Universe of Stories – Children’s Summer Reading 2019

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Join In!

It's easy to be a part of Summer Quest (SQ): sign up in the Children's Room beginning June 17, then read at home to earn incentives, and have fun at optional programs!  Kids who participate in summer library programs keep their minds active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed, so pick up your Activity Log in the Children's Room and start reading to earn prizes!

Weekly Programs for Kids of all Ages

Programs will run from June 18 - July 27.
A full description of each program is available on the Events Calendar.

Movers and Shakers
2s and 3s and a caregiver
Mondays at 10:15am

Circle Time
All ages and a caregiver
Tuesdays at 10:15am

Pajama Storytime
All ages and a caregiver
Tuesdays at 7pm

Books and Babies
Babies birth-23 months and a caregiver
Wednesdays at 10:15am

Lego Club
Ages 4 and up
Wednesdays at 4:30 pm

Ages 4 and 5
Thursdays at 1:30 pm

Wednesday Night Live!

Join us every Wednesday for live entertainment! Each week we will feature a new event which will include music, storytelling, magicians and more!

Sciencetellers June 19

Allison DeSalvo World of Song June 26

Turtle Dance July 10

The Juggernauts July 17

Magician Ran’D Shine July 24

The Digger and David Puppet Show July 31


Drop in Thursdays!

Each week from 10:30—3:00 we'll have a drop in activity for you to explore!

Astronaut Training Camp
All ages welcome
July 11th

Drive in movie: TBD
Movie lovers of all ages welcome!
August 1st at 10:30 am

STEM Thursdays
Calling tinkerers of all ages!
July 18th, 25th and August 8th


Registration REQUIRED Activities

Entering grades K-5 during the month of July. A full description of each program is available on the Events Calendar - click the program title to be taken to its listing!


Fantastic Beasts at HTFL
ages 5 and up 
Wednesday July 24th at 11:00
Registration will open Wednesday, July 10th

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Friday, July 26 drop off by 4:00 pm

Space Tie-Dye
Grades 6-12
Tuesday, July 30 at 7pm

Swedes in Space
Grades K-5
Wednesday, August 7 at 1pm
Registration will open Wednesday, July 24th



Family Reading Challenge

The importance of reading aloud to children of all ages, even children who can read on their own, is paramount. Instilling a love of reading in your child, sharing more difficult books that your child may not be able to read alone, encouraging reluctant readers, and increasing family involvement through the sharing of good books are just some of the benefits of reading aloud. Therefore, the Family Reading Challenge is designed to encourage families to increase the amount of time they spend reading together and provide fun incentives throughout the summer!

How to participate: First, download and print the Family Reading Challenge Sheet  you may also stop at the Library to pick up a copy. Next, choose a children’s book to read together and spend time reading aloud each week. You set the time—10 minutes in the morning or an hour before bed—whatever works for your family. Finally, fill in the front and back of the tab below if you’ve read together during that week and bring the tab to the Library at your next visit to place it in the raffle jar. Throughout the summer we’ll choose prize winners and at the end of the Family Reading Challenge one lucky family will win our GRAND PRIZE, a Family Membership to the Philadelphia Zoo!