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Annual Summer Reading Program @ PMPL
Join us this summer for a ton of great programs and events that the whole family will enjoy!
Welcome to the 2016 PMPL Summer Reading Program!
Build a Better World!
Registration begins on Monday June 19. Register for SRP at the Library & receive a reading log, information, and other prizes!
Summer Reading Program @ PMPL
The Summer Reading Program is a great time for children, teens and parents to join in lots of fun at the library with programs and prizes for kids who love reading! Summer Reading Program is also designed to help sustain your child's reading skills throughout the summer so he or she can start the next school year on the right foot. Registration begins on June 19 @ the library.
Parents who read to their children and small children who are reading to themselves can register for the SRP at the library. Teens can register from any location through links on our website on the Teen/YA page, and then post the books and number of pages read. Please ask if you have any questions.
Please note that our Kids Arts & Crafts Hour is for kids ages 7 & up and is now the same as our Saturday Craft Hour. Registration is required and seating is limited! Participating kids should have basic craft skills. Kids are not to be left unattended at the library. Please call if you have any questions.
Day care centers are not permitted to attend our regularly scheduled storyhours, Kids Arts & Crafts, and some indoor special events at the library. However, PMPL will accomodate day care centers for their own events at the library, and can give permission for day care centers to register to attend special events held in our larger 2nd floor meeting room during the summer. Please ask if you have any questions. We will accomodate large groups and daycares when we can. Otherwise special programs for day care centers and large groups need to be scheduled one month in advance. Please contact the library for more information. (570-894-8860)
All SRP events require registration!
Please call the library for more information or if you have any questions about SRP @ 570-894-8860.
Contact: Susanne Mocerino, Children's Librarian
Please pick up a copy of the SRP events calender at the Library's Circ Desk & Children's Department for more detailed information. Please note the regularly scheduled programs throughout the summer:
We still have some storyhours every week, but check the schedule calendar for any changes because of SRP events. There will only one program or event per day.
SRP Calendar of Events
Saturday June 24 from 1:00-3:00 pm - Summer Dance Party with DJ Jay - kick off the SRP with all your library friends and family. All ages welcome to this joyous celebration with dancing, DJ music, games and prizes. Last year we had a blast, and we expect more fun this year! Get dazzled by PMPL's own disco ball while you dance and play!
Monday June 26 @ 1:30 pm - Meet local author Dee Kasarda and lister to her read her wonderful book about a lion fish. We are all someone special! Kids will make a special craft to take home. All kids welcome.
Tuesday June 27 @ 10:30 am - Geisinger Dental Health Team visits - join us to learn about taking care of your teeth. Learn how to keep your teeth cavity free! All ages welcome.
Wednesday June 28 @ 1:30 pm - Meet Ryan from the PA Game Commission - Ryan will talk to the kids about what the PA Game Commission does to protect our animals, and he will also teach about the animals that live in our local habitat. Ryan will show the kids animal skin, bones and other artifacts to show how unique and interesting wild animals are. Ryan will also teach the kids how to look for animal tracks. Ages 4 & up.
Wednesday July 5 @ 1:30 pm - Keva Plank and Building Games - Join the group and create buildings and other unique structures with our Keva Planks. We want to see how creative everyone can get. Kids can work in groups or alone to get the job done. Other building games will be availalbe to help kids learn through playing how to build a better world! All ages.
Saturday July 8 @ 1:30 pm - Join Miss Sue for a very special tour of our local Coolbaugh Historical Association at the Wills Mansion right across from the Library. See artifacts and learn interesting local history and what life was like in the Poconos years ago. See unique military artifacts from the past. Find out for yourself if it's haunted! All family members welcome.
Monday July 10 @ 1:30 pm - Meditation for Children with Miss Bev. Join Ananda certified meditation instructor, Bev Abel, for a unique class for kids age 5 and up to learn meditation techniques that will show them how to relax and focus their engergies. Parents and kids will learn together.
Tuesday July 11 @ 10:30 am - PMRP - Officer Dan Smelas - everyone loves when Officer Smelas visits the library to teach kids about law enforcement, bicycle safety, being a good citizen and fighting crime. He'll bring his trusty police dog! Officer Smelas and all the PMRP are our local heroes! Parents can also get tips on child safety seats. All ages.
Wednesday July 12 @ 2:00 pm - All American Dinosaur Show with Mike & Roberta Straka - Always a big hit, the dinosaur show returns to the library! This year we'll learn about how to build a T-Rex!!! See archaeological pictures and actual fossils of dinosaurs that lived millions of years ago. All ages welcome.
Thursday July 13 @ 10:30 am - Geisinger Nutrition Program - the health team from Geisinger will teach kids how to take good care their bodies with nutrition and exercise. Fun games and activities will help kids learn about a healthy body. All ages.
Tuesday July 18 @ 10:30 am - Nascar Pace Car from Pocono Raceway! Join us outside to see the Pocono Raceway's Pace Car and meet Tricky the Macot. Kids will get to sit in the pace car and get pictures with Tricky. Join us for this super fun event! We've been doing this for 12 years and the kids always love it! Learn about the Pocono Raceway and how important it is to our local economy. All ages.
Wednesday July 19 @ 2:00 pm - Magic of Sharks with Steve Woyce - Dive into the ocean with Magician Steve Woyce. He will amaze us with his underwater shark show. Don't be afraid of Jaws! Steve can make him disappear before your very eyes! All ages welcome.
Thursday July 20 @ 10:30 am - Kids Origami with Miss Cecilia! Learn the art of folding paper even for little hands. Miss Cecilia will teach the kids simple techniques to make their own animals and shapes. Ages 7 & up.
Monday July 24 @ 1:30 pm - Pocono Mountains Music Festival ~ special event ~ Come on, Let's Dance! ~ Join veteran dancer, Conny Andres, for an hour of fun movement. Conny will share stories, answer questions, and help everyone create dance combinations that will get you moving. Put on your dancing shoes... or your flip flops.... feel the beat and get ready to dance. All ages welcome. (Sponsored by the Associated Libraries of Monroe County in cooperation with the Pocono Mountains Music Festival.)
Tuesday July 25 @ 10:30 am ~ FIELD TRIP to Callie's Pretzel Factory! ~ Everyone is welcome to meet Miss Sue in the parking lot at the Callie's Pretzel Factory in Mountainhome to see how this wonderful local business makes pretzels right in our backyard. We'll see pretzels being made and can enjoy a treat from Gretchen. Please sign up for this program! Miss Sue needs to know how many kids and adults are coming. All ages.
Wednesday July 26 @ 2:00 pm - Magic Show with Bob Conrad the Magician. He will fascinate us with his magic show and how to build a better world using his magic and ventriloquism, balloons and storytelling. Let yourself be dazzled! All ages welcome.
Thursday July 27 @ 10:30 am - KCEEC Presents the Water Cycle - Our friends from the Kettle Creek Environmental Center will give us a program about the water cycle and nature. They will show us how important water is for the environment...and us! A slideshow presentation will show the kids about water, and kids will get to make a bracelet craft. All ages.
Saturday July 29 @ 9:00 am until 1:00 pm - Special Pocono Raceway Kids Day in Longpond ~ Get your free kids tickest at PMPL from Miss Sue. Children 12 and under are FREE, everyone else needs a ticket to get admission at the Pocono Raceway. Gates open at 8:00 am and you can stay for the Arca Race and more! Join the local community for this great day at the Tricky Triangle!
Monday July 31 @ 1:30 pm - Pocono Mountains Music Festival ~ special event ~ Let's Play with Percussion Instruments! ~ Join Musicians Wendy Law and Charles Sanders II for some live interactive music with piano, cellos and percussion instruments of all kinds. We will all play together! All ages welcome. (Sponsored by the Associated Libraries of Monroe County in cooperation with the Pocono Mountains Music Festival.)
Tuesday Aug 1 @ 10:30 am - KCEEC Pocono Wildlife & Critter Parts - Join Miss Sue and the Kettle Creek Environmental Center for a special program that teaches kids about the wildlife that lives all around us. Children will see a video and get to handle skins and furs. Please register. All ages.
Wednesday Aug 2 @ 1:30 pm - Special visit by the Coolbaugh Township Volunteer Fire Company. Join one of our local heroes, Fire Chief Kevin, to learn about how important fire safety is and what our volunteer fire fighters do to keep us safe. All ages welcome.
Thursday Aug 3 @ 10:30 am - Miss Jaime & her Lyrical Troupe from Diamond Academy of Dance will give us a recital of dance techniques. All kids will participate and learn about how dance can enrich our lives. All ages.
Saturday Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm ~ FIELD TRIP to the Tobyhanna Train Station ~ Everyone is welcome to meet Miss Sue at the historical Tobyhanna Train Station to see a display of trains and artifacts used in the early history of Tobyhanna. Children can see a diesel locomotive on it's way from Steamtown, plus a large model train display. Families can take pictures of kids with the little Thomas the Tank Engine and enjoy snacks for sale at the train station. Please sign up for this program! Miss Sue needs to know how many kids and adults are coming. All ages.
Monday Aug 7 @ 2:00 pm - Come and see the Monroe County Bookmobile - a library on wheels! Kids will learn how the bookmobile serves everyone on our community at special events. Kids will get a tour of the bookmobile. All ages welcome. Please register.
Tuesday Aug 8 @ 10:30 am ~ FIELD TRIP to Callie's Candy Kitchen! ~ Everyone is welcome to meet Miss Sue in the parking lot at the Callie's Candy Kitchen in Mountainhome to see how this wonderful local business makes delicious chocolates and candy treats right in our backyard. We'll learn about the history of this long standing local candy factory and get a treat from Gretchen. Please sign up for this program! Miss Sue needs to know how many kids and adults are coming. All ages.
Wednesday Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm - Ray Grins Juggling & Comedy Show - Join us for a fun filled afternoon with Ray and see magic, comedy, juggling, story-telling and more! Kids will get to participate in this festive event. All ages welcome.
Thursday Aug 10 @ 10:30 am - FIELD TRIP to Tobyhanna State Park Meet Miss Sue at the Tobyhanna State Park for an invigorating hike around the lake. We'll meet Ranger Linda at the big pavilion and she'll give us a tour fo the lake. Bring a picnic lunch and play at the playground. All ages.
Tuesday Aug 15 @ 10:30 am - Everyone is welcome to come for this very special event! Join us for Kathy Uhler and all her rescue animals from the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. See live animals in the library! Last year we had a skunk, let's see who'll be here this year. Bring your camera to take pictures of our magnificent rescue animals! All ages.
Wednesday Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm - Sign Language with Joan - Build a Better World as we learn to communicate using sign language for the hearing impaired. Kids will learn how to use their hands in motion to tell a story as Joan signs and teaches us. Kids will make a building craft and be creative. Please register. All ages welcome.
Saturday Aug 19@ 1:30 pm - Join Miss Sue for a very special tour of our local Coolbaugh Historical Association at the Wills Mansion right across from the Library. See artifacts and learn interesting local history and what life was like in the Poconos years ago. See unique military artifacts from the past. Find out for yourself if it's haunted! All family members welcome.
Monday Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm - Gymnastics with Cara - join us and see gymnastics star Cara show her amazing skills. Cara will do a routine that will amazine you and she'll teach the kids some basic gynmastic moves. Kids will get to make a craft. All ages welcome.
Tuesday Aug 22 @ 10:30 am - Visit from Delaware Water Gap National Park Ranger. All ages are welcome to celebrate our National Parks in America and learn about our own Delaware Water Gap with the park ranger. We'll read books and learn about the natural resources in teh park. Children will receive a Junior Ranger activity journal and if they visit the National Park, they'll get a badge of th eir very own. All ages. Please register.
Wednesday Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm - Time Traveling Medicine Show with Stephen Christopher. Every year, Stephen does a great magic show for us, and this year will be no different! Join us as Stephen travels back in time when magic elixirs were brouth from town to town to heal people. Stephen takes us back in time to the Old West! Join us for our end of summer magic show! Please register. All ages welcome.
Thursday Aug 24 @ 10:30 am to 12:30 pm - FIELD TRIP to Tobyhanna State Park Meet Miss Sue at the Tobyhanna State Park at the recreational beach for a fun morning constructing your own sand castles. Everyone can show off their building skills as they play together. Bring a picnic lunch and play at the playground too. Please register. All ages.
Summer Reading Program is OVER! Please remember to check in your reading logs and get your prizes. Miss Sue is on vacation the week of August 28. Story Hours resume in September. Don't forget back to school reading is important!
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