create new songs to a 1950’s tune with our local musician/songwriter!  A hands-on musical experience.  Tuesday, July 24, Noon (Ages 5-10)  *Registration Required


Giggle Magic – Toolbox Kidz
A chicken, a whole lot of eggs (yes, eggs!), magic and music and a wonderful book help deliver the message of DIVERSITY, FRIENDSHIP, and KINDNESS. Wednesday, June 20, 10:00 AM (Ages 2-7)

Singing and Songwriting with Mark DeRose
Lancaster’s local musician shares fun & encouraging upbeat original songs and music for the whole family! Wednesday, June 27, 10:00 AM (All Ages)

Science Matters with Science Explorers
Take a close look at the states of matter!  We’ll use bubbles, a spud launcher, leaf blowers, and a basketball to explore different types of air pressure. Wednesday, July 11, 10:00 AM (Ages 4-104)

Swamp Songs & Marsh Melodies Center for Aquatic Sciences
Explore and hear how animals communicate through songs.  LIVE CRITTERS: horseshoe crab, amphibians, and maybe an owl or alligator! Wednesday, July 18, 10:00 AM (Ages 4+)

Basic Break Dancing with Heads Up Lancaster*
Enjoy and learn break dancing skills with Jeo Ramos & teacher friends.  Wear sneakers and come prepared to move! Wednesday, July 25, 10:00 AM (Ages 8+)  *Registration Required

Make Some Noise with Lancaster County Dept. of Parks & Recreation Environmental Education Team*
Make simple instruments and see how to change your instrument to change the sound!! Wednesday, August 1, 10:00 AM (Ages 5+) *Registration Required

 Rocks are a Blast from the Past – Jeri Jones Geological Service*
Learn about rocks, mineral and fossils.  See how toothpaste is made from rocks and how earthquakes happen!  Take home a Pennsylvania fossil.  Wednesday, August 15, 10:00 AM (Grade K-6) *Registration Required 

Circus School of Lancaster Family Fun Days*
Learn the skills you need to know to become a circus performer.  Bring the whole family to play and learn.  Choose from two sessions: Monday, June 18, or Monday, June 25, 10:00 AM (Ages 4+)  *Registration Required

Whirled of Wonderment Hula Hoop Workshop by Jenny Hill*
Learn all about the power of centripetal force in this hoop-centric interactive show!  Starting with hoop dance and circus foundations, Jenny will have everyone spinning and learning hoop skills from basic waist hooping to multiple hoop tricks that will wow friends and family!  Monday, July 9, 1:00-3:00 PM (Grades 3-8) *Registration RequiredSponsored by a grant from Abby’s Foundation.

 Go Green Engineering! *
Use Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical skills to build machines out of recycled materials.  Work in pairs. Wednesday, July 12, NOON (Grades 2-5) *Registration Required

Family Story Time
Enjoy stories, music, activities, and fun to engage the whole family in summer reading. Thursdays, June 21 to August 16, 10:00 AM (All Ages)

Creative Writing Time*
Develop a theme-based short story each week. Topics include Mystery, Fairytale, Historical Fiction, and Graphic Novel.  Fridays, June 22 to July 6, 10:00 AM (Grade 3+) *Registration Required

Creative Writing Time FOR TEENS*
Develop a theme-based short story each week. Fridays, June 22 to July 6, 12:30 PM (Ages 13+) *Registration Required

Rhythm and Cues Acting*
Join a small group for 3 weeks of acting fun.  Perform for family and friends at the last session!  Fridays, July 13 – 27, 10:00 AM (Grade 3+)  *Registration Required

ROCK OUT in July
Be creative! Write a song to sing or play OR decorate a real rock.  Complete the project then post a picture to our Facebook photo album. Show the photo to Library staff to claim your prize. July 1 to July 31 (All Ages)

Teen Book Discussion: The Hate You Give (Ages 13+)
Tuesday, August 7, 4:00 PM

End of Summer Party!
Drop in to celebrate an awesome summer of fun, reading, and exploration!  Thursday, August  23, 10:00-11:00 AM (All ages)

Libraries Rock! 2018 Summer Reading Program is sponsored in part by
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