MIDDLEBORO — Move and groove over to the Middleborough Public Library for a Children’s Summer Reading program starting on June 16 when you can stop by the library or register online at midlib.org and begin adding up your reading time.
Play your way to great prizes this summer in three easy ways: reading and logging your time, completing challenges, and filling out the puzzles and extra sheets.
Read to yourself, be read to, read to someone, or listen to an audiobook and count that time towards your Summer Reading goals. Earn prizes along the way like a free kids meal, PawSox ticket, and books of course. The more books you enjoy the more chances you get to win one of five grand prize packs including a ukulele, drum kit, Peaceful Meadows ice cream, tickets to Edaville Railroad, free tickets to TreeTop Adventures and more.
Complete five challenges to be entered into a drawing for free movie tickets. Puzzle sheets and extra incentive sheets can be done to earn more tickets for the grand prizes.
Open to all children from pre-readers through sixth grade. Join the band at one of our library programs this summer for a rockin’ good time. Every week you’ll find something to do.
Tuesdays - Brown Bag Books. Bring your lunch or snacks and join Miss Amanda for a book group from 1-2 p.m. during the month of July. We’ll meet outside- weather permitting- or inside at the Library. All ages welcome. No registration required.
Wednesdays – “Rock and Roll” during Preschool Storylabs. Best for kids 3-6 years of age and their caregiver(s). Each program will feature activities related to the theme. Please check the library’s calendar for details.
Thursdays - Baby Bookworms is a lapsit program for birth-18 month olds and their caregiver(s). Twenty minutes of rhymes, stories, and songs starts at 10:15 a.m. and is followed by time to play with the library toys. Please check the calendar for detailed program information and special guests. Free. No registration required. Meets June 21, 28, July 5 and August 16.
Also on Thursdays - Toddler Time at 11:15 a.m. is best for children 18 months- 3 years of age and their caregiver(s). Twenty minutes of music, movement, and stories is followed by time to play together with the library toys. Please check the calendar for detailed program information and special guests. Free. No registration required. Meets June 21, 28, July 5 and August 16.
Special events coming up at the library...
Wednesday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m. – “Soule Homestead Rocks!” Kids ages 3-6 and their caregivers(s) can become a geologist for the day. Join Miss Amanda to hear a story, take a hike to find some cool rocks, have fun and get dirty with some hands-on activities. No registration required. This program will be held at Soule Homestead located at 46 Soule St. Picnic tables and bathrooms are available.
Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. - Toe Jam Puppet Band will perform an outdoor concert on the Town Hall lawn. In the case of inclement weather the concert will be held in the auditorium. Local favorites Toe Jam Puppet Band will bring their interactive, family friendly show to Middleborough once again! Bring your blanket, chairs, and a picnic dinner or snacks for the performance. Free. No registration required.
Wednesday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m. - Nature Rocks at the Library. Come enjoy hands-on activities and the grand opening of the Library’s new Nature Playspace. No registration required. Ages 3-6.
Thursday, June 28 at 1 p.m. - Bring your snack or lunch and enjoy a movie matinee on the Library’s big screen. This movie, rated PG, follows a young musician through the Land of the Dead on the hunt for his relative- a legendary singer.
Check the library’s calendar at midlib.org or the printed Summer Reading brochure for details. Contact Amanda Meyer, Children’s Librarian at 508-496-2470 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“Libraries Rock” is supported through the generosity of the Wilfred M. Silvia Trust. Sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Thank you to the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library for their continued support of the Summer Reading program and to all our local sponsors including Mutual Bank.