Children and teens are invited to participate in this year’s Summer Reading Program to be held at Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) from June 1 to August 9. The theme for children birth through Grade 6 is “Fizz, Boom, Read” and the theme for teens is “Spark a Reaction.”
Participants can sign up for the programs and keep track of the books read using a designated computer in the library, or a computer at home or elsewhere. To register, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library, beginning June 1. Recommended reading lists also will be available on the website.
“Summer is a time of fun and relaxation. Reading is both, with the added bonus of keeping reading skills sharp,” said MCPL Director Parker Hamilton. “Participating in the Summer Reading Program at MCPL not only encourages reading but also provides opportunities to participate in programs that showcase cultural performances and STEM-related events.”
Magicians, musicians, and storytellers are among the entertainers that will perform for children at all MCPL branches this summer. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) events will be featured, complementing the Summer Reading Program’s theme. Schedules of programs are on the library’s calendar of events on the website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library. All programs are funded by the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc. (FOLMC) and by local Friends of the Library chapters.
Summer Reading t-shirts are on sale at the FOLMC bookstores. For questions, call 240-777-0020.
To request ADA program accommodations for any of the Summer Reading programs, call the library hosting the program at least five work days in advance.
For more information about the program, visit www.montgomerycountymd.libguides.com/summerreading.
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Media Contact: Bonnie Ayers, 240-777-6507
Library Contact: Carol Legarreta, 240-777-0030