Muhlenberg Community Library is counting down to launch into A Universe of Stories this summer. Children can register for Summer Quest and receive a tracking sheet of intergalactic missions to complete throughout the summer to redeem for tickets, which can be used in the prizes raffle. Tracking sheets are available for ages 0-10 years and 11-18 year olds and can be picked up at the library anytime between now and the end of Summer Quest on August 17th. Adults can register separately for the Summer Quest challenge and will receive a raffle ticket for prizes upon attending a program during the summer. Summer Quest tracking begins June 10th and must be turned in by 11 AM on August 17th for a chance in the prize raffle. The winners for the children’s and the adult’s prizes will be announced at this time.
Check out all the great special events that are happening
this summer at MCL! All of the special events and the reoccurring programs are
offered free. Donations toward future events are always welcome. Some special
events require registration and will be noted as such. Please note that
children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult 18+ while visiting the
library. Join MCL in keeping the reading and the fun going all summer long!
June 10, 6-7PM. Planet Power: Make your own
solar system. Ages 6-12 and families.
June 12 & 13, 10-7:30pm, June 14 & 15,
10-1:30pm. Used book sale. Saturday only: Fill a bag with books for
$5! Hardcover books, trade paperbacks, CDs, & DVDs: $1 each. Paperbacks and
children’s books: $.50 each or 3/$1.
June 15, 11-1PM. Quest Kick-Off: Register for
Summer Quest and enjoy space-themed activities, stories and fun: photo booth,
astronaut glove box, asteroid toss game, face painting and summer basket
raffle. Adults and mature teens will be delighted by Astrologer, Julia Waters.
Listen to a presentation about beginner astrology from 11-11:30 AM. Julia will
be available after the presentation to enlighten individuals about their
personal astrology. *For entertainment purposes only!
June 17, 5:30-7PM. Family Escape Room: A
universe of stories has exploded in the library. Your job is to contain the
situation, locate the misplaced stories and put them back where they
belong! Can you do it? Ages 6-12 and families. Registration required:
(610)929-0589 or email@example.com.
June 24, 5PM. Aesop’s Fables by Mike
Kenny: Performed by the Yocum Institute’s Teen Theater Ensemble. Enjoy
discovering life’s BIG lessons in this delightful audience participatory
performance of a magical adventure through Aesop’s fables –
tales by the Greek storyteller from long, long ago. Meet
storytellers (and a storyteller in-training): Wolfie, Syd, Barry and
Harriet who introduce a hasty Hare eager to race a steady Tortoise, a very
vain bird, a little Boy who cried Wolf and a tiny Mouse who helps a mighty
Lion. This event is funded by the Friends of Berks County Libraries. Ages
2-18 and families.
July 1, 6-7PM. Blast Off: Build rockets and use
our launch apparatus outside to make them fly! Participants will need to bring
2 soda bottles each. Ages 8-14. Registration required: (610)929-0589 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 8, 6-7PM. Your Birthday Moon: Choose to
create a picture, story or poem to share with the group. Ages 6-12.
July 13, 10AM-12PM. Kitten adoption event with
Berks County Animal Rescue League. All ages.
July 15, 5:45-7PM. A Single Story, Author Sammi Noll:
Meet local author and middle school student who overcame bullying with
journaling. Start a journal with Sammi’s help. Ages 6-12.
July 17, 6-7PM. Full Moon Folklore: Explore the
imprint of the moon on the natural world, and the lunar year as portrayed by
ancient peoples. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own birth
months in relation to the lunar cycles. Registration is highly suggested. A
craft will be available for the first 20 participants. Call (610)929-0589. This
event is for adults 18+.
July 22, 6-7PM. NASA Night: Experience what it
would be like to work with NASA. Ages 2-10.
July 27, 11-12PM. Mother & Daughter Tea:
Enjoy tea, cookies and a craft with your favorite woman. Ages 5-18 + adult.
Registration required: (610)929-0589 or email@example.com.
July 29, 6-7PM. Take the Moon for a Walk: Learn
the phases of the moon, play a game and leave with a moon to take for a walk.
August 5, 6-7PM. Creating Constellations: Make
your own constellation. Ages 6-12.
August 13, 6-7PM. Alfred Hitchcock’s Birthday…
is for the birds! Celebrate the Master of Suspense, and his 1963 film The
Birds, by making a homemade bird feeder. Be warned many,
many birds will flock to the irresistible feeder! This adult event is
for 18+ and registration is suggested. Call (610)929-0589.
August 17, 11-1PM. Quest Closing: Space-tastic
fun, games and stories. Hand in your tracking sheets by 11am and watch the live
prize drawing. Ages 0-18 and families.
Summer Reoccurring Programs begin June 10th and
end on August 17th.
Wonderful Wee Ones: Lapsit storytime for ages 0-2. Tuesdays,
Mid-Day Free Play: Play time for ages 0-12. Tuesdays, 11-12:30PM.
Tween Café: Activities for ages 8-12. Wednesdays, 3-4PM.
Family Movie Night: Join the fun at 5PM on June 12th, our
first family movie night, with a Father’s Day gift craft prior to the start of
the feature film. Call the library or check our website for the title of the
films being screened. Ages 0-18 and families. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays,
StoryRiders Sensory Storytime: Interactive storytime for children with
sensory processing issues presented at a Preschool level. 1st &
Off 2 Pre-K: Storytime for ages 2-5. Fridays, 10:30-11:30AM.
Rock-N-Block: Building time for ages 2-12. Fridays, 11:30-12:30PM.
TAB: Teen Advisory Board meeting for ages 12-18. 1st Monday
of every month, 3:15-4:30PM.
Teen Café: Activities for ages 12-18. Tuesdays, 12:30-2PM.
Teen Reading Lounge: Free books, free food, art, music, field trips and
more for ages 12-18. Series by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.
Registration required: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s Iced Tea Time: Complimentary tea and a craft for adults 18+.
Saturdays: 6/1, 7/13, & 8/10, 12-1PM.