It’s finally here! Summer Reading sign-up begins Monday, June 19. This year’s theme – Build a Better World – will inspire people of all ages to take their reading to the next level.
Reporting for prizes begins July 3, and all summer long, the library will be hosting programs focusing on fun ways to build up your awareness of this big, wonderful world we live in!
Sign up online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org or in person, and check out upcoming programs on our website or in the latest version of the Footnotes newsletter. Preschoolers are invited to join our brand-new Rubber Ducky club to get started on early literacy activities for the summer and beyond!
Not just for kids
We don’t think adults should be left out of all the summer reading fun, and that’s why we have a special Summer Reading Program for the 18 and over set. Register online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org beginning June 19 or visit the Information Desk to find out how you can record your reading adventures for a chance to win great prizes.
Let’s get it started
We love getting our Summer Reading Program started off right, so this year we’ve invited master balloon artist and magician Daryl Baldwin to amaze and entertain us at the Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration and Balloon Extravaganza Wednesday, June 21, at 2 p.m. With more than three decades of experience, Baldwin will delight guests with his unique brand of larger-than-life balloon sculptures. Kids and families are invited to join us as we get ready to Build a Better World – one balloon sculpture at a time!
Save the date
Back by popular demand, the library will transform into an 18-hole miniature golf course on Sunday, July 9, from 1-5 p.m. Library mini-golf was such a hit last year and at our centennial celebration a few years ago that we decided to bring it back this summer. Golfers of all ages, from pros to duffers, can enjoy this favorite family pastime inside the library’s delightfully climate-controlled environs. This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information!
All events are free and take place at Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar. For more information, call 439-9314 or visit bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
Friday, June 16
Coffee & Conversation: Virtual Tour of Schuyler Mansion
Take a peek inside the home of renowned Revolutionary War general and U.S. senator Philip J. Schuyler. Photos and more will highlight the mansion’s history. 1-3 p.m. Hourlong program is followed by a coffee hour featuring beverages and light refreshments.
— Kristen Roberts