Library announces summer reading program

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Get ready, get set, READ! Summer Reading has arrived!! This year’s theme is Sports, Exercise, and Health. Help prevent the dreaded “Summer Slide” once school’s out, by coming to the library for books, games, and more! Sign-up any time for our Summer Reading Program.

The program is open to ALL AGES: infants through adults! Infants through adults receive a free book with sign up, as well as the chance to complete simple, theme-related tasks to earn prizes or chances to win raffle prizes.

Adults will also receive a free book for completed bingo boards and will earn a chance to win a tote bag filled with goodies at the end of summer. Teens can complete raffle chances to win a desired gift card, from one of the following: Walmart,, Rue 21, or GameStop.

Infants through children (about age 11 or 12) can complete simple, themed tasks to earn 3 prizes: a sporty rubber duckie, an inflatable sports ball or black sports lanyard, and culminating in a blue Sneaks the Cat Summer Reading t-shirt.

Kids can also select a small prize from our treasure chest when they bring in their weekly reading logs (at both branches).

Hurlock Branch Happenings:
• Get Ready. Get Set. The Treasure Chest, and lots of other excitement, returns!!! For more information call the Hurlock library at (410) 943-4331. New DVDs arriving daily! Check them out! See you at the library!
• Shake, Shimmy, and Dance (“Wiggleworm”) Story Times: June 22 and, 29 from 10:30 to 11 am, with Ms. Debbie in the Hurlock Community Building (behind the Hurlock Library).
• Paper Flower Seed Craft: June 23, 3- 4pm – Limited supplies so sign up is appreciated!
• America’s Birthday Party Musical Story Time & Craft: June 30, 3 – 4 pm

Cambridge Happenings:
• Lil’ Sprouts Story Time runs Wednesdays, 10:30-11 am, from June 1 -Aug. 10, with musical story times and craft story times happening at least once a month.
• Summer Reading Kick–Off Party: Join us this Saturday from 1 – 3 pm for free food, free books (with sign-up), crafts, community partners, and special guest, Sneaks the Cat. Enjoy Dorchester County’s first ever StoryWalk®, featuring the book Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes. Free copies of the book will be available to the first 40 participants. This portion of the event is sponsored by the Library and the Dorchester County Health Department’s Health Education Program.
• Join us for Bingo Mania Night (School age – Adult) on June 30, from 5 – 7 PM for a chance to win prizes!

E-Newsletter Sign-Up:
Want to know what’s happening at the Library? Don’t have a Facebook account? You can get all the events and programs sent directly to your e-mail on a quarterly basis. Stop by either branch or call us to enroll. Cambridge: 410-228-7331 or Hurlock: 410-943-4331

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Editor’s note: Books in the Belfry is a regular feature provided for local book lovers by the staff of the Dorchester County Public Library.

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