Summer Reading Programs at Your Libraries

fizz boom readFizz Boom Read! Summer Reading Program 2014

Fizz Boom Read is this year’s summer reading theme, and families will find special programs, stories, music, and crafts centered around exploring science. The collaborative reading program encourages children and teens to continue reading over the summer months.

For teens and adults, the libraries will have summer reading programs around the themes:

Spark a Reaction (Teens)

Literary Elements (Adults)

Each library will have special programs and fun reading fun activities with prizes.
Please contact your local library to register and pick up a summer reading folder to complete. Prizes will be awarded to children who complete the folder.

Registration Begins JUNE 9!

Family and Special Programs by Library:

Annville Free Library
216 E. Main St., Annville, PA 17003            717-867-1802

June 9 – Registration Begins: Pick up summer reading folders

Preschool Storytimes:(Ages 2.5 – 5): 10:15 am Tuesdays & Thursdays Exploring science concepts through stories, music, crafts, & fun activities! June 17 & 19, June 24 & 26, July 1 & 3, July 8 & 10, July 15 & 17, July 22 & 24

Annville Library Family Programs:

June 16           2 pm    Tom Yursatis, Magician – will amaze, entertain, & make you laugh!

June 23           2 pm    Sciencetellers “Dragons and Dreams” stories and interactive experiments

June 30            2 pm    Silly Joe Sings Silly Science Songs

July 7               2 pm    Eyes of the Wild – Animal Program

July 14             2 pm    Illstyle & Peace “Become Your Dreams” Hip-Hop Show

July 21             2 pm    Lancaster County Parks & Rec. “Booming Sounds of Nature”

July 28            2 pm    Matthew Dodd, “Songs & Stories About Science”

Lebanon Community Library:
125 N. 7th Street, Lebanon, PA         717-273-7624

June 9 – Registration Begins: Pick up summer reading folders

Children’s storytimes will be held Thursdays at 10 June 19 to July 31.

Lebanon Library Family Programs

June 17            10:30 am ZooAmerica

June 24            6:30 pm Lancaster County Parks – The Booming Sounds of Nature

July 1               10:30 am Mini Library Carnival – games, crafts and more!

July 8               10:30 am Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary – Serpent Scientists

July 15             10:30 am Matthew Dodd – Songs and Stories About Science

July 22             6:30 pm Jerry Schneider – Dig into Nature: Butterflies

July 29             10:30 am Ventriloquist Tom Crowl – Silly Science Summer Reading Program

Matthews Public Library:
102 W. Main Street, Fredericksburg 717-865-5523

Matthews Library Family Programs

All programs are free and open to all ages! Tuesday afternoons at 2 pm.

June 24            2 pm Magician Eddy Ray performs illusions and mind bending magic

July 1              2 pm ZooAmerica animals return

July 8              2 pm Forgotten Friends Reptiles

July 15             2 pm Silly Joe Sings!High energy rocker Silly Joe

July 22            2 pm Mother Nature and Friends Sprites, fairies, woodland animals & more

July 29            2 pm VentriloquistTom Crowl

August 5         2 pm Sciencetellers “Dragons and Dreams” stories and experiments

Aug 12             2 pm Paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka explore the great extinction that wiped out all the dinosaurs.

Myerstown Community Library
199 N. College Street, Myerstown     717-866-2800

June 16            6 pm Summer Reading Program sign-ups begin

Summer Story Hours at Myerstown Library for ages 4-10 will be held on Tuesday morning at 10 am from June 17 to August 5.

Fizz Boom Read!” Family Programs

The following special programs will be held Wednesdays at 6 pm for participants.

June 25            6 pm Kit’s Interactive Theatre presents “Mother Earth”

July 2               no program this week

July 9               6 pm Miss Maggie Sings Fizz Boom Read!

July 16             6 pm  Lancaster County Parks and Rec Presents “Edible Insects”

July 23             6 pm KPETS – Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services

July 30             6 pm TBA

August 2         All materials must be handed in to the librarians.

August 6         6 pm Party for everyone who has completed the program

Adults and Teens – Join in the fun with special programs just for you from June to August. Read at your own speed. Win prizes!!

Palmyra Public Library
50 Landings Drive Annville, PA 717-838-1347

All Monday family programs will be held at Palmyra Grace Brethren Church at 799 Airport Road Palmyra, across the street from our new library in Flightpath Park!

Fizz Boom Read! Monday Morning Programs at11 am
June 9 Registration Begins at 10 am. Pick up summer reading folders

Palmyra Library Family Programs

June 16           11 am  Tom Yurasits: Magic & Illusion

June 23            11am   Sciencetellers, “Dragons & Dreams”

June 30           11 am  Silly Joe Sings!

July 7               11 am  Eyes of the Wild & Wallaby Tales: Wildlife Education & Rescue

July 14             11 am  Illstyle & Peace Productions: Hip Hop Dance & History

July 21             11 am   Movie Morning with Bill Nye

 Spark A Reaction!  Tuesday Evenings 6:30 pm.  For grades 5-9, free with required registration.

July 8               Mad Science Experiments.

July 15             Chopped: Cooking Competition

July 22             Edible Insects (learn about insects, then taste them!)

July 29             Mr. Popper’s Penguins Movie Night

Literary Elements (16 yrs to adult). Enter a raffle ticket for every three books read – ebooks and audiobooks count too! There will be both adult and teen-themed prizes.

Preschool Storytimes

Registration May 19 at 10 am. Registration is required.

Registration begins Monday, May 19 at 10:00.

You may register in person or call the Library at 838-1347.

Summer Storytime is sponsored by the Palmyra Elementary PTO.

Richland Community Library
111 E. Main Street, Richland, PA      717-866-4939

Registration begins June 9. Pick up summer reading folders.

Richland Library Family Programs

June 19            11 am Experiment at Your Library

June 26            11 am Miss Maggie Sings

July 3               No Program

July 10             11 am Sciencetellers “Dragons and Dreams” stories and interactive experiments

July 17             11 am Edible Insects and Yertle the Turtle Presented by Lancaster Co. Parks

July 25             11 am Science in Nature – uncover the secrets of Fibonacci numbers and color theory in the outdoors

July 31             11 am Mad Scientist Wrap up Party

Special programs for pre-school children ages 3-5 will be held in the basement at the same time as the school-age programs.



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