Library launches summer reading program today

June 4, 2013 

York County libraries will offer summer reading programs for all ages beginning Monday, June 10.

York County libraries will offer summer reading programs for all ages beginning Monday, June 10.

Participants may keep track of hours read with the online summer reading program.

The four distinct programs are: “Tiny Tots” designed for children ages 3 and younger and their parent; “Dig into Reading” for children ages 12; “Beneath the Surface” for rising sixth-12th graders; and “Groundbreaking Reads” for adults.

Each reading program features special prizes and incentives for those who complete the reading requirements.

In addition, free programs for children and families include weekly performances by puppeteers, theatre groups, and others.

This month’s programs are:

• Dig Into Reading Kick-Off, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, June 10. Children ages 12 and younger are invited to learn about the summer reading program materials and make an Egyptian statue to hang in the library and design a personal cartouche necklace using hieroglyphics. No registration required.

• Shark Party Extravaganza, 5-6:30 p.m. June 13. Shark-themed games, crafts, and refreshments for rising sixth-12th graders. Call 803-831-7774 to register.

• The Magic of John Tudor, 10:30 a.m. June 14. Magician John Tudor performs a magic show for pre-K-fifth-grade audiences. No registration required, but seating is limited.

• Mountain Music, 10:30 a.m. June 21. Learn about the history of instrument making in the Appalachian Mountains during Jeff Robbins’ musical presentation. For pre-K – fifth graders and families. No registration required, but seating is limited.

• Aesop’s Fantastic Fables, 10:30 a.m. June 28. Lee Bryan, “That Puppet Guy,” brings his handmade puppets to life with three of Aesop’s Fables: “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Lion and the Mouse,” and “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” Recommended for pre-K-fifth graders. No registration is required, but seating is limited.

Teens can participate in free programs including geocaching, chess club, anime and more.

The summer reading programs are sponsored by Friends of the York County Library. Register at yclibrary.org and view a complete schedule of summer programs.

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