Summer Reading Program 2016!

Special to Dorchester Banner/Cambridge Library Cambridge Library Staff dressed in 2016’s Summer Reading T-Shirt: Eager to assist patrons!

Special to Dorchester Banner/Cambridge Library
Cambridge Library Staff dressed in 2016’s Summer Reading T-Shirt: Eager to assist patrons!

Get ready, get set, READ! Summer Reading is still going strong! Help prevent the dreaded “Summer Slide” with school out, by coming to the library for books, games, programs, and more! Sign-up any time for our Summer Reading Program with sports and exercise-themed tasks and events. Summer Reading is for ALL AGES: 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 (multiple) raffle chances to win a desired gift card from one of the following: Wal-Mart,, 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 small, weekly prizes from our treasure chest when they bring in their reading logs (at both branches).

All children who complete their Summer Reading tasks and receive their t-shirt are eligible to attend a special “Summer Reading Finish Line Celebration” with ice-cream, freeze-pops, and the grand prize raffle drawing, on Aug. 20! Hurlock’s Celebration will be held from 10am-noon, while Cambridge’s party will be from 2-3 pm.

Love sports and want to learn more?! Come read about your favorite sports, athletes, and teams, like Serena Williams, LeBron James, Muhammed Ali, Manny Machado, the Baltimore Orioles, the Washington Wizards – plus many more – at both library branches! Books with stats and tips for various sports, like soccer, gymnastics, volleyball, and baseball, are also available. Want some ideas on exercise, dieting, cooking, or weight-training? Try any of our books – or videos – on the above topics, along with dance and fitness!

Hurlock Happenings:
• Story Time is held Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11 am, in the Hurlock Community Building (behind the library).

• Healthy Snack-Attack Prep Event: Feeling hungry? Come make healthy snacks at Hurlock on July 14, from 3-4 pm. Space is limited, so sign-up is appreciated! This event will be held in the Hurlock Community Building.

• Lego League will be held in the Hurlock Community Building on July 21, from 3-6 pm! All ages are welcome!

For sign-up and more information about events call the Hurlock library at 410-943-4331.

Cambridge Happenings:

• Lil’ Sprouts Story Time runs Wednesdays, 10:30-11 am, now through Aug. 10, with musical story times and craft story times happening at least once a month.

• A STEAM Event will be held on July 9, from 2-3pm, in the Cambridge Meeting Room. Come do fun science and art-related activities with us! Recommended for ages 3 and up!

• The Science Tellers Return on July 20, at 2 pm, in the Cambridge Meeting Room! Free tickets are available at the Circulation Desk for this interactive science event.

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 email on a quarterly basis. Stop by either branch or call us to enroll. Cambridge: 410-228-7331 or Hurlock: 410-943-4331. Follow us on Facebook for more information and updates!

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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