SUMMER READING 2017

Register now at the Library for fun, educational activities and programs throughout the summer!

YOUTH IN THE LIBRARY

Beginning with very young children, we encourage parents and caretakers to bring children to the Library frequently. Older children are encouraged to browse the Juvenile and Young Adult collections and use the public access computersWith accompanying adult supervision, students may use the auditorium to work on school projects together

The Library has partnered with Rebecca Zukowski-Gillespie of Blondie’s to offer Disney princess themed evening events.  Rebecca, in costume and character, reads the classic Disney fairy tale, answers the children’s questions and gives her “autograph.” To date, the Library has welcomed Rebecca as Cinderella and Snow White.  Check the Calendar page on this site for the next princess event.

We are excited to be working with Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs to schedule “Read to the Dog” opportunities.  Look for the schedule to be posted on our Calendar page. In Addition, each year, the Library participates in the State wide Summer Reading Club.  Those programs and events are publicized in late Spring.

“The library is like a gym for the brain.”

-Hannah, Age 12

THE CHILDREN’S ROOM

A bequest from the estate of Irmgard Bollinger, wife of Library Trustee Del Bollinger, enabled the Library to create StoryTime corners furnished  with comfortable and inviting carpeting and rocking chairs. The Children’s Room is a place for young children to browse, read, color, play with stuffed toys and, importantly, share time with their families, parents, siblings, and caretakers in an atmosphere that supports learning through exploration.

Young children are encouraged to participate in Saturday morning StoryTimes. Each week, the selections are tailored to the children who attend.  Sometimes children are eager to read themselves. The Library has a good selection of “I Can Read” books.  Often, older siblings accompany their younger brothers and sisters. StoryTime is open to all children who will enjoy paying attention and participating.