ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Readers of all ages will travel the globe this summer as the Atlantic Highlands Library presents “One World, Many Stories” at its Vacation Reading Club. 

Children are invited to explore places from to Zimbawe through stories, crafts, music, dance, and other activities. Kids, start your journey by joining magician Brian Richards, on Thursday, June 16, at 3 p.m., when he presents his World of Magic at Fireman’s Field, 48 Avenue C, Atlantic Highlands! The show will feature comedy, juggling, puppetry, and storytelling.

And on Thursday, June 30, from 1 to 2 p.m., join Yosi Levin, ’s most popular musician for kids, for a free concert! He will present Friends around the World at the Masonic Lodge, , .

Other summer programs include Dan Wilensky’s Children’s Concert on July 14; Youth Stages: Anansi & the Moss Rock on July 28; and coming in August: Incredible with Amita Tewari; and Paper Moon Puppet Theater: Goldilocks.

Summer Mini Camp, for children 8 years old and up, will begin on, Tuesday, June 28, from 7 to 8 p.m. with Mask-making. We’ll see how masks are used in other cultures. Design and decorate a colorful mask of your own!

How do you define beauty? A perfect smile and straight hair? In you might think so. But for some, in other parts of the world, it might be a small nose or thick ankles. See what is considered beautiful in three continents in our hands-on Beauty Around the World workshop at the library, on Tuesday evenings, July 12, 19, and 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.. Classes will be conducted by Faye Sacco. Check the library for details about other mini-camp offerings.

Other summer programs coming up in July include Dan Wilensky’s Children’s Concert; Youth Stages: Anansi & the Moss Rock; Incredible India with Amita Tewari; and Paper Moon Puppet Theater: Goldilocks.

Space is limited for all special programs; registration is required! Call 732-291-1956. All programs are free of charge.

The 2011 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, drawings, contests, story hours, a reading club, and more. Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me portion of the program.

And this year, for the first time, Atlantic Highlands will be offering adults the opportunity to participate in the summer program, as well. Registration is available online now by going to the Monmouth County Library’s website: www.monmouthcountylib.org

Click on the Summer Reading Club’s link to start logging your reading. For more information, call the library at 732-291-1956.