The Summer Reading Program at the Centre Hall and East Penns Valley (Millheim) Libraries encourages pre-K through 5th graders to enjoy reading through the summer. The children log the number of pages they read and enter to win some awesome prizes. The libraries also have fun events throughout the summer.
Here’s what you need to know:
CENTRE HALL AREA BRANCH LIBRARY:
June 20 from 2 – 4 p.m.: The fun begins at the Centre Hall library with a Summer Reading Kick-off Party. Activities include games, sidewalk chalk art, face painting, food, and more. Kids can help plant a flower garden along the library fence, decorate a watering can, and keep the garden watered each time you visit the library.
June 24: Sign up online for the reading program! Go to www.centrecountylibrary.org and click on the “Summer Reading” link. Then, choose the appropriate level, click “Sign Me Up!” and start logging your reading! (Or, stop by the library for some help.)
Plan to stop in the library regularly so you can check in at the main desk and receive your prize tickets. Then, your child can enter them for a fantastic prize.
You want to just call Thursdays “Library Day” because there will lots of fun activities each week. Here are the weekly activities:
June 27: 2 – 3 p.m. Shaver’s Creek Special: See and learn about reptiles and amphibians, including snakes, turtles, frogs, and toads.
Wednesday, July 10: 2 – 3 p.m. Meet Kathy Miller, author of Chippy Chipmunk books!
July 11: 2 – 3 p.m. Touch-a-Truck: Check out (and touch!) some construction vehicles from Shawver Landscaping.
July 18: 2 – 3 p.m. Diggin’ Up Bones: Look at real fossils, make your own fossil, and learn about archeologists and paleontologists.
July 25th: 2 – 3 p.m. Meet Punxsutawney Phil! Bring your cameras for this one!
August 1st: 2 – 3 p.m. Worm Race! Get your own worm, give him a name, coach, and cheer him on to victory! The winner, and their worm, will receive a special prize.
EAST PENNS VALLEY LIBRARY:
Events are held at the Millheim Borough Building on Mondays from 2:30 – 3:30.
July 1: Fossil Fun
July 8: Touch-A-Truck!
July 15: Shaver’s Creek – Snakes, Turtles, Frogs and Toads
July 22: Swartz Puppets Presents….
July 29: Punxsutawney Phil visit!
Enjoy your home,