Summer Reading Programs at Your Libraries

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Summer Reading and
GO! Lebanon Activity Programs 2016

Registration begins in early June.  Please stop by your local library to register and pick up a summer READING folder and GO Lebanon! playbook! 

On Your Mark, Get Set…Read” is this year’s summer reading program theme.  The libraries have lots of activities planned around this theme using books, music, letterboxing hunts, science, crafts, and more!

This summer, the libraries partnered with WellSpan Health-Good Samaritan Hospital to present the “Get Outdoors (GO) Lebanon!” activity program. For Go Lebanon! children and their families will pick up a play book at any of the Lebanon County libraries and use it to follow clues to letterboxes in county parks.

Children who participate in the summer reading program receive activity folders and incentives for reading. In addition, the libraries have family programs that include music, magic, storytelling, science and nature, puppetry, and other exciting acts!

For teens and adults, the libraries will have summer reading programs around the themes “Get In the Game Read” and “Exercise Your Mind. Read.”

Program Schedule

Annville Free Library:
216 E. Main St., Annville, PA 17003    Tel: 717-867-1802
www.lclibs.org/Annville

June 6 – Registration Begins: Pick up Summer Reading activity folders and Get Outdoors (GO) Lebanon! playbooks.

Family Programs
Mondays at 2pm

  • June 13            Electric Violinist Caryn Lin “Bach 2 Rock: The Science of Sound”
  • June 20            Magician Ari Paul
  • June 27            Sciencetellers present “Power & Energy” with storytelling, science, & comedy
  • July 11             Forgotten Friend Reptile Rescue presents “Animal Olympics”
  • July 18             Storyteller Ed Stivender
  • July 25             Ventriloquist Tom Crowl presents “The Hungry Games”

Get in the Game READ! (grades 4-9) Tuesday afternoons. For grades 4-9 with required registration. Check in with the library for program topics, times and pre-registration. Program runs June 14 through July 26.

Preschool Storytimes (ages 3-6): 10:15am Tuesdays or Thursdays. June 14 to July 21.

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Lebanon Community Library:
125 N. 7th Street, Lebanon, PA    Tel: 717-273-7624
www.lclibs.org/lebanon

June 6 – Registration Begins: Pick up Summer Reading activity folders and Get Outdoors (GO) Lebanon! playbooks.

Family Programs

  • Tues. June 14 10:30am – Electric Violinist Caryn Lin presents “Bach 2 Rock: The Science of Sound”
  • Tues. June 21 10:30am – Forgotten Friend Reptile Rescue presents “Animal Olympics”
  • Weds. June 22 1pm – Lancaster County Parks present “Animal Olympics”
  • Tues. June 28 10:30am – Ventriloquist Tom Crowl ventriloquist presents “The Hungry Games”
  • Tues. July 5 6:30pm – ZooAmerica presents “Amazing Animal Athletics”
  • Wed. July 6 1pm – Lancaster County Parks present “Native American Games”
  • Tues July 12 10:30am – Sciencetellers present “Power & Energy” storytelling, science and comedy
  • Tues. July 19 10:30-12 – Mini Carnival. Stop by the library for crafts and games!

Preschool Storytimes – Thursdays at 10:30am June 16 to July 28.

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Matthews Public Library
102 W. Main Street, Fredericksburg, PA  Tel: 717-865-5523
www.lclibs.org/Matthews

June 6 – Registration Begins: Pick up Summer Reading activity folders and Get Outdoors (GO) Lebanon! playbooks.

Family Programs
All programs are free and open to all ages! Tuesdays at 2 pm and Thursdays (July-Aug) at 1pm

Tuesday Programs:

  • June 14 at 2pm – Caryn Lin and her Electric Violin
  • June 21 at 2pm – Jesse Rothaker & The Forgotten Friends Reptiles
  • June 28 at 2pm – Paul Merklein Loves to Draw Cartoons!
  • July 5 at 2pm – Mike and Roberta Straka present the “All American Dinosaur Show”
  • July 12 at 2pm – Sciencetellers
  • July 19 at 2pm – Marian & Friends (Ventriloquist)
  • July 26 at 2pm – ZooAmerica
  • Aug. 2 at 2pm – Miss Maggie Sings!
  • Aug. 9 at 2pm – Magician Eddy Ray

Thursday Programs: July 7 through August 4. Everyone is welcome.

  • July 7 at 1pm – Hydro Cars
  • July 14 at 1pm – Native American Games
  • July 21 at 1pm– Habitat Games
  • July 28 at 1pm – Read the Rocks!
  • August 4 at 1pm – Read the Signs!
  • July 25 – Monday morning at 10:30 – The Colorful World of Butterflies

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Myerstown Community Library
199 N. College Street, Myerstown   Tel: 717-866-2800
www.lclibs.org/myerstown

June 13. Registration Begins: Pick up Summer Reading activity folders and Get Outdoors (GO) Lebanon! playbooks.

Family Programs

Wednesday evenings at 6pm for participants.

  • June 22            Matt Dodd – Let’s Dance!
  • June 29            Kit’s Interactive Theatre – Pioneer Travel on the Oregon Trail
  • July 6               To be announced
  • July 13             Lancaster Co. Parks – Habitat Games
  • July 20             Lancaster Co. Parks – Native American Games
  • July 27             To be announced
  • July 30             Final Day! All book logs must be returned.
  • August 3         The Finish Line party for everyone who has handed in their materials!

Myerstown Community Library Story Times for ages 4-10 will be held on Tuesday mornings at 10am.

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Palmyra Public Library
50 Landings Drive Annville, PA Tel: 717-838-1347
www.lclibs.org/palmyra

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

June 6. Registration begins at 10am. Pick up Summer Reading activity folders and Get Outdoors (GO) Lebanon! playbooks.

Family Programs Monday mornings at 11am

  • June 13            Caryn Lin: Electric Violin
  • June 20            Ari Paul: Magician
  • June 27            Sciencetellers: Power & Energy
  • July 11             Forgotten Friends: Animal Olympics
  • July 18             Ed Stivender: Storyteller
  • July 25             Ventriloquist Tom Crowl presents “The Hungry Games”

Teen Programs:

  • June 14            Sifu An Duong—Intro to Martial Arts
    • Have fun learning karate with a Master from 6:30–7:45.
  • June 21            Native American Games
    • Play Native American games while learning about culture from 6:30-7:45.
  • June 28            Cool Runnings Movie Night
    • Get in the Olympic spirit with Cool Runnings from 6:00–7:45.
  • July 5   Chopped! Cooking Competition
    • Harness your inner chef from 6:30–7:45.

All teen events held in the library except Chopped (@ Grace Brethren Church).

Events are free, but registration is required. Sign up in the Library or by calling 717.838.1347.

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Richland Community Library
111 E. Main Street, Richland, PA   Tel:  717-866-4939
www.lclibs.org/richland

June 1-22. Registration. Pick up Summer Reading activity folders and Get Outdoors (GO) Lebanon! playbooks.

Family Programs
Thursdays at 11am

  • June 23            Jay Smar – History Through Folk Music
  • June 30            Native American Games – presented by Lancaster Co. Parks Dept.
  • July 7               Global Playground – held at Moehlman Field Playground, Park Street, Richland
  • July 14             Kids Yoga – Presented by Lynn Kreider of LJ’s Fitness
  • July 21             Play Ball! – Indoor Games and Challenges
  • July 28             Block Party Wrap Up

Special Evening Programs

  • July 12 – 6pm – Wild Edible Plants- presented by Lancaster Co. Parks
  • July 25 – 6pm – Butterfly Program for families – presented by Jerry Schneider

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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