Registration for the 2019 Summer Learning Program at Lebanon County Libraries begins Monday, June 3, 2019. A Universe of Stories is our state-wide theme. Activities will reflect this theme and encourage children to keep reading over the summer months. As a reading incentive, activity sheets are available in all libraries. Prizes for completion vary at each library. Funding for the Lebanon County Library
System’s Summer Learning Program is provided in part by the United Way of Lebanon County. Additional funding is provided by local libraries’ Friends groups.
Annville Free Library
216 E. Main Street, Annville
Preschool Storytimes (Ages 2½ – 5): Tuesdays OR Thursdays @ 10:15AM, June 11-July 25 (no programs July 2 & 4)
Exploring a Space theme through stories, music, crafts, & fun activities!
Family Programs, Mondays @ 2:00PM (no registration required)
June 10 @ 2PM: Joe Holiday presents the Reading Rocks Magic Show
June 17 @ 2PM: The Sciencetellers present “Aliens! Escape from Earth”
June 24 @ 2PM: The Center for Aquatic Sciences presents Animal Constellations
July 8 @ 2PM: Bright Star Touring Theatre presents Jack’s Adventure in Space
July 15 @ 2PM: David Darwin presents his “One Man Sideshow”
July 22 @ 2PM: Mark DeRose presents Music & Art
Youth Programs, Tuesdays @ 2PM, June 18 through July 30 (No program July 2)
For students who have completed 4th-8th Grades. Pre-registration required for each program.
Youth Room, Grades 4-8 – Summer Hours: Wed. & Thur. June 12-Aug. 15 @ 1:00–4:00PM (Closed July 3 & 4)
An adult supervised, youth-only space equipped with computers, card and board games, craft table, & casual reading and socializing area. Special STEM or ART activities planned each day; see monthly room calendar for scheduled activities. Come hang out with your friends @ the Library!
Lebanon Community Library
125 N. 7th St., Lebanon
Family Programs (various days & times):
Tues., June 11 @ 10:30AM: Magician Ran’d Shine
Mon., June 17 @ 4PM: Lancaster County Parks presents Thirteen Moons on a Turtle’s Back
Tues., June 18 @ 10:30AM: ZooAmerica visits the library
Mon., June 24 @ 4PM: The Center for Aquatic Sciences presents Animal Constellations
Tues., June 25 @10:30AM: ScienceTellers present Aliens: Escape from Earth!
Mon., July 8 @ 6:30PM: Bright Star Touring Theatre presents Jack’s Adventure in Space
Tues., July 9 @ 10:30AM: Jesse Rothacker from Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary presents Rocketing Reptiles
Mon., July 15 @ 4PM: Lancaster County Parks presents Creating Constellations
Tues., July 16 @ 10:30AM: Dinosaur Dig with paleontologists Mike & Roberta Straka (registration required)
Summer Storytimes- Thursdays at 10:30AM: June 13-July 25 (no program July 4)
Matthews Public Library
102 W. Main St., Fredericksburg
Family Programs on Tuesdays at 2PM:
Tues., June 18 @ 2PM: ZooAmerica visits the library
Tues., June 25 @ 2PM: The Sciencetellers present Aliens: Escape from Earth!
Tues., July 2 @ 2PM: Joe Holiday presents the Reading Rocks Magic Show
Tues., July 9 @ 2PM: Forgotten Friends Reptiles visit the library
Tues., July 16 @ 2PM: Mike & Roberta Straka present Dinosaur Bones
Tues., July 23 @ 2PM: Mark DeRose presents Music & Art
Tues., July 30 @ 2PM: Tom Crowl, Ventriloquist
Tues., August 6 @ 2PM: Cissy and the Man present a juggling show
Every Wednesday at 10AM- Children’s Story Hour (no registration required)
Myerstown Community Library
199 N College St., Myerstown
“Makerspace Monday”– June 10, 17, 24 and July 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 6PM
Experience lots of opportunities to make, tinker, investigate, explore, invent, and discover. Suitable for kids ages 7+.
“Unleash Your Inner Artist” Tuesdays- June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 4PM
Love art? Then you’ll love this! Learn about the artists behind the art and then recreate their work using a variety of mixed media. Suitable for kids ages 5+.
Wednesday evening Family Programs (suitable for all ages; no registration required)
Wed., June 5 @ 6PM: Forgotten Friends Reptiles visit the library
Wed., June 12 @ 7PM: An Evening Under The Stars by Rich Fried *Held at Cedar Crest High School Planetarium*
Wed., June 19 @ 6PM: Lancaster Parks & Rec presents “Food for Life: Edible Plants and Insects”
Wed., June 26 @ 6PM: Blast off! Make your own pop bottle rockets!
Wed., July 3 @ 6PM: Cosmic Cupcake Challenge
Wed., July 10 @ 6PM: Moon Walk: An Oral History Space Story Room
Wed., July 17 @ 6PM: Mike Rose presents, “Magic That Came From Outer Space”
Wed., July 24 @ 6PM: Lancaster Parks & Rec presents Exploring the Tulpehocken Creek: A Stream Study
“Play Day” Thursdays- June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 @ 6PM
Gear up for some friendly competition! We’ll play everything from the classics to remixed games you’ve never experienced before! All ages are welcome; no registration required.
“Story Hour with Ms. Suzi” Fridays- June 7, 14, 21 and July 12, 19, 26 @ 10AM
Sharing a silly story or two, Ms. Suzi will delight and entertain your early learning child. Afterwards, make a super-cute craft to take home with you. No registration required.
“Painting Space Vapor: Fluid Art” Wed., July 31 @ 6PM
Presented by Brushstrokes on Canvas. This program is for youth age 12 and older. Participants are responsible for materials fee of $15.00. Registration and payment are required in advance.
Palmyra Public Library
50 Landings Drive, Suite B
Annville, PA 17003
Little Explorers- Summer classes are free. Registration begins Mon., May 13 for these age groups:
- Toddlers (2 year olds)
June 11–July 16; no class Tues., July 2
Tues. mornings, 10:30-11:00
- 3 Year Olds to Kindergarten
June 12-July 17; no class Wed., July 3
Wed. evenings, 6:30-7
- 3 Year Olds to Kindergarten
June 13-July 18; no class July 4
Thurs., mornings 10:30 – 11:00
Thurs., afternoons 1:30 – 2:00
Monday Family Programs at 11AM (no registration required; all programs held at Palmyra Grace Brethren Church, 799 Airport Rd.)
Mon., June 10 @ 11AM: Joe Holiday presents the Reading Rocks Magic Show
Mon., June 17 @ 11AM: The Sciencetellers present Aliens: Escape from Earth!
Mon., June 24 @ 11AM: Center for Aquatic Sciences presents Animal Constellations
Mon., July 8 @ 11AM: Bright Star Touring Theatre presents Jack’s Adventure in Space
Mon., July 15 @ 11AM: David Darwin is the One Man Sideshow
Mon., July 22 @ 11AM: Mark DeRose presents Music & Art
Family Pajama Party/Stuffy Sleepover: Wed., July 24 at 6:30PM (for Little Explorers; registration required)
Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for cookies and milk. Your stuffed friend can sleepover and have a slumber party. We take pictures of all the fun!
Waggin’ Tales- Read to Pet Therapy Dogs Grades K-5th: Monday Evenings August 5-19
Advance registration for each evening’s time slot is required. Limit 1 session per evening.
Session 1 – 6:30 to 7:00
Session 2 – 7:15 to 7:45
Summer Makerspace for 1st-6th graders: Fridays- June 14-28, and July 19 & July 26 @ 1-3PM
No registration required
Teen Programs for 5th-9th Graders (registration required)
Tues., June 18 @ 3PM: STEM with Rockets
Tues., June 25 @ 3PM– movie (to be announced)
Mon., July 8 @ 6PM – Palmyra Chopped Contest (held at Palmyra Grace Church)
Tues., July 16 @ 4PM– Moon Phases with Lancaster Parks & Rec
Richland Community Library
111 E. Main Street, Richland
Across the Universe – Art, Film, & Literature Club: Mondays, June 10-July 22 @ 1PM
Youth ages 12-17 years old are welcome to join us each week for a different themed activity.
LEGO Club: Mondays- June 10 & July 8 @ 6PM
Kids ages 5-11 years old are invited to build creations using the library’s Legos.
Book Buzz: Mondays, June 10-July 22 @ 6PM
Kids ages 8-12 years old may join Ms. Erika for a book club.
My World/My Story Writer’s Club: Tuesdays, June 11- July 23 @ 1PM
Youth ages 12-17 years old are welcome to join us, but registration is required.
The Bookworms: Tuesdays, June 11-July 23 @ 6PM
This is an early reader book club suitable for kids ages 5-8 years old.
STEAMachine: Wednesdays, June 12-July 24 @ 11:15AM
Preschoolers may join us each week for a variety of science and art-based programs, featuring a different theme each week. Registration is required.
Makers Gonna Make: Wednesdays, June 12-July 24 @ 6PM
Families may join us to complete a variety of projects, featuring a different theme each week. Registration is required.
Little Artists Studio & Storytime: Thursdays, June 13-July 25 @ 11:15am (no program on July 4)
Preschoolers and their caregivers may join us as we share stories, songs, and giggles.
Family Storytime: Saturdays, June 15-July 27 @ 10AM
Kids ages 0-5 years old & their families may join Ms. Erika for stories and activities.
Summer Learning Finale: Franklin Institute’s Traveling Show “Life in Space”: Thursday, July 25 @ 6PM
Look for more details, including the location of this program, at the library or on our website.