Rowan Public Library invites kids to join the library for a fun-filled summer of exciting programs and great reads with “On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!”
Registration opens on Monday, May 16 at all library locations for children age 12 months to rising fifth-graders. Reading Hours may be tracked Thursday, June 9 through Monday, August 8th. Prizes are awarded when children read 1, 5, 10, 15 and 20 hours. Children who read 20 hours receive a special certificate and are entered in the 20-Hour Reader Raffle to be held August 10th. Door prizes are raffled at the weekly school-aged programs. To enter, children write and submit a Super Reader Review prior to the start of the program.
Kick-off celebrations, BOOKWORM BOOTCAMP, will be held at each location:
Thurs., June 9th, 3:30-5:00 pm @ South Rowan Regional in China Grove
Fri., June 10th, 1:30-3:00 pm @ East Branch in Rockwell
Sat., June 11th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm @ RPL Headquarters in Salisbury
Weekly programs begin on June 13TH and run until July 28TH. RPL staff will be on hand to entertain the youngest participants and professional performers will help captivate the school-age children. Family programs will again be offered at Cleveland Town Hall and reading hours can be tracked there at the time of the program.
June 13th-16th- Cold Blooded Encounters
June 20th-June 23rd- Criss Cross Mangosauce
June 27th-June 30th- Mark Daniel, Magical Storyteller
July 5th-July 7th- Ro & Mo
July 11th-July 14th- Life as Art Productions, with April Turner
July 18th-July 21st- Grey Seal Puppets
July 25th- July 28th- Lee Street Theatre
Summer reading programs for camp and daycare groups are by reservation only. For information about 2016 camp and daycare summer reading programs, call 704-216-8229.
READING ALL STARS: 12 TO 24 MONTH-OLDS
A highly interactive 30 minute program is only for 1 yr. olds and their adult caregivers. Program runs for four (4) weeks: June 13th through July 7th.
RPL Headquarters (Salisbury) - Wednesdays, 10:00 AM
South Rowan Regional (China Grove) - Thursdays, 10:30 AM
East Branch (Rockwell) - Mondays, 10:00 AM
LITTLE CHAMPS - 2 YEAR-OLDS
A highly interactive 30 minute program is only for 2 yr. olds and their adult caregivers. Program runs for four (4) weeks: June 13th through July 7th.
RPL Headquarters (Salisbury) - Thursdays, 10:30 AM
South Rowan Regional (China Grove) - Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
East Branch (Rockwell) - Tuesdays, 10:30 AM
LITTLE LEAGUERS: 3 TO 5 YEAR-OLDS
Each program lasts about 30 - 45 minutes per program; doors close at 10:40 am. Program runs seven (7) weeks: June 13th through July 28th.
RPL Headquarters (Salisbury) - Tuesdays, 10:30 AM
South Rowan Regional (China Grove) - Mondays, 10:30 AM
East Branch (Rockwell) - Thursdays, 10:30 AM
OLYMPIC READERS: RISING 1ST THROUGH 5TH GRADERS
Each program lasts about 45 - 60 minutes per program. Storytellers, educators, and entertainers provide different fun-filled programs each week for seven (7) weeks. Turn in your Olympic Reader Review prior to the start of the program to enter the weekly prize drawing.
RPL Headquarters (Salisbury) - Wednesdays, 2:00 PM
South Rowan Regional (China Grove) - Tuesdays, 2:00 PM
East Branch (Rockwell) - Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Cleveland Town Hall - Thursdays, 10:00 AM