An array of exciting Summer Reading Programs at Public Libraries will Educate and Entertain Youth!

Public Libraries of Lancaster County and the Bookmobile kicked off this year’s Summer Reading Program on June 4th. Readers of all ages are invited to READ all things related to this year’s theme as local public libraries present Get on Your Mark, Get Set…Read!” during their summer reading program, while Get in the Game…Read” is the teen slogan.   The themes for this year’s program for each of the age groups are: physical health, mind & body health, nutrition, exercise, physical sports, and exercising the brain. The public libraries will offer special stories, events, music, and hands-on learning centered on these themes and much more!

The countywide reading program begins June 4 and will run until August 13, 2016. Youth may join anytime during this time frame. The 2016 Summer Reading Program supports Pennsylvania Academic Standards & PA Early Learning Standards and is open to children and teens of all ages. Program  components include 4 reading levels: Read Aloud (birth-4 years), Elementary (ages 5-9), Tween (ages 10-12) and the Teen level (ages 13-19).

Here is a full list of highlighted programs sponsored by the Library System at Public Libraries


Individual Program Schedules …Simply click on each link to access a particular program description and full schedule!

 CHI – St. Joseph Children’s Health with Hank the Health Hero

Rockford Plantation Colonial Programs

Dutch Wonderland Princess Appearances

Very Hungry Caterpillar Visits

Bushels of Fun – Magic of Erik

Toni Albert Nature Specialist

Lancaster County Environmental Center Programs

Jesse the Reptile Guy from Forgotten Friends Reptile Sanctuary

Lancaster Conservation District Programs

Heads Up Lancaster – Introduction to Junkyard Drumming

Bright Star Touring Theatre

North Museum of Nature & Science

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