Children's 2017 Summer Reading Program Schedule

WEE READ – (Main) Mon. 6:30-7:00 p.m. and Wed. 10:30-11:00 a.m. - (Branch) Tues. 10:30-11:00 a.m. For children ages birth through 2 years and their caregivers. Listen to books, fingerplays, rhymes and songs.

STORYTIME – (Main) Tues. 6:30-7:15 p.m. - (Branch) Mon. 10:30-11:15 a.m. and Thurs. 6:30-7:15 p.m. For children ages 3, 4, and 5 years-old. Promoting language and literacy through reading and music.

BOOK FEAST-MAIN LIBRARY – Thursdays, June 8-July 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Families are invited to “Book F.E.A.S.T!”  (Fun, Eats & Stories, Too!). Free hot lunches for 18 years and under by the Summer Food Service Program, or bring your own lunch. No registration required.

“FAMILY MOVIES” – Saturdays, June 3 & July 1 10:00-11:30 a.m.  Rated PG. Ask for movie titles. All ages welcome. Under 10 years with an adult.

TALES FOR TAILS - Fridays June 9 & 23 and July 7 & 21, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Read aloud to a therapy dog. Sign up for a 15-minute time slot.

MISTER JOE SHOW - Saturday, June 10, 2:00-3:00 p.m. A blend of juggling, magic, puppetry, musical instruments, plate spinning, and balloon sculpting. Fun for the whole family! Provided by “Mister Joe” Joe Sullivan.

BOYS BOOK CLUB – 2nd Wednesday of the month from 4:15-5:00 p.m. Check out selected title 4 weeks in advance and join boys ages 8-12 for a book discussion, games, activities and snack. Minimum 4th grade reading level.

GIRLS BOOK CLUB – 3rd Wednesday of the month from 4:15-5:00 p.m. Check out selected title 4 weeks in advance and join girls ages 8-12 for a book discussion, games, activities and snack. Minimum 4th grade reading level.

LINDSAY BONILLA AT BOOK FEAST-“PEACE BUILDERS!” – Thurs, June 15, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Main Library auditorium. Join master storyteller Lindsay for exciting audience-participatory folktales tied to our summer theme. Open to all, no reservation needed.

SOLAR ECLIPSE DAY – Saturday, July 8, 2:00-4:00 – Family programs designed to get ready for the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st.

TRICKY MAX COMEDY MAGIC SHOW – Tuesday, July 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Kids will meet busy builder JUSTIN BEAVER who shows them how reading can help them build a better world! Open to all, no reservation needed. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

BUILDING THE MCKINLEY MONUMENT – Tuesday, August 8, 2:00-3:00 p.m. See how the McKinley Monument was built over 100 years ago for President William McKinley. McKinley Museum Education Director Christopher Kenney presents. For children in grade 2 and up.

BUILD A BETTER WORLD THROUGH CONSERVATION – Friday, August 11, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Learn how children are saving wildlife and helping with conservation efforts around the world. McKinley Museum Science Director Lynette Reiner will be our guide.  For children in grade 2 and up.

SUPER READER – June-August.  Pick up a family “Super Reader” card at Main, Branch or Bookmobile. Each CHILD BOOK ITEM (including audiobooks) checked out receives one stamp. Each completed card (with 50 stamps) may be turned in at any location for a chance to win that month’s prize of $50.00 in paperback books.  You may enter multiple times each month. All completed cards will be eligible for a grand prize drawing of $100.00 in paperback books.

Go to www.rodmanlibrary.com/kids and look for the 2017 Summer Reading Club link or stop in at the library for a complete list of programs. All are free!