Clifford, The Big Red Dog Story Book Costume Character will celebrate Summer Reading at the Public Libraries of Lancaster County!

Clifford the loveable storybook character from author Norman Bridwell’s book, Clifford, The Big Red Dog, will visit local public libraries to celebrate summer reading!  Listen to classic Clifford stories, enjoy fun activities and be sure to bring you camera for a picture with Clifford himself.

The Clifford series includes more than 70 children’s books and was designed to teach children life lessons through reading.  Clifford was the runt of the litter, and was chosen by a city child named Emily Elizabeth Howard as her birthday present.  No one expected Clifford to grow, but Emily Elizabeth’s love for her tiny red puppy changed Clifford dramatically. Before long, he was over 25 feet tall, forcing the Howard family to leave the city and move to the open spaces of Birdwell Island.


Clifford Story Book Costume Character Visits
Sat. May 30 at 11-2:00 pm
Lancaster Public Library
(Location: TBD)Mon. Jun 1 at 4:00 pm
Columbia Public LibraryTues. June 2 at 10:30 am
Eastern Lancaster County Library (New Holland)

Wed. June 3 at 10:30 am
Moores Memorial Library (Christiana)Wed. June 3 at 6:30 pm
Adamstown Area Library
Thurs. June 4 at 10:00 am

 Ephrata Public Library

Thurs. June 4 at 12:30 pm
Lancaster Public Library East – Leola Branch

Thurs. June 4 at 6:30 pm
Elizabethtown Public Library

Fri. June 5 at 10:30 am

 Lancaster Public Library West – Mountville Branch

Friday, June 5 at 2:00 pm
Manheim Township Public Library

Sat. June 6 at 10:00 am
Milanof-Schock Library (Mount Joy)

Please contact library listed to register for program.
For a listing of local libraries, visit
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About the Library System of Lancaster County
The Library System of Lancaster County is a federated system with 14 member libraries, three branches and a bookmobile, which serves 519,462 residents. Established in April 1987, the Library System provides well-coordinated countywide services and cooperative programs to assist member libraries in meeting the diverse needs of its community residents.  The mission of the Library System of Lancaster County is to bring together all 14 member public libraries to plan and create a cost-effective network of technology, facilities and resources to meet the informational, educational and recreational needs of all residents of Lancaster County.  The Library System ensures that a network of support services is provided to all public libraries in the county.

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