Summer Reading Programs at Matthews Library

FIZZ_BOOM_READ_logo Primary           The library hosts a program every Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. during the summer.  You can find the schedule of programs here.  Everyone is welcome, no registration is required, and all programs are free and fun for all ages!                               Don’t forget to pick up this year’s Summer Reading Program folder that includes activities for children and a reading log.  Children who hand in completed folders will be invited back for a special end-of-summer party!  Please include child’s name, age and phone number on each completed folder; one folder per child please.

2014 Summer Reading Program Schedule



 June 24

Eddy Ray, Pennsylvania’s busiest magician, visits the library!  It’ll be hard to believe your own eyes as Eddy performs some of the most fascinating feats known to the art of abracadabra on the fabulous kick-off to our Fizz, Boom, Read! of a summer! 

 July 1

The ZooAmerica animals can’t wait to get back to the library to visit all their old friends in Northern Lebanon!

 July 8

 The Forgotten Friends Reptiles will come to visit with their wonderful caretaker, Jesse Rothaker.  They’re friendly, peaceful and some of the most interesting creatures you’ve shared time with in a long time!

 July 15

 Silly Joe Sings!  High energy rocker, Silly Joe, has a guitar, a loud voice, and a kazoo which tranlates into tons of fun as the entire audience joins in the show.

 July 22

 Who would’ve thought that Mother Nature would visit our library this summer?  She’ll be bringing some of her friends along, too, like water sprites, fairies and woodland animals!  A longtime favorite here at the library, Miss Kitty Jones will enthrall her audience from the beginning to end!

 July 29

 Tom Crowl is what people refer to as a “laughing matter.”  Tom is a ventriloquist with a cast of characters that keeps his audiences rolling with laughter.  There’s his duck, a purple monster, and, yeah, …whatever that other thing is.

 August 5

 Get ready to see it, feel it, and maybe even taste it.  Sciencetellers features interactive science experiments with dry ice, flash paper, exploding bottles, and much, much more!  We’ll enjoy a spectacular adventure in a faraway world with castles, kings, dragon keepers, and ice sorceresses.

August 12

 The Great Extinction started with a loud sizzle or fizz and ended with a boom heard round the planet!  Paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka explore the great extinction that wiped out all the dinosaurs and half the animals on earth.