Beginning June 11 and continuing until supplies run out, read or be read to in this exciting reading challenge. Program is open to non-reading babies to Middle School students. There are prizes to be earned during your reading adventure, including a ticket to the End of Summer Bash, a fantastic fun party! Every time you check out a book you earn a ticket for a chance to win big prizes! (Limit one ticket per child, per day).
Registration required for all events. Events do not require a library card.
MANLY MONDAY Weekly @ 6:30pm. Ages 8-14.
June 25-BUILD IT! Competition (Registration 6/11)
July 2- Make Your Own: Catapults (Registration 6/18)
July 9-Make Your Own: Bouncy Balls (Registration 6/25)
July 16-Awesome Airplanes (Registration 7/2)
July 30-Body Science (Registration 7/16)
August 6-Investigative Mysteries (Registration 7/23)
Tales on Tuesdays (snack, craft, story) Ages to 2-7 at 10:30a.m.:
June 19-Sandy Surf Beach Storytime (Registration 6/4)
July 3-Choo!Choo! Train Storytime (Registration 6/18)
July 17-Pinkalicious Storytime (Registration 7/2)
July 31-Argh, Matey! Pirate Storytime (Registration 7/16)
Wednesday Morning Performances @ 10:30-11:15 a.m.:
June 20-The Philadelphia Zoo June 27-Ran'd Shine Magic
July 11-Dragons and Dreams Sciencetellers
July 18-The Magical Entertainment of Eric Dasher
August 1- Fryed Folk Music Thunder Thursday Weekly at 3:30p.m. Ages 10-17.
June 21-Moon Gardening (Registration 6/4, rain date 6/26)
June 28-Water Balloon Blast (Registration 6/11, rain date 7/2 )
July 5-Pop Art (Registration 6/18)
July 12-T-Shirt Re-Construction w/Tamara Rollins (Registration 6/25)
July 19-Funky Pens (Registration 7/2)
July 26-Moon Melon Seed Spitting Contest (Registration 7/9, rain date 7/31)
August 2-Yoga (Registration 7/16)
Fun Friday! Weekly @ 10:30 am. All ages welcome!
June 15-Bubble Blast (Registration 5/29)
June 22-Window Art (Registration 6/4, rain date 6/26)
June 29- Animal Disguises (Registration 6/11)
July 6-Sunny Sidewalk Paint (Registration 6/ 18, rain date 8/10)
July 13-Animalitos (Registration 6/25)
July 20-Playdough Monsters (Registration 7/2)
July 27-Recycle-Bots (Registration 7/9)
August 3-Mystery Surprise! (Registration 7/16) Science in the Summer
Super Duper Silly Saturday All Ages @ 11 am
June 16-The Prince's Ball (Registration 5/29)
June 23-Superhero Saturday (Registration 6/4)
July 7-Eric Carle Storytime (Registration 6/18)
August 4-Moonlight Time (Registration 7/16)
Also: Young Gardeners - Thursday at 10:30a.m. Ages 6 to 10:
July 5-Butterflies (Registration 6/18)
July 19- Garden Fun (Registration 7/2)
Brown Bag Book Talk at 12p.m. Sign up and receive a free copy of the book! Come back on the program day with a packed lunch to answer questions and talk about the book.
June 26- The Ride That Was Really Haunted (Registration 5/29)
July 10- Judy Moody: Girl Detective (Registration 6/4)
July 31-Ballpark Mysteries: The Pinstripe Ghost (Registration 7/2)
Lego Club June 23, July 28, and August 18 Saturday at 10a.m. Ages 4 to 10.
ILLStyle & Peace July 10 at 3:30p.m. - A world famous hip hop dance group!
BENTLeY'S BOARDS-July 24 at 4p.m. - Pro skateboarders show off their skills!
Monday Morning Yoga June 18-July 30 (Not 7/23)@ 10:30am. Ages 6-12. Registration required.
July 23-July 26 Students entering 2nd to 7th grade. Registration runs June 11th-July 9th. This four-day workshop is sponsored by the Franklin Institute & GlaxoSmithKline. This years theme is Simple Machines. Sessions run for 45 min. & students must attend all 4 days.
Sleepy Storytime Tuesdays @ 7pm. All ages welcome!
June 19-Space (Registration 6/4)
July 3-Snakes (Registration 6/18)
July 17- Roar! (Registration 7/2)
July 31- Boats (Registration 7/16
Mommy&Me Storytime Thursday July 12 @10:30.Infant to 5.(Registration 6/25) Get a copy of our storytime book at sign up. Come back for a special storytime&craft.
Popcorn Slumber Party June 29, July 13, July 27, and August 3 at 2p.m. Open to everyone! Wear your PJs and bring a sleeping bag. This year we're going retro with some old family favorites. Stop in the library to find out what we're showing! End of Summer bash August 7 at 5p.m. Earn your reading certificate by August to be invited to this not-to-be-missed party!
Summer Reading Program & performances provided by a grant from Trinity Reform Church & Greater Pottstown Foundation. Other sponsors include: Parma Pizza, McDonald's, Philly Pretzel Company, and Rita's Water Ice.
In addition, the Library will be collecting pajamas all summer long that will be donated to crisis shelters in the area. Drop yours off today!