2018 Summer Reading Program

Let us prove it to you this summer!


Summer Reading Kickoff * Saturday, June 2nd * Beginning at 10:30AM

Cylo will be here at 10:30 for a visit. Don’t forget to stop by the Youth Services Desk to pick up your reading log, and get started on your summer reading! Registration not required. Drop-ins welcome!


Summer Reading Kickoff with Silly Joe * Saturday, June 2nd * 11:00AM

Silly Joe will have you swimming with sharks, walking the plank, cheering like a Zumba Warrior, quacking like a duck, and dancing with underwear on your head! (WHAAAAAAT?) A former camp director and track coach, Silly Joe knows how to get you moving while making you laugh, think, and read! Registration required!


Dutch Wonderland Princess Storytime * Thursday, June 7 * 10:30AM

Princess Brooke will visit, and read a story to us! Registration required!


Special Preschool Storytime with Phredd * Tuesday, June 12 * 10:30AM


This special Preschool Storytime will feature musical guest Phredd who will sing, dance, and play the ukulele with us! Registration required!


Hula Hoop Weaving * Wednesday, June 13 * 6:00PM


During this fun upcycling program you’ll use old t-shirts and a hula hoop to weave a cool, colorful rug to take home. Registration required!


Crafternoons * Beginning June 14 * 3:00PM

Registration required!


Make Some Noise! * Monday, June 18 * 10:30AM

Make musical instruments with Lancaster Parks & Recreation at the library! Registration required!


Groove Pizza * Tuesday, June 19 * 2:00PM

Learn about beat and rhythm, and make your own groove-y digital tunes. Registration required!


Robotics in Motion * Wednesdays, June 20, July 18, August 1 * 6:00PM

Teens! Join us each month for a variety of robotics activities. Registration required!


Giggle Magic Toolbox Kidz * Thursday, June 28 * 10:30AM

Let’s see how kindness can be your most powerful tool. Registration required!

Corduroy Visits! * Saturday, June 9 * 10:30AM

Stop by, and wish Corduroy a Happy 50th Birthday! Registration encouraged!


Basic Junkyard Drumming * Wednesday, June 13 * 2:00PM

Let’s get LOUD at the library! Registration strongly encouraged!


Toolbox Kidz Show w/ Giggle Magic * Wednesday, June 20 * 2:00PM

Let’s see how kindness can be your most powerful tool. Registration required!


Science Matters * Wednesday, June 27 * 2:00PM

Let’s take a closer look at the states of matter. Registration required!

Afternoon at the Movies * Friday, June 8 * 2:00PM

Spend the afternoon in the library watching a family friendly movie! Registration required.


Kindness Rocks * Monday, June 11 * 10:30AM

Help us spread random acts of kindness! Registration required!


Piggy Reading Time * Most Wednesdays * 10:30AM

Where else can you read to a therapy pig? Registration required!


What Makes Bees Buzz? * Wednesday, June 13 * 4:00PM

Let’s explore how bees make sound! Registration required!


Rock n’ Roll Over Dead * Thursday, June 14 * 6:00PM

Help us solve the mystery! Registration required!


Music & Art with Mark DeRose * Monday, June 18 * 10:30AM

Come prepared to sing and dance! Registration required!


Hop into Summer with Musical Frogs * Tuesday, June 19 * 10:30AM

We’ll be inspired by Marianne Berkes’ “Marsh Music” to create our own marshes! Registration required!


Basic Junkyard Drumming * Monday, June 25 * 10:30AM

Let’s get LOUD at the library! Registration encouraged!


Battle of the Songs * Thursday, June 28 * 4:00PM

You think you know music? Let’s see how you do in BATTLE! Registration required!


Crafttime/Buildtime * Most Fridays * Drop-in between 10:30AM-12:30PM

We’ll provide the supplies, you provide the creativity. Walk-ins welcome!



CALLING ALL MAKERS! Show off your creativity! Are you good with electronics? A master painter? A budding musician? Children, teens, and families working as individuals, in pairs, or as family units are invited to showcase what you make at the library on Saturday, July 21st. Visit the Youth Services Desk at the Lancaster City Branch library to register as a Maker. The deadline to register is Monday, July 2.