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 above 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?

Prizes! - 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

Wacky Wednesdays at C. Burr Artz!

Date: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:00am
Age Group: 
Join us again this summer as we get a little bit wacky on Wednesdays! Each Wednesday we will be dressing up for some wacky theme and invite everyone to do the same.

The weekly themes are:

June 4: Tie-Dye Day
June 11: Mismatched Clothes Day
June 18: Dress Like a Librarian Day
June 25: Mad Scientist Day

July 2: Red, White and Blue Day
July 9: Prince, Princess and Knight Day
July 16: Favorite T-Shirt Day
July 23: Sports Day
July 30: Favorite Storybook Character Day

August6: Superhero Day

2 o'clock STEM Wednesdays

Date: 
Wednesday, July 23, 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.

STEMsational Challenge!

Date: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us for this STEMsational Experience. On July 23rd, we'll be conducting a Bottle Rocket Experience. You can bring your own 2-liter or smaller bottle with soda-size top, decorated or not. (The top of the rocket will be the bottom of the bottle.)How high can yours go? You get to pump it with our bicycle pump for blast off! (You might get wet.)

Milkshake in Concert

Date: 
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Shake it up with Baltimore's own Milkshake! Who says you have to be quiet in the library? Milkshake is a Grammy-nominated rock duo for kids and kids at heart, made up of vocalist Lisa Mathews and acoustic guitarist Mikel Gehl. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to sing along!

Milkshake Duo

Date: 
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Shake it up with Baltimore's own Milkshake! Who says you have to be quiet in the library? Milkshake is a Grammy-nominated rock duo for kids and kids at heart, made up of vocalist Lisa Mathews and acoustic guitarist Mikel Gehl. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to sing along!

Extreme Hula Hoop Fun with Soolah Hoops!

Date: 
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Come join Soolah as she shares the joys of hula hooping! Kids will be entertained with a demonstration of hula hooping tricks with different kinds of hula hoops. Soolah will share her hoops, teaching kids how to hoop, how to do some tricks and play some games! Hoops will be provided! Please be sure your child is in comfortable clothing and has a water bottle to stay hydrated!

How To Use Your Marbles!

Date: 
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Marbles have been around throughout the world since ancient times. Join us as the Frederick Knucklers Marble Club demonstrate how the game of marbles is played and guide you through playing a couple of games. Marbles will be provided.

Extreme Hula Hoop Fun with Soolah Hoops!

Date: 
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Come join Soolah as she shares the joys of hula hooping! Kids will be entertained with a demonstration of hula hooping tricks with different kinds of hula hoops. Soolah will share her hoops, teaching kids how to hoop, how to do some tricks and play some games! Hoops will be provided! Please be sure your child is in comfortable clothing and has a water bottle to stay hydrated!

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