Summer Reading Programs at Matthews Library

childrens_spotcolor5        The library hosts a program every Tuesday 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.

2017 Summer Reading Program Schedule



June 20

With a guitar, a loud voice, a wig, a kazoo, boxer shorts, and a lot of silly body movements, Silly Joe Consiglio the Kith and Kin Crooner, keeps everyone involved in show!  Kids and parents enjoy laughing with Silly Joe as he offers a lighthearted look at the comedy and quirks of family life.

June 27

Science Tellers the Beguiling Explorers will sweep you away on a thrilling, action packed adventure with a crew of wacky pirates whose mission is to find a way to construct a ship before all hope is lost!

July 4

Library is closed for Independence Day. No program!

July 11

The Forgotten Friends Reptiles will visit again with their caretaker, Jesse Rothaker.  They’re friendly, peaceful and some of the most interesting creatures you’ll ever meet!!

July 18

The ZooAmerica animals can’t wait to visit the library and all their old friends in northern Lebanon county!

July 25

Robin Brady the Wondrous Storyteller brings excitement and wonder to her audience through story and song by weaving tales and spinning yarns for listeners of all ages!

August 1

Alan Grout the Magical Juggler juggles knives and apples and balances nine cigar boxes on his chin; Al’s pacing is quick, his jokes are witty, and his audience is involved.  Al’s riveting show will fascinate children and adults alike.

August 8

Tom Crowl the Hilarious Ventriloquist highlights books throughout the program, Tom and his troop of hilarious puppets will create comedy that keeps the entire audience entertained!