Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015

Homeschool Programs 2016

Our popular Homeschool Programs will be starting up again in February. Join us for FREE enrichment programs that are both educational and fun!


Friday, December 4, 2015

December Activities!

Winter is coming...and we are set for "snow" much fun this December! Check out all of the great FREE activities you can be a part of at the library! 

Bilingual Storytime 
Our last Bilingual Storytime of the year will be held on Friday, December 4 at 10:30 am with Miss Tatiana. 

Tween Time 
Tweens (ages 9-12) have two special events just for them. On December 1 at 4 pm, we're making masks and learning more about traditional masks and their origins. We are also meeting on December 15 to make mini-catapults. 

Melvil Dewey's Birthday
Happy Birthday to Dewey and the Dewey Decimal System! Find out more about the man that organized the library and changed the way we look at information forever. 

Pre-school Storytime
Is it chilly outside? Warm up at our Monday morning storytimes! Miss Kim is reading books about winter and snow. 

Creation Station: Play-doh
Design and create your own masterpieces with play-doh at Creation Station on December 21 at 4 pm. 

Disney Readers 
Snow White is the star of December's Disney Readers session. Read a book about this Disney princess, then make a craft. 

Speaking of Disney...

Meet Olaf and Elsa at our big Winter Party on December 22 at 4 pm!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sneak Peek: Winter Party!

It's only November, but we are already hard at work on our Winter Party. LET IT SNOW!

Kids, teens, and families will be invited to partake in crafts, games, and prizes.

We even recently confirmed some super special guests who will be in attendance. Care to guess who will be here for photo ops:

Stay tuned for other sneak peeks for our Winter Party on December 22 from 4:00-5:00 pm!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Roll. Right. Read!

News is getting out about an amazing grant the library earned! Partnering with the Reading Bike Hub, the Reading Public Library is offering an after school program that discusses bike safety and maintenance to kids and teens ages 10-14!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Movie Buffs

We have some serious movie buffs here at our library. We also have a lot of dedicated members of our "Disney Readers" program who recently read about Ariel and Belle. What happens when we combine these two loves? We got an idea for a majorly fun movie night!

Join us for fun movie nights! Invite your friends and families to stop by the library and watch these great Disney films with you:

November 10 at 4 pm

November 17 at 4 pm

 November 24 at 4 pm

November Activities!

November is nearly here! Check out the free events and programs coming to the Children's Library: 

Gross Out Fun at Tween Time!

Remember when Harry Potter tried Bertie Botts Every Flavor Jelly Beans and bit into a black pepper one? Eww! Our tweens at the RPL recently read about that and tried out gross-out jelly bean flavors like boogers, dog food, and even barf! Yuck!

Wanna try it? We took the Jelly Belly Bean Boozled Challenge. Fearless kids at our program, Tween Time, took turns using a spinner which indicated which jelly bean they needed to try. Here's the catch: there are two flavors that look exactly a like: one tastes great (like peach!), and one identical bean tastes nasty (like peach's twin, barf!).

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Star Wars Saturdays

Star Wars fans unite!

Join us for not just one, but TWO exciting Star Wars events happening right here at your local library!

First, on October 3, the library will be invaded by the dark side as the 501st Legion visits with Storm Troopers and villains Star Wars! Join us for photo ops, trivia, and much more!

Then, on Halloween, October 31, the Capital City Jedi Knights will visit as part of our annual Halloween Bash and Concert featuring the Reading Philharmonic Orchestra! Listen to spooky music, then watch the battles begin as the Jedi Knights perform choreographed light saber fights!


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September Events

It's GET THE CARD month! If you don't already have a library card, well, what are you waiting for???

Crafty Corner– Wednesdays in September at 4 pm
Make a cool craft to take home!

Bilingual Storytime—Friday September 4 at 10:30
Join us for a very special monthly storytime with Miss Tatiana! Whether your child speaks Spanish or you want to introduce your child to the language, come visit us for a good time! 

Tween Time—Tuesdays Sept. 8 & 22  at 4 pm
For kids ages 9-12. 9/8: Learn how to play the mystery game “Clue.” 9/22: Make your favorite character in papercraft.

Read to Clara   Wednesday September 9 at 4 pm
Clara is a trained therapy dog that you can read with and pet! Meet her owner Miss Susan & make a craft!

Pre-school Storytime— Mondays at 10:30 am
Get your little one ready to read with the help of this fun storytime with activities and crafts.

Chess Club– Mondays Sept. 14 & 28 at 4 pm
Learn how to play or challenge Mr. Bud from Million Youth Chess Club!

Wrestling Club  Saturday September 19 at 11 am
Read more about your favorite superstars, make a craft, and watch a TV match.

Creation Station: Legos!  Sept. 21 at 4:30 pm
Design and build your own creations with our large Lego collection!

International Day of Peace Celebration—Thursday September 24 at 4 pm
Celebrate this special day of peace with stories, crafts, and a snack.

Princess Ariel Storytime—Sat. Sept. 26  at 12:30 pm
We’re reading more about Princess Ariel! Go under the sea with crafts and activities! 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Autism Workshops

Get connected! Community professionals we'll be giving us information and support! Call us to register today!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

New Book Love: Word Play

Who knew grammar could be so giggle inducing? Check out these books where the punch lines are based on clever word play and kids beginning to learn sentence structure and patterns will delight in watching grammar go very wrong.

I Yam a Donkey by Cece Bell

Cece Bell is on a roll. Her graphic novel, El Deafo, is winning hearts and awards, like her recent Newberry Honor and Eisner for Best Publication for Kids. Still celebrating those wins, Bell gives us the picture book I Yam a Donkey, a super quirky book featuring both a yam and a donkey. Don’t let the strangeness fool you. There’s actually a grammar lesson to be learned here with Yam trying to fix Donkey’s misguided grammar of saying “I Yam or “You is.” Other vegetables join in the grammar class, teaching Donkey and the reader the classic “I am, you are, he is” lesson which leads to a very hilarious (and inevitable conclusion) that doesn’t bode well for our veggie friends. The ending will either leave your kids delighted or confounded, but it’s a funny read that can easily be used to help kids understand proper speech patterns. "Is you" ready to read this book? Find it HERE

Fowl Play by Travis Nichols 
Who smashed Mr. Hound’s store window? The Gumshoe Zoo detective agency is on the case! This case is full of “monkey business,” says one detective who then quickly and profusely apologizes to his monkey friend standing nearby, fearing he had insulted him. This case is full of idioms, phrases that have both a figurative and literal meaning. As each animal detective find a new clue, he also finds another animal related idiom. Kids will catch on to this pattern quickly and find it hilarious. Parents can extend this lesson by helping kids come up with other idioms they encounter while reading or watching TV. In fact, Nichols sets the story as a paneled comic book reminiscent of his work found in Nickelodeon magazine, so the book itself feels exactly like its ready and raring to leap off the page and onto the small screen. Ready to crack the case? Click HERE.  

Saturday, July 25, 2015

August Activities!

August is full of fun, free programs to celebrate the end of summer:

The last day to hand in tickets for our Summer Reading Game is August 15! Keep reading for a chance to win some awesome prize packs!

The Yocum INstitute Teen Ensemble is presenting an original play! A freak accident leaves Violet with the power to control electricity. Will she use this power for good or will it go to her head?

FROM FARM TO LIBRARY  August 4 at 4 pm
We've met some amazing animals this summer! Our last farm program includes a special farm picnic!

CRAFTY CORNER Wednesdays at 4 pm
Each week features a new art project!

SUPERHERO TRAINING CAMP August 6 & August 13 at 1 pm
Calling all superheroes! Learn what it takes to be a hero with stories and fun activities!

WRESTLING CLUB  August 8 at 11 am
Pro-wrestling fans unite! Read about a pro-wrestler, do an activity, and watch a tv match with us!

CREATION STATION: LEGO CLUB August 10 at 4:30 pm
Build, create, and design with our large lego collection.

MOVIE NIGHTS August 21 & 28 at 3:30 pm
Watch a movie with your friends and family right here in the library!Big Hero 6 on 8/21 and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on 8/28.