Saturday, July 25, 2015

August Activities!

August is full of fun, free programs to celebrate the end of summer:

The last day to hand in tickets for our Summer Reading Game is August 15! Keep reading for a chance to win some awesome prize packs!

The Yocum INstitute Teen Ensemble is presenting an original play! A freak accident leaves Violet with the power to control electricity. Will she use this power for good or will it go to her head?

FROM FARM TO LIBRARY  August 4 at 4 pm
We've met some amazing animals this summer! Our last farm program includes a special farm picnic!

CRAFTY CORNER Wednesdays at 4 pm
Each week features a new art project!

SUPERHERO TRAINING CAMP August 6 & August 13 at 1 pm
Calling all superheroes! Learn what it takes to be a hero with stories and fun activities!

WRESTLING CLUB  August 8 at 11 am
Pro-wrestling fans unite! Read about a pro-wrestler, do an activity, and watch a tv match with us!

CREATION STATION: LEGO CLUB August 10 at 4:30 pm
Build, create, and design with our large lego collection.

MOVIE NIGHTS August 21 & 28 at 3:30 pm
Watch a movie with your friends and family right here in the library!Big Hero 6 on 8/21 and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on 8/28.

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!