Summer is almost here and parents all across Adams County will soon be hearing “I’m Bored!!!” Never fear the Adams County Library System is here! Beginning June 1 and running through August 12 there will be activities for children of all ages happening at a library near you.
Our theme this year is Libraries Rock and each library will have activities that really rock. Beginning June 1 you may register for Summer Quest online from home or at your local library and for each 200 minutes they read, children will receive incentives. This year children will also be asked to complete fun activities each week. Children will be able to report time read, record book titles that they read as well as activities that they participate in over the summer, using our new Summer Quest program found on our website at www.adamslibrary.org
This year don’t miss our third annual FunFest: Kick off event Friday June 8 from 4-7pm at the Gettysburg Rec Park at 545 Long Lane in Gettysburg. This is a fun evening of free activities for the entire family.
Throughout the summer there will be story times for babies, and pre-schoolers, children of all ages will be able to read to Therapy Dogs and design and build things at the Trone Memorial Library on Maker Monday. Each library in Adams County will have large group performers such as Beth Rebert who will tell “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” by Jon Scleszka. Mark DeRosa Music will also entertain us this summer with music, art and movement in an energetic show that encourages everyone to find their own creativity. Creatures Great and Small will visit libraries this summer with all kinds of animals for you to meet, including parrots, turtles, an Australian Dumping Frog and many more. Some libraries will have movie nights and craft days.
The Jean Barnett Trone Memorial Library will have programs for all ages on Wednesday mornings at 10:30am. Some of these programs include a Music Camp, Silly Joe : an interactive musical storytime and the Bubble Lady.
The Jean Barnett Trone Memorial Library will have activities for Teens and Tweens on Thursdays. Some of these activities include The science of Sound, Draw a song, rhythm cups, the STEMobile with a robotics program, a karaoke party and many more. For those who love Young Adult books there is a book discussion group The Orange Label Readers who will meet twice a month to discuss books. Activities for adults will be our regular Chicks with Sticks group, Quilting group and adult books discussion group.
To end the summer Jean Barnett Trone Memorial Library of East Berlin will host a carnival for children who participated in the summer reading program. The carnival will be on Wednesday, August 8 from 10:30 to noon at the library. For more information on what is happening at your local library stop by that library or visit adamslibrary.org for more details on events.
Submitted by Sherry Feeser, Youth Services Coordinator, Jean Barnett Trone Memorial Library of East Berlin