ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Children of all ages are invited to set sail for fun and adventure on June 17 at 3 PM at the Atlantic Highlands Library, 48 Avenue C, where Make a Splash – Read! is the theme for the Summer Reading Program. The first of many programs kicks off with performers from Picarillo Sciencetelling, who will be on hand with ‘Pirates – the Curse of the Mutating Hand.’ Activities and stories about oceans, rivers, lakes, pools – and the creatures that live there – will be featured all summer long. Kids, preschool through young adult are invited to plunge into the world of water – and water fun – through programs, a reading club, prizes, drawings, story hours, and more.

Also, log sheets for the reading program will be handed out at the kickoff.  Throughout the summer, as children reach designated plateaus of minutes they have read, prizes will be awarded.  At the end of the summer those who have read 1500 minutes will be eligible to attend a pizza party with a special mystery guest.  In addition, there will be a grand prize winner.

Enjoy special performers, crafts, stories, contests every Thursday:

July 1:  Let’s Get Crabby – presented by Linda Cohen from Ocean Discoveries; Ages 5 & up

July 8: Pointless Pollution — presented by Clean Ocean Action, Ages 5 & up

July 15: Adventures with Chinese – with Angela Liu - Ages 5 & up

July 22: “Finding Nemo”© (Walt Disney) – Rated G; 3 – 4:30 PM; All Ages.

July 29:  Summer Shells – with Wanda Kelley; Ages 5 & up – 3 PM; Ages 3-5 – 4 PM

Aug. 5:  Making Summerglobes; Ages 5 & up

Aug 12:  Jersey Traditions and Red Knots (Decoy Painting); Ages 8 and up. No exceptions!

Aug 19:  “Planet 51”© (Tri-Star Pictures) – Rated PG; 3-4:30; All Ages.

Most programs are at 3 PM unless otherwise noted.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

The Summer Mini-Camp will also incorporate the Make a Splash – Read! theme.  During July and August, children 8 & up, will be offered a wide range of water experiences. Fishing, seining, salt marshes, aquariums, fly-tying, pottery-making, watercolor, and caves are among the programs that will be offered.  Also, back by popular demand, Black Rocket Productions will present its new ‘Lego Films and Stop Action!’ workshop. Check with the Library for details for these and all programs: 732-291-1956.