Libraries ready to rock with Summer Reading!

School is almost out, but that doesn’t mean students have to sit at home bored all summer.

Muhlenberg County Public Libraries is preparing for their annual Summer Reading program, which provides fun activities for all ages throughout the month of June.

This year’s “Libraries Rock!” program will be held June 3-28. Events will be held at both libraries. Interested participants can register at either library beginning May 20.

Summer Reading includes themed programming as well as reading challenges for all ages. Participants will earn points for reading, weekly attendance and for completing certain other activities. At the end of the month, participants will have the opportunity to attend a rewards fair and redeem their points for books and other prizes.

The schedule for children’s and teen programming is as follows:

  • 18 months through 5 years old – Mondays at 10 a.m. at Harbin Memorial and Thursdays at 10 a.m. at Central City
  • Kindergarten through second grade – Mondays at 1 p.m. at Harbin Memorial and Thursdays at 1 p.m. at Central City
  • Third through fifth grade – Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at Harbin Memorial and Fridays at 10 a.m. at Central City
  • Sixth through 12th grade – Tuesdays at 3 p.m. at Harbin Memorial and Thursdays at 3 p.m. at Central City

Participants can attend programs at either or both libraries. However, only one program each week will be counted for attendance points.

Topics for the children’s programs include Music Camp (featuring special guests Derek Harris and Paul Martin of the Misty Mountain String Band); Painting to Music; Libraries Rock!; and Music & Movement (featuring special guest Mary Beth Riley from the UK Cooperative Extension Service). Teen topics include School of Rock (featuring Harris and Martin); Libraries Rock!; Art of Rock/Painting to Music; Hometown Rock (Central City only) and a trivia/game day (Harbin Memorial only).

Children and teen participants are also invited to a Glow Party finale event on July 11 at 1 p.m. (18 mo.-fifth grade) and July 12 at 5 p.m. (sixth-12th grade) as a reward for participation in the Summer Reading Program.

Opportunities are also available for adults to participate in reading challenges and other fun events as part of the Summer Reading program. Adults will have a finale luncheon and recognition program on July 19. More details about these events will be announced at a later date.

These programs are free to all participants.

A full calendar of summer programs is included below.

For more information about the Summer Reading program or other library events, follow Muhlenberg County Public Libraries on social media or call the library at 270-338-4760.