Summer Reading for 2019 has begun! Each age group has unique prizes and challenges to provide for additional interest. Read as a family, challenge your friends, or go it solo - it's all a community event however you proceed, and we're glad to have you! See below for further information and links.
Pick up a Summer Reading Adventure Guide, earn prize packs and a grand prize at hourly reading levels, enter drawings and earn additional goodies!
Earn prizes at 10, 20, and 30 hours logged. There are 7 grand prizes up for grabs, and a Teen/YA book is provided to all that register, while supplies last.
For those aged 18 and above: with a space hero display, book guide, challenge list, and a tremendously amazing gift basket grand prize, there’s plenty to be excited about!
You can sign up for, and access your reading account from Beanstack (this link is also on our homepage).
Summer Reading in New York Libraries is supported by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Date: Wednesday, July 24
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room
Navigate the stars with Grace the Pirate in this rollicking interactive play where the audience is cast right into the show! The character is based on the historical Irish pirate, Grace O’Malley, that sailed during the Elizabethan period. She is feisty, strong-willed and fearless. Bedecked in her Elizabethan vest, skirt, knickers, boots and hat, she is a true swashbuckler from the 17th century. Presented by Kit’s Interactive Theatre. No registration required.
Date: Thursday, August 1
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Congress Park (Rain/Heat Location: H. Dutcher Community Room)
Join Peter, Paul and George for a Concert in Congress Park! Peter, Paul and George present community dancing and an eclectic variety of music. Songs from different cultures are performed and participatory dancing (for all ages) is highly encouraged!
More about Peter, Paul, and George: This trio has worked together since 1994, and Peter and George have each been arts educators for over 30 years. Their repertoire consists primarily of contra, square and international folk dances accompanied by lively reels, jigs, polkas and waltzes. Their music and dances transform even the most adamant, grimacing youngsters declaring “I will never dance” into smiling dance-lovers asking: “When is the next dance?”
Rain/Heat Location: H. Dutcher Community Room