Summer Reading

Select your program:

 (Birth through fifth graders (as of  Sept 2014)

Spark a Reaction Teen Program May 1 - August 9, 2014Teens include sixth graders through college freshmen (as of Sept 2014)

 

Join Our Summer Reading Program

May 1 - August 9, 2014

What is Summer Reading?

A free, fun program for kids birth-high school. Kids and teens do activities at home or at the library and earn the chance to win prizes! Sign-up online by selecting your program below or visit your local library to register and see a list of programs. Kids who register online should visit the library to pick up their Summer Reading materials. The teen program can be completed entirely online but teens should visit the library in order to pick up their free Keys ticket and Passport.

What can we win?

Just for signing up, kids and teens are registered for the Grand Prize drawing: a chance to win a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark! Kids are also registered for a chance to win a Kindle Fire, and teens could win a Playstation 4.

Upcoming Summer Reading Events

Science Under the Stars

Date: 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Fizz Boom Science Experiments - every week a different experiment - this is a very hands on program, so come prepared to get messy, get dirty, get creative! We'll build, take apart, examine, play and discover. Ages 6-11, please register weekly to assure for adequate supplies.

Here Comes Catoctin Zoo

Date: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:15am to 11:00am
The zoo is coming to your library! Join the animal experts from the Catoctin Zoo as they share their knowledge and their live animals with you. You’ll find out what like is like behind the scenes of a zoo. You don't want to miss it. Tickets for the program will be given out the day of the event.

Here Comes Catoctin Zoo

Date: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 11:15am to 12:15pm
The zoo is coming to your library! Join the animal experts from the Catoctin Zoo as they share their knowledge and their live animals with you. You’ll find out what like is like behind the scenes of a zoo. You don't want to miss it. Tickets for the program will be given out the day of the event.

2 o'clock STEM Wednesdays

Date: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Join us Wednesdays for this nine-week series to see fun, fast, and amazing STEMonstrations. Get ready: there may be an opportunity for hands-on experimentation!
On June 25 (Egg Drop Challenge), July 23 (Bottle Rocket Challenge), and August 20 (Slingshot Challenge), we will have special STEMsational Challenges. Contact the library for more information and to register for these three events.

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