Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Are you ready to play the SUMMER READING GAME?
It’s easy:

1.       Read. A good goal (and an easy one!) is 15 minutes a day. Cross off a call-out every time you read for 15 minutes. When you finish a ticket, hand it in to a librarian.

2.       Your ticket also serves as a raffle ticket for our awesome prizes. You get to choose what you'd like to win! Check out some of our prize packs:

3.       You'll also get on our game board.  You’ll get to pick a superhero and start scoring points! The more you read, the more points you’ll score on the game board. Each time you reach a new superhero level, you’ll get to pick a free book to keep! 

4.       Hit 20 points and you’ve finished the game! Get your free summer reading t-shirt!

5.       Keep reading and your entries will go in for a raffle of our grand prize: you get to choose which of these epic prizes you’d like to win!

Winners of the grand prize and prize packs will be notified at the end of the summer! Meanwhile, keep an eye out for other special contests, raffles, and fun stuff throughout the summer. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Summer Performers!

Want to know a secret? The Children's Library hosts FREE performances throughout the summer! That's right! You can check out these amazing entertainers for free just by visiting your library. Come to check out books, stay to check out this live entertainment!

Sciencetellers- Tuesday, June 23 at 10:30 am
Put on your labcoat and get ready to experience forces and reactions through several exciting, hands-on experiments that will have you laughing, learning, and having fun!

Mr. David C. Perry- Tuesday, July 14 at 4:00 pm
Mr. David is a multi-talented artist/musician/comedian whose creative concoctions of music, art, puppets, props and humor are guaranteed to appeal to any crowd!

Kit's Interactive Theater presents "Grace the Pirate"  
Tuesday, July 28 at 10:30 am
Kit always makes the audience feel like part of the show! Grace the pirate is a character based on the historical Irish pirate, Grace O'Malley, that sailed during the Elizabethan period. She is feisty, strong-willed, and fearless!

Yocum Institute Teen Ensemble presents "Miss Electricity"  
Tuesday, August 4 at 10:30
Young Violet gains control over all things electric after she is struck by lightening. Under the name "Miss Electricity," Violet zaps her way through daily life, but could lose everything when the power goes to her head. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

From Farm to Library

We're so excited for our brand new program, From Farm to Library! Learn more about farm life when REAL farmers and farm families come to speak to us about their jobs. They're also bringing some of our favorite barnyard friends!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Summer Reading Countdown

Every year, the state picks a summer reading theme for all of the libraries to follow. This year, we’re strapping on our capes and masks because our theme is “Every Hero Has a Story!” and revolves around  heroes: everyone from your local police force to your friendly neighborhood Spider-man! 

Check out these 5 ways to “hero up” with us this summer at the Reading Public Library:  

5. THE SUMMER READING GAME- Pick up a reading ticket at the library!

4. SUPERHERO TRAINING CAMP- This program starts June 11 and will be every Thursday at 1 pm throughout the summer!

3. KIDS' SCIENCE LAB- The lab opens June 18 at 4 pm for our first experiment!

2. FROM FARM TO LIBRARY- June 9 & 23, July 7 & 21, August 4 at 4 pm

1. COMIC CON -Be a part of our first ever Comic Con! There's something for the whole family!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


The Children’s Library and the Teen Loft at the Reading Public Library have two very exciting opportunities for children, teens, and adults:

Summer reading is coming, and there’s no better way to kick it off than with YOU! Everyone has a talent, so show us your dance moves, magic skills, beautiful voices, or whatever other talent you have. This program is for little kids all the way up to age 18. The Talent Show has special guest judges, plus the Reading High Dance Team is going to kick-off the show!

Comic fans, assemble! The RPL is hosting its very first Comic Con! We’re looking for artists, writers, cosplayers, and community partners to show off their work. Professionals and non-professionals of all ages are invited to come! Our families are already giddy about this, so expect a nice crowd to check out your work! 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Head Start Open House!

Did you know that the Children's Library serves almost every Head Start classroom in the city with monthly storytimes and programs? Every month, the librarians do their "Featured Fairytale" show, featuring classic fairy tales and puppets. Come find out more about what your child participates in at our Head Start Open House!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A Sneak Peek at Upcoming Events!

Thank you to all of our Homeschool families that came out for our Art Attack, Grossology, and Kids' Science Lab programs!

We have two presenters coming in April and May and a plethora of amazing programs (including our annual Talent Show!) happening throughout the summer. We hope to see you there!