Virtual Programming 

Children (rising K - 5th grade)

June 7, RPL’s “Time for Tales” Virtual Storytime 

The prerecorded show will post to RPL’s YouTube channel at 10:30 a.m. and RPL’s social media accounts. 

June 14-17 Talewise: “Unicorn: Break the Cage” 

10:30 a.m. (indoor, virtual) 

2 p.m. (replay of 10:30 a.m. show, indoor)

Both available for remote participation

July 19-22 The Story Ship: “Pirate Goodie & Magic Chest” 

10:30 a.m. (indoor, virtual) 

2 p.m. (replay of 10:30 a.m. show, indoor)

Both available for remote participation

July 26-29 ecoEXPLORE 

10:30 a.m.  Tuesday (live virtual)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. (prerecorded, indoor)

August 2 , RPL’s “Time for Tales” Virtual Storytime 

The prerecorded show will post to RPL’s YouTube channel at 10:30 a.m. and RPL’s social media accounts

August 9, Children’s Virtual Finale

10:30 a.m.

Live via Zoom

Each branch will hold a Super Reading Raffle to award its Children’s Reader’s Basket stocked with local treasures and awesome new books! Summer Reading participants ages 0-10 earn one entry per 20 hours of reported reading. Raffle winners will be contacted by staff to arrange pick up at the winners’ branch of choice. Participants are encouraged to ensure their READsquared contact information is accurate.

Notes about Children’s Summer Reading Programs:

  • Pandemic restrictions as outlined by the then-current Executive Orders will be in effect. 
  • A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under.
  • To inquire about Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations, please call 704-216-8240.

Teen

Virtual Teen Writers’ Club (ages 11-17)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

June 10 , June 24, July 8, and July 22

Join  an online community of local writers. Discuss the writing craft, share and discuss your work, and engage in peer-to-peer reviews while finding resources and getting tips on publication. The group meets via Google Meet and uses Google Drive. Register for Virtual Teen Writers' Club. For more details, email Brittney.  

Adult

Virtual Book Bites Book Club for ages 18+

Noon to 1 p.m.

July 9 

June’s book is Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman and July’s is Jane Smiley’s Perestroika in Paris. The club meets live via Zoom; participants may access via video or audio. For more details or to obtain a copy of the month’s novel, email Paulette

Virtual Adult Writers’ Club for ages 18+

4 p.m. to  6 p.m.

June 9, June 23, July 7, and July  21

Join an online community of local writers. Discuss the writing craft, share and discuss your work, and engage in peer-to-peer reviews while finding resources and  getting tips on publication. The group meets via Google Meet and uses Google Drive. For more information about this program series, contact Brittney

All Ages

Reading RoCo: Tails & Tales

Noon

June 23, July 7, and July 21

Designed for all ages, this pre-recorded, virtual program series showcases special animals in Rowan County. In partnership with local habitats, RPL staff will share what makes the chosen animals special and highlight reading materials to help viewers learn more. These videos will be posted to RPL’s YouTube page and shared via the Library’s social media channels. Viewers are invited to share pictures of their pets in the comments, too!