Summer Reading sign-up begins soon, and this year’s theme – A Universe of Stories – promises a lively summer of programs, reading, concerts and crafts that are out of this world.
This year we are launching it with an afternoon of all-ages events on Wednesday, June 26. The fun begins at 4 p.m. with balloon artist Daryl Baldwin creating whimsical sculptures while guests rub elbows with the one-and-only Llama Llama from the popular books by Anna Dewdney. Enjoy an all-ages read-in at 4:30 p.m. and get a jump on your Summer Reading goals. Later on, things start rocking on The Green at 7 p.m. with The Wheel, a six-piece band covering mostly Grateful Dead tunes.
Also starting June 26, you can register for the Summer Reading challenge to earn cool prizes for meeting a variety of reading goals. Adults, teens, school-age children and preschoolers can sign up in person or online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
Look for even more great Summer Reading programs on our website or in the July/August edition of the Footnotes newsletter.
Make Your Mark
With the launch of Summer Reading comes the return of our all-ages bookmark contest, so break out those colored markers and get drawing!
Please use original art only and nothing computer-generated. Entries will be accepted through Aug. 30. Contest entries will be judged anonymously by library staff, and winners will be announced online and in the library in late September. Winning bookmark designs will be printed for distribution in the library.
Pick up an entry form at the library or find it with the Summer Reading information online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
The eggs in our Children’s Place “Incubation Eggsperiment” are getting closer to hatching. We’ve marked Thursday, June 20 as hatch day, but it could be anytime around then. You may even be able to catch the hatching in action on the live-streaming Chick Cam featured on our website at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
— Kristen Roberts