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  1. RPL Podcast: Come Gather 'Round Good People, Episode 3: Tink Tillett and His Songs of the Seas

    June 27, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Online. While you are out exploring the oceans of possibilities during the days of summer, why not sing a song or two? The third installment of RPL’s folk music podcast, Come Gather ‘Round Good People, will focus on tunes with a sea-faring theme collected by folklorists on North Carolina’s Outer Banks during the 1940’s. You’ll be introduced to Tink and Eleazor Tillett of Roanoke Island who shared songs about pirates and other ocean related topics. Learn about the history of the highlighted melodies and know you’ll be well-equipped to bellow out your songs as you set sail! Visit the RPL Soundcloud channel at bit.ly/RPLSoundCloud. Children. Teens Adults. Family.

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  2. Children: Books, Babies, & Toddlers @ West

    June 27, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    @
    RPL West

    Books, Babies, & Toddlers (Infants to 36 months) This storytime runs first four weeks of Summer Reading at each location (June 6 — 30). A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30-minute program is designed for children from birth to 24 months old and their caretakers with lap bouncing nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. Children.

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  3. Children: Set Sail! Magic & Books with Steve Somers @ HQ

    June 27, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Set sail on a high seas adventure. Amazing Teacher Steve Somers returns to RPL with magic tricks, drama, puppets, and surprises. This is a School Age Summer Reading program designed for rising 1st through 5th graders, though all ages are welcome. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Children.

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  4. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ West

    June 27, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL West

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  5. Children: Virtual: Checkers Library TV: Deep Sea Readers

    June 28, 2022, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Checkers Library TV, a special video series designed for children, educates viewers about a variety of topics in a fun, engaging, and educational way. During the months of June and July, a new Checkers Library TV episode will be available for children to enjoy via RPL’s YouTube and Facebook pages each week. Check out the RPL YouTube page (Rowan Public Library) or Facebook page (@rowanpubliclibrary) to view the latest episodes. Children.

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  6. Children: Books, Babies, & Toddlers @ HQ

    June 28, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Books, Babies, & Toddlers (Infants to 36 months) This storytime runs first four weeks of Summer Reading at each location (June 6 — 30). A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30-minute program is designed for children from birth to 24 months old and their caretakers with lap bouncing nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. Children.

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  7. Children: Set Sail! Magic & Books with Steve Somers @ South

    June 28, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL South

    Set sail on a high seas adventure. Amazing Teacher Steve Somers returns to RPL with magic tricks, drama, puppets, and surprises. This is a School Age Summer Reading program designed for rising 1st through 5th graders, though all ages are welcome. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Children.

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  8. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ HQ

    June 28, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  9. Family: Visit All Four Branches & Be Entered to Win a Pizza Party! @ All Branches

    June 29, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Patrons are invited to visit all four RPL locations — RPL Headquarters, East, South, and West — to receive a special stamp from each location. Once all four stamps are collected, patrons’ raffle entries will be entered into a drawing for a pizza party. Completed raffle tickets must be submitted to any RPL location by Saturday, July 30 to be entered. The raffle winner will be announced during the Children and Adult Summer Reading Finale on Wednesday, August 3. Raffle entries can be obtained from any RPL location, though all four stamps must be collected to be entered into the raffle. Children. Teens Adults. Family.

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  10. Children: Books, Babies, & Toddlers @ South

    June 29, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    @
    RPL South

    Books, Babies, & Toddlers (Infants to 36 months) This storytime runs first four weeks of Summer Reading at each location (June 6 — 30). A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30-minute program is designed for children from birth to 24 months old and their caretakers with lap bouncing nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. Children.

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  11. Family: Teen: Adult: Take Away Kit Bundles @ All Branches

    June 29, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Register for fun take away kit activities everyone in the household can enjoy! Adult kits include the “Show and Shell” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to create an ocean-themed magnet or picture frame. Teen kits include the “Make a Plarn Planter” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to learn how to design your own reusable planter (and other fun projects) from plastic shopping bags. A video tutorial on creating a plarn planter will be posted to RPL’s YouTube page. Family kits include the “Treasure Map Kit” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to create your own treasure maps. This activity is suitable for individuals of any age or families. Individuals or families may register for the kits they need using bit.ly/SummerKits22. All take away kits are available while supplies last. Children. Teens Adults. Family.

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  12. Children: Set Sail! Magic & Books with Steve Somers @ East

    June 29, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL East

    Set sail on a high seas adventure. Amazing Teacher Steve Somers returns to RPL with magic tricks, drama, puppets, and surprises. This is a School Age Summer Reading program designed for rising 1st through 5th graders, though all ages are welcome. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Children.

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  13. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ South

    June 29, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL South

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  14. Children: Spyglass Scavenger Hunt @ All Branches

    June 29, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Children are invited to spot some awesome ocean life than through a spyglass! Visit RPL Headquarters, East, South, and West to create a spyglass and then hunt for the hidden sea creatures during June and July. Children.

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  15. Adult: Tales of Possiblity: Short Story Contest @ All Branches

    June 29, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Tell us a tale as big as a whale! Submit a short story that shows magic of possibility. Eligible entries must be original works of prose, not poetry, and must not exceed 5,000 words. Limit one submission per author, in PDF format to info@rowancountync.gov. This contest is limited to writers ages 18+. Include a cover page with the author’s name and contact information. Do not include the author’s name on the actual story as the judging will be completed blindly by library staff. Winner will be notified August 2 via their provided contact information. The winning entry will receive an award certificate and a gift basket and announced on the Children’s and Adult Summer Reading Finale Video, set to release on August 3. Adults.

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  16. Children: Books, Babies, & Toddlers @ East

    June 30, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    @
    RPL East

    Books, Babies, & Toddlers (Infants to 36 months) This storytime runs first four weeks of Summer Reading at each location (June 6 — 30). A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30-minute program is designed for children from birth to 24 months old and their caretakers with lap bouncing nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. Children.

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  17. Children: Set Sail! Magic & Books with Steve Somers @ West

    June 30, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL West

    Set sail on a high seas adventure. Amazing Teacher Steve Somers returns to RPL with magic tricks, drama, puppets, and surprises. This is a School Age Summer Reading program designed for rising 1st through 5th graders, though all ages are welcome. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Children.

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  18. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ East

    June 30, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL East

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  19. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closing

    July 4, 2022, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), South Rowan Regional (China Grove), and West Branch (Cleveland) will be closed Monday, July 4. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Children. Adult. Teen. Family.

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  20. Children: Virtual: Checkers Library TV: Deep Sea Readers

    July 5, 2022, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Checkers Library TV, a special video series designed for children, educates viewers about a variety of topics in a fun, engaging, and educational way. During the months of June and July, a new Checkers Library TV episode will be available for children to enjoy via RPL’s YouTube and Facebook pages each week. Check out the RPL YouTube page (Rowan Public Library) or Facebook page (@rowanpubliclibrary) to view the latest episodes. Children.

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  21. Children: Go on an Expedition with Rowan Wild @ South

    July 5, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL South

    Rowan Wild’s Live Animal Event provides participants with an up-close look at several of Rowan County’s animal ambassadors. Participants will learn more about basic natural history, species adaptions, and personal history for each animal. Although it is not guaranteed, this program can potentially offer participants a chance to interact with some of the animal ambassadors. This is a School Age Summer Reading program designed for rising 1st through 5th graders, though all ages are welcome. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Children.

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  22. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ HQ

    July 5, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  23. Family: Visit All Four Branches & Be Entered to Win a Pizza Party! @ All Branches

    July 6, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Patrons are invited to visit all four RPL locations — RPL Headquarters, East, South, and West — to receive a special stamp from each location. Once all four stamps are collected, patrons’ raffle entries will be entered into a drawing for a pizza party. Completed raffle tickets must be submitted to any RPL location by Saturday, July 30 to be entered. The raffle winner will be announced during the Children and Adult Summer Reading Finale on Wednesday, August 3. Raffle entries can be obtained from any RPL location, though all four stamps must be collected to be entered into the raffle. Children. Teens Adults. Family.

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  24. Family: Teen: Adult: Take Away Kit Bundles @ All Branches

    July 6, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Register for fun take away kit activities everyone in the household can enjoy! Adult kits include the “Show and Shell” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to create an ocean-themed magnet or picture frame. Teen kits include the “Make a Plarn Planter” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to learn how to design your own reusable planter (and other fun projects) from plastic shopping bags. A video tutorial on creating a plarn planter will be posted to RPL’s YouTube page. Family kits include the “Treasure Map Kit” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to create your own treasure maps. This activity is suitable for individuals of any age or families. Individuals or families may register for the kits they need using bit.ly/SummerKits22. All take away kits are available while supplies last. Children. Teens Adults. Family.

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  25. Children: Go on an Expedition with Rowan Wild @ East

    July 6, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL East

    Rowan Wild’s Live Animal Event provides participants with an up-close look at several of Rowan County’s animal ambassadors. Participants will learn more about basic natural history, species adaptions, and personal history for each animal. Although it is not guaranteed, this program can potentially offer participants a chance to interact with some of the animal ambassadors. This is a School Age Summer Reading program designed for rising 1st through 5th graders, though all ages are welcome. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Children.

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  26. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ South

    July 6, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL South

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  27. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ West

    July 6, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL West

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  28. Children: Spyglass Scavenger Hunt @ All Branches

    July 6, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Children are invited to spot some awesome ocean life than through a spyglass! Visit RPL Headquarters, East, South, and West to create a spyglass and then hunt for the hidden sea creatures during June and July. Children.

    More Details
  29. Adult: Tales of Possiblity: Short Story Contest @ All Branches

    July 6, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Tell us a tale as big as a whale! Submit a short story that shows magic of possibility. Eligible entries must be original works of prose, not poetry, and must not exceed 5,000 words. Limit one submission per author, in PDF format to info@rowancountync.gov. This contest is limited to writers ages 18+. Include a cover page with the author’s name and contact information. Do not include the author’s name on the actual story as the judging will be completed blindly by library staff. Winner will be notified August 2 via their provided contact information. The winning entry will receive an award certificate and a gift basket and announced on the Children’s and Adult Summer Reading Finale Video, set to release on August 3. Adults.

    More Details
  30. Children: Go on an Expedition with Rowan Wild @ West

    July 7, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL West

    Rowan Wild’s Live Animal Event provides participants with an up-close look at several of Rowan County’s animal ambassadors. Participants will learn more about basic natural history, species adaptions, and personal history for each animal. Although it is not guaranteed, this program can potentially offer participants a chance to interact with some of the animal ambassadors. This is a School Age Summer Reading program designed for rising 1st through 5th graders, though all ages are welcome. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Children.

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  31. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ East

    July 7, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL East

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  32. Children: Go on an Expedition with Rowan Wild @ HQ

    July 9, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Rowan Wild’s Live Animal Event provides participants with an up-close look at several of Rowan County’s animal ambassadors. Participants will learn more about basic natural history, species adaptions, and personal history for each animal. Although it is not guaranteed, this program can potentially offer participants a chance to interact with some of the animal ambassadors. This is a School Age Summer Reading program designed for rising 1st through 5th graders, though all ages are welcome. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Children.

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  33. Children: Follow a Raindrop's Path @ HQ

    July 11, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Kelli Isenhour of the Rowan Soil and Conservation District will lead this family friendly program all about the life cycle of a single raindrop. Participants will explore watery habitats and learn about amazing aquatic animals. This is a School Age Summer Reading program designed for rising 1st through 5th graders, though all ages are welcome. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Children.

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  34. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ West

    July 11, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL West

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  35. Children: Virtual: Checkers Library TV: Deep Sea Readers

    July 12, 2022, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Checkers Library TV, a special video series designed for children, educates viewers about a variety of topics in a fun, engaging, and educational way. During the months of June and July, a new Checkers Library TV episode will be available for children to enjoy via RPL’s YouTube and Facebook pages each week. Check out the RPL YouTube page (Rowan Public Library) or Facebook page (@rowanpubliclibrary) to view the latest episodes. Children.

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  36. Children: Follow a Raindrop's Path @ South

    July 12, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL South

    Kelli Isenhour of the Rowan Soil and Conservation District will lead this family friendly program all about the life cycle of a single raindrop. Participants will explore watery habitats and learn about amazing aquatic animals. This is a School Age Summer Reading program designed for rising 1st through 5th graders, though all ages are welcome. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Children.

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  37. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ HQ

    July 12, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  38. Family: Visit All Four Branches & Be Entered to Win a Pizza Party! @ All Branches

    July 13, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Patrons are invited to visit all four RPL locations — RPL Headquarters, East, South, and West — to receive a special stamp from each location. Once all four stamps are collected, patrons’ raffle entries will be entered into a drawing for a pizza party. Completed raffle tickets must be submitted to any RPL location by Saturday, July 30 to be entered. The raffle winner will be announced during the Children and Adult Summer Reading Finale on Wednesday, August 3. Raffle entries can be obtained from any RPL location, though all four stamps must be collected to be entered into the raffle. Children. Teens Adults. Family.

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  39. Family: Teen: Adult: Take Away Kit Bundles @ All Branches

    July 13, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Register for fun take away kit activities everyone in the household can enjoy! Adult kits include the “Show and Shell” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to create an ocean-themed magnet or picture frame. Teen kits include the “Make a Plarn Planter” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to learn how to design your own reusable planter (and other fun projects) from plastic shopping bags. A video tutorial on creating a plarn planter will be posted to RPL’s YouTube page. Family kits include the “Treasure Map Kit” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to create your own treasure maps. This activity is suitable for individuals of any age or families. Individuals or families may register for the kits they need using bit.ly/SummerKits22. All take away kits are available while supplies last. Children. Teens Adults. Family.

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  40. Children: Follow a Raindrop's Path @ East

    July 13, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL East

    Kelli Isenhour of the Rowan Soil and Conservation District will lead this family friendly program all about the life cycle of a single raindrop. Participants will explore watery habitats and learn about amazing aquatic animals. This is a School Age Summer Reading program designed for rising 1st through 5th graders, though all ages are welcome. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Children.

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  41. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ South

    July 13, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL South

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  42. Children: Spyglass Scavenger Hunt @ All Branches

    July 13, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Children are invited to spot some awesome ocean life than through a spyglass! Visit RPL Headquarters, East, South, and West to create a spyglass and then hunt for the hidden sea creatures during June and July. Children.

    More Details
  43. Adult: Tales of Possiblity: Short Story Contest @ All Branches

    July 13, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Tell us a tale as big as a whale! Submit a short story that shows magic of possibility. Eligible entries must be original works of prose, not poetry, and must not exceed 5,000 words. Limit one submission per author, in PDF format to info@rowancountync.gov. This contest is limited to writers ages 18+. Include a cover page with the author’s name and contact information. Do not include the author’s name on the actual story as the judging will be completed blindly by library staff. Winner will be notified August 2 via their provided contact information. The winning entry will receive an award certificate and a gift basket and announced on the Children’s and Adult Summer Reading Finale Video, set to release on August 3. Adults.

    More Details
  44. Children: Follow a Raindrop's Path @ West

    July 14, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL West

    Kelli Isenhour of the Rowan Soil and Conservation District will lead this family friendly program all about the life cycle of a single raindrop. Participants will explore watery habitats and learn about amazing aquatic animals. This is a School Age Summer Reading program designed for rising 1st through 5th graders, though all ages are welcome. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Children.

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  45. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ East

    July 14, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL East

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  46. Children: Lee Street Theatre presents Scenes from James and the Giant Peach @ HQ

    July 18, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Actors from Salisbury’s Lee Street theatre return with inventive and exciting storytelling. This is a School Age Summer Reading program designed for rising 1st through 5th graders, though all ages are welcome. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Children.

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  47. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ West

    July 18, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL West

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  48. Children: Virtual: Checkers Library TV: Deep Sea Readers

    July 19, 2022, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Checkers Library TV, a special video series designed for children, educates viewers about a variety of topics in a fun, engaging, and educational way. During the months of June and July, a new Checkers Library TV episode will be available for children to enjoy via RPL’s YouTube and Facebook pages each week. Check out the RPL YouTube page (Rowan Public Library) or Facebook page (@rowanpubliclibrary) to view the latest episodes. Children.

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  49. Children: Lee Street Theatre presents Scenes from James and the Giant Peach @ South

    July 19, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL South

    Actors from Salisbury’s Lee Street theatre return with inventive and exciting storytelling. This is a School Age Summer Reading program designed for rising 1st through 5th graders, though all ages are welcome. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Children.

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  50. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ HQ

    July 19, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  51. Family: Visit All Four Branches & Be Entered to Win a Pizza Party! @ All Branches

    July 20, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Patrons are invited to visit all four RPL locations — RPL Headquarters, East, South, and West — to receive a special stamp from each location. Once all four stamps are collected, patrons’ raffle entries will be entered into a drawing for a pizza party. Completed raffle tickets must be submitted to any RPL location by Saturday, July 30 to be entered. The raffle winner will be announced during the Children and Adult Summer Reading Finale on Wednesday, August 3. Raffle entries can be obtained from any RPL location, though all four stamps must be collected to be entered into the raffle. Children. Teens Adults. Family.

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  52. Family: Teen: Adult: Take Away Kit Bundles @ All Branches

    July 20, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Register for fun take away kit activities everyone in the household can enjoy! Adult kits include the “Show and Shell” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to create an ocean-themed magnet or picture frame. Teen kits include the “Make a Plarn Planter” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to learn how to design your own reusable planter (and other fun projects) from plastic shopping bags. A video tutorial on creating a plarn planter will be posted to RPL’s YouTube page. Family kits include the “Treasure Map Kit” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to create your own treasure maps. This activity is suitable for individuals of any age or families. Individuals or families may register for the kits they need using bit.ly/SummerKits22. All take away kits are available while supplies last. Children. Teens Adults. Family.

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  53. Children: Lee Street Theatre presents Scenes from James and the Giant Peach @ East

    July 20, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL East

    Actors from Salisbury’s Lee Street theatre return with inventive and exciting storytelling. This is a School Age Summer Reading program designed for rising 1st through 5th graders, though all ages are welcome. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Children.

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  54. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ South

    July 20, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
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    RPL South

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  55. Children: Spyglass Scavenger Hunt @ All Branches

    July 20, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Children are invited to spot some awesome ocean life than through a spyglass! Visit RPL Headquarters, East, South, and West to create a spyglass and then hunt for the hidden sea creatures during June and July. Children.

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  56. Adult: Tales of Possiblity: Short Story Contest @ All Branches

    July 20, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Tell us a tale as big as a whale! Submit a short story that shows magic of possibility. Eligible entries must be original works of prose, not poetry, and must not exceed 5,000 words. Limit one submission per author, in PDF format to info@rowancountync.gov. This contest is limited to writers ages 18+. Include a cover page with the author’s name and contact information. Do not include the author’s name on the actual story as the judging will be completed blindly by library staff. Winner will be notified August 2 via their provided contact information. The winning entry will receive an award certificate and a gift basket and announced on the Children’s and Adult Summer Reading Finale Video, set to release on August 3. Adults.

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  57. Children: Lee Street Theatre presents Scenes from James and the Giant Peach @ West

    July 21, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    RPL West

    Actors from Salisbury’s Lee Street theatre return with inventive and exciting storytelling. This is a School Age Summer Reading program designed for rising 1st through 5th graders, though all ages are welcome. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Children.

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  58. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ East

    July 21, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
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    RPL East

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  59. Children: Coral Reefs for Little Ones @ East

    July 23, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    RPL East

    Preschool-aged children are invited to explore the underwater world of coral reefs. Children will create a hands-on coral reef with dough, beads, pipe cleaners, and other manipulatives. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to participate in this ocean themed adventure. Children.

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  60. Children: Virtual: Checkers Library TV: Deep Sea Readers

    July 26, 2022, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Checkers Library TV, a special video series designed for children, educates viewers about a variety of topics in a fun, engaging, and educational way. During the months of June and July, a new Checkers Library TV episode will be available for children to enjoy via RPL’s YouTube and Facebook pages each week. Check out the RPL YouTube page (Rowan Public Library) or Facebook page (@rowanpubliclibrary) to view the latest episodes. Children.

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  61. Family: Visit All Four Branches & Be Entered to Win a Pizza Party! @ All Branches

    July 27, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Patrons are invited to visit all four RPL locations — RPL Headquarters, East, South, and West — to receive a special stamp from each location. Once all four stamps are collected, patrons’ raffle entries will be entered into a drawing for a pizza party. Completed raffle tickets must be submitted to any RPL location by Saturday, July 30 to be entered. The raffle winner will be announced during the Children and Adult Summer Reading Finale on Wednesday, August 3. Raffle entries can be obtained from any RPL location, though all four stamps must be collected to be entered into the raffle. Children. Teens Adults. Family.

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  62. Family: Teen: Adult: Take Away Kit Bundles @ All Branches

    July 27, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Register for fun take away kit activities everyone in the household can enjoy! Adult kits include the “Show and Shell” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to create an ocean-themed magnet or picture frame. Teen kits include the “Make a Plarn Planter” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to learn how to design your own reusable planter (and other fun projects) from plastic shopping bags. A video tutorial on creating a plarn planter will be posted to RPL’s YouTube page. Family kits include the “Treasure Map Kit” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to create your own treasure maps. This activity is suitable for individuals of any age or families. Individuals or families may register for the kits they need using bit.ly/SummerKits22. All take away kits are available while supplies last. Children. Teens Adults. Family.

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  63. Children: Spyglass Scavenger Hunt @ All Branches

    July 27, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Children are invited to spot some awesome ocean life than through a spyglass! Visit RPL Headquarters, East, South, and West to create a spyglass and then hunt for the hidden sea creatures during June and July. Children.

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  64. Adult: Kindergarten Readiness @ HQ

    July 27, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    RPL Headquarters

    Local parents and caregivers are invited to learn more about different early literacy opportunities in Rowan County, including tips and tricks to get young children kindergarten-ready. Light refreshments will be served and childcare will be provided during the program. Adults.

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  65. Virtual: Summer Reading 2022 Adult & Children's Summer Reading Finale

    August 3, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Say farewell to Summer Reading 2022 with the Summer Reading Finale Video! Find out how many total hours RPL patrons read this summer and what kind of cool prizes are going to the adult and youth readers who logged the most hours. See who won the children’s super reader raffles, watch highlights from RPL’s Adult programming events, and learn the winner of the Short Story Contest. This finale video will be shared on RPL’s social media channels. Children. Adults. Family.

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  66. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closing

    September 3, 2022, 9:00 AM - September 5, 2022, 9:00 PM
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    RPL Headquarters

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), South Rowan Regional (China Grove), and West Branch (Cleveland) will be closed Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Children. Adult. Teen. Family.

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  67. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closing

    November 11, 2022, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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    RPL Headquarters

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), South Rowan Regional (China Grove), and West Branch (Cleveland) will be closed Friday, November 11. Regular hours will resume Saturday, November 12, 2022. Children. Adult. Teen. Family.

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  68. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closing

    November 24, 2022, 9:00 AM - November 25, 2022, 9:00 PM
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    RPL Headquarters

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), South Rowan Regional (China Grove), and West Branch (Cleveland) will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. Regular hours will resume Saturday, November 26, 2022. Children. Adult. Teen. Family.

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  69. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closing

    December 23, 2022, 9:00 AM - December 27, 2022, 9:00 PM
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    RPL Headquarters

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), South Rowan Regional (China Grove), and West Branch (Cleveland) will be closed Friday, December 23 through Tuesday, December 27. Regular hours will resume Wednesday, December 28, 2022. Children. Adult. Teen. Family.

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  70. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closing

    January 2, 2023, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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    RPL Headquarters

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), South Rowan Regional (China Grove), and West Branch (Cleveland) will be closed Monday, January 2, 2023. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Children. Adult. Teen. Family.

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  71. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closing

    January 16, 2023, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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    RPL Headquarters

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), South Rowan Regional (China Grove), and West Branch (Cleveland) will be closed Monday, January 16, 2023. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Children. Adult. Teen. Family.

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  72. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closing

    April 7, 2023, 9:00 AM - April 8, 2023, 9:00 PM
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    RPL Headquarters

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), South Rowan Regional (China Grove), and West Branch (Cleveland) will be closed Friday April 7 and Saturday, April 8. Regular hours will resume Monday, April 10, 2023. Children. Adult. Teen. Family.

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  73. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closing

    May 27, 2023, 9:00 AM - May 29, 2023, 9:00 PM
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    RPL Headquarters

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), South Rowan Regional (China Grove), and West Branch (Cleveland) will be closed Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, May 30, 2023. Children. Adult. Teen. Family.

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  74. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closing

    July 4, 2023, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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    RPL Headquarters

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), South Rowan Regional (China Grove), and West Branch (Cleveland) will be closed Tuesday, July 4. Regular hours will resume Wednesday, July 5, 2023. Children. Adult. Teen. Family.

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  75. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closing

    September 2, 2023, 9:00 AM - September 4, 2023, 9:00 PM
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    RPL Headquarters

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), South Rowan Regional (China Grove), and West Branch (Cleveland) will be closed Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, September 5, 2023. Children. Adult. Teen. Family.

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  76. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closing

    November 10, 2023, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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    RPL Headquarters

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), South Rowan Regional (China Grove), and West Branch (Cleveland) will be closed Friday, November 10 Regular hours will resume Saturday, November 11, 2023. Children. Adult. Teen. Family.

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  77. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closing

    November 23, 2023, 9:00 AM - November 24, 2023, 9:00 PM

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), South Rowan Regional (China Grove), and West Branch (Cleveland) will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24. Regular hours will resume Saturday, November 25, 2023. Children. Adult. Teen. Family.

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  78. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closing

    December 25, 2023, 9:00 AM - December 27, 2023, 9:00 PM
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    RPL Headquarters

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), South Rowan Regional (China Grove), and West Branch (Cleveland) will be closed Monday, December 25 through Wednesday, December 27. Regular hours will resume Thursday, December 28, 2023. Children. Adult. Teen. Family.

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