MANALAPAN, NJ - This summer, come to the Monmouth County Library to Dig Into Reading, Go Beneath the Surface and enjoy some Groundbreaking Reads!

Summer reading clubs at the Monmouth County Library for all ages begin on June 1 and run through August 10. Meet your goal and earn a cool prize! Library branches will also hold special summer programs for all ages.    

All Monmouth County Library Summer Reading Clubs are online. Visit the Library website at www.monmouthcountylib.org and click on the slideshow link to register and log your reading beginning June 1.

The Summer Reading Clubs are divided into Children’s, Teens and Adults. Each program has a related theme: Dig Into Reading for children of all ages, Beneath the Surface for teens and young adults grades 7-12, and Groundbreaking Reads for adults ages 18 and up.

For school-age children, the goal is to log 480 minutes (8 hours) of reading. Children who are not yet reading independently can join the Read-To-Me-Club, and listen to 20 books. For teens, the goal is 800 pages. For adults, the goal is four books. Reach the goal – and receive a prize from your library branch!

Each participant registers online with the branch library of their choice or a parent can create a family registration which gives them control of their children’s accounts. Prizes can be picked up at the branch where you registered.

Special kickoff and ending celebrations for summer reading participants will be held at most Library branches. Check with your local branch for event details.

The goal of summer reading is to advance literacy and academic performance by engaging children and teens in reading and reading-related activities during the summer months. Summer reading for all age groups, including adults, encourages family participation.

The Monmouth County Library is a member of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), a consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries. All 50 states participate.

 

 

For media questions, please contact:

Kenneth Sheinbaum

Director, Monmouth County Library

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2013 SUMMER READING PROGRAMS IN JUNE

 

Summer Reading Kickoff Programs for Children:

 

Dig into the Magical World of Harry Potter

5 p.m. Thursday, June 13

Allentown Public Library, 16 S. Main Street, Allentown

609-259-7565

Be prepared to be dazzled and amazed by Magician Mark Dolson from “Wings of Magic,” who will perform wizard tricks and spells with plenty of audience participation. Please come dressed up as a wizard and be prepared for fun!

Dig into Reading with Sciencetellers!

3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6

Atlantic Highlands Library, 100 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands 07716

(732) 291-1956

Let’s party with “The Bugs of Blackwood!” Be wowed by the high-energy Sciencetellers as they perform experiments and tell tales with smoke, fire, gas and more! For all ages!

Dig into the Magical World of Harry Potter

5 p.m. Tuesday, June 18

Colts Neck Township Library,1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck 07722
732-431-5656

Be prepared to be dazzled and amazed by Magician Mark Dolson from “Wings of Magic,” who will perform wizard tricks and spells with plenty of audience participation. Please come dressed up as a wizard and be prepared for fun!

Dig into…Dinosaurs!

A Monmouth Museum Traveling Trunk Show

7 p.m. Monday, June 10

Eastern Branch, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury 07702

1-866-941-8188

Learn all about dinosaurs! Hands-on activities help tell the history of these amazing creatures. Two shows will run simultaneously: Please register for one program only, either preschool through Grade 2 or Grades K and up

Dig into Reading with Sciencetellers!

4 p.m. Tuesday, June 18

Hazlet Township Library, 251 Middle Road, Hazlet 07730

732-264-7164

Let’s party with “The Bugs of Blackwood!” Be wowed by the high-energy Sciencetellers as they perform experiments and tell tales with smoke, fire, gas and more! For the whole family! Children under age 4 MUST be accompanied by an adult. Admission by ticket only – please pick up your free tickets at the library.

Dig into Reading Magic Kickoff Party

6:30 p.m. Wednesday June 26

Howell Township Library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell 07731

732-938-2300

Magician John Carlson will amaze the whole family with his magic show. For all ages!

Dig into…Dinosaurs!

A Monmouth Museum Traveling Trunk Show

4 p.m. Monday, June 10

Library Headquarters

Learn all about dinosaurs! Hands-on activities help tell the history of these amazing creatures. Two shows will run simultaneously: Please register for one program only, either PreSchool through Grade 2 or Grades K and up.

Wallaby Tales: A Dig Into Reading Event

4:15 p.m. Thursday June 6

Marlboro Public Library,  Library Court and Wyncrest Drive, Marlboro 07746

732-536-9406

See live animals from around the world. Learn about their habitats, what they eat and how they survive. For grades pre-K and up. Please register at library.

Get Ready to “Dig Our Rigs”

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 26

Ocean Township Library, 701 Deal Road, Ocean Township 07712

732-531-5092

Check out Ocean Township’s finest big rigs and work vehicles outside the Library. For all ages! Parents/caregivers much supervise all children while visiting the rigs.

Dig into Reading with Magic

4 p.m. Thursday June 20

Oceanport Library, Monmouth Boulevard and Myrtle Avenue, Oceanport 07757

732-229-2626

Join magician and family entertainer Steve Woyce in his all new 2013 Summer Reading Show. He will be joined by Chesnut the Silly Squirrel, Presto the Super Worm and Henry the Magic Rabbit. For ages 2 and up. Please register at library.

Dig into Reading with The Lizard Guys!

4:15 p.m. Thursday June 20

Wall Township Library, 2700 Allaire Road, Wall Township 07719

732-449-8877

Come kick off the Summer Reading Program with this hiss-terically fun reptile presentation. This event is free for Grades K-4, but you much pick up your free tickets at the library.

Yosi in a “Dig Into Reading” Concert
3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26
West Long Branch Library, 95 Poplar Avenue
West Long Branch 07764
732-222-5993
Award-winning children’s recording artist and performer Yosi shares whimsy and imagination through music. Join the fun and enjoy the songs! For ages 4 and up.

For Teens in June:

 

Flip Flops

Create your own fun and funky flip flops. Summer is here, so it's time to show off your feet. Take plain old flip flops and kick them up a notch! For this program you will need to bring your own pair of rubber flip flops (one size up from your regular size and preferably a solid color).


This program is not suitable for those with allergies to latex. Also, please be able to tie a knot in a balloon. All workshops will start at 6 pm and run for about 2 hours.


This program is for teens entering the 6th grade and up. Registration is required. Please call or stop by the reference desk at the participating library.

 

At these seven  branches:

Hazlet Township Library, 251 Middle Road, Hazlet 07730

732-264-7164 on Monday, June 3.

Allentown Public Library, 16 S. Main Street, Allentown

609-259-7565 on Tuesday, June 4.

Atlantic Highlands Library, 100 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands 07716

(732) 291-1956 on Thursday, June 6.

Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan 07726

732-431-7220 on Monday, June 10.

Howell Township Library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell 07731

732-938-2300 on Wednesday, June 12.

Marlboro Public Library, Library Court and Wyncrest Drive, Marlboro 07746

732-536-9406 on Tuesday, June 18.

Wall Township Library, 2700 Allaire Road, Wall Township 07719

732-449-8877 on Wednesday, June 19.