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Summer Reading Challenge begins June 11

We are excited for our annual summer reading challenge to begin soon. This year's theme is a music one as we celebrate the many musical ways that Libraries Rock!
Read below for highlights of our summer activities designed to encourage summer reading and have available, fun and free activities for children and families.


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Read & Bead

We are trying a few different things this summer. One is a reading necklace kids can build as they read (and listen) throughout the summer. Each child who signs up receives a chain necklace with a "Library Rocks" brag tag. Children earn beads to add to their necklace for every 15 minutes of reading.  AND - every child who signs up gets to choose a free paperback book!

The other new element is an online component to summer reading. Parents can sign up their children online. Kids can earn digital badges as they complete tasks. We still recommend the paper log for keeping track of reading for the "Read & Bead".  Check the library's website for more information. 


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Summer Storytime

Wednesdays @ 10:30 am
June 13 - August 9
Best for ages 3 - up
No registration. Come when you can.
Each week features a different theme that includes books, fingerplays, rhymes, flannelboards, music and movement. 


Summer Reading Kick off flyer  June 11 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
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Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays is a series of events primarily for children entering grades 1 - 5. 
Our first one is
"Percussion Rocks" on Tuesday June 19 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm.  Explore the drums and other percussion instruments during this hands-on presentation by drummer and AHS band director Dan Kesterke. Check the library's website for a complete list of Terrific Tuesday events. 


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Early Literacy Summer Reading

Babies and Toddlers need books too! For the third year, we will be offering an Early Literacy program for children age 3 and younger. Beginning June 11, parents can stop in and pick up an Activity Log which features a variety of singing, playing, talking and reading activities to do with your young child. Upon completion of all of the activities, turn in the log and choose a board book for your little one.  Then get another Activity Log for more fun and another book.

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What to Read, What to Read?

Do you ever struggle with finding good books to read to your children? Are you tired of reading the same ol' thing? Do you have a picky reader in the house?
We can help!  The library has reading lists, links to websites and librarians to help you find just the right book for the children in your lives. Stop in; give us a call, or email the Children's Librarian Cathy Chesher at

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Thank you Adrian Noon Rotary

Thank you to the Adrian Noon Rotary for sponsoring our summer reading activities for kids and teens. They are the reason we can offer some great events and can give each child who signs up for summer reading a book. 

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