Sara Swanson

Library Summer Reading Program to kick-off on Friday with a magic show

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School is almost over for the year and that means it is time for the summer reading program at Manchester District Library! This year’s theme is Build a Better World, teaching children about living responsibly in this world. The library has a lot of activities planned for the kids and adults over the summer as well as programs for teens and adults, and drawings for fantastic prizes.

The summer reading program kicks off on June 16th with registration beginning at noon, immediately after the half-day of Manchester Community Schools lets out. At 1 pm,the library will present A2 Magic in the Village Room! If you are unable to attend the kick-off event, registration will continue the following week. Throughout the summer, drawings will be held on Saturdays for those who are up to date on their reading logs.

The library will be holding fun and educational Tuesday programs, open to all ages this summer. These include:

  • June 20th: AMCOR: OCEAN DEBRIS AND RECYCLYING WITH Dennis Kittel 10 am in the Village Room
  • June 27th: GUEST AUTHOR, KAREN BUNNEY … “The Adventures of Bessie Bunny” 10 am in the Main Library
  • July 11th: DRONES, DRONES, a high-flying, thrilling demonstration by C. Dupree. 10 am in the Village Room
  • July 18th: BUILD YOUR OWN BIRDHOUSE (Materials supplied) Devin Stacy 11:30 am in the Village Room *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

On July 28th, the library will be holding the END OF SUMMER READING PROGRAM PARTY! in the village Room. The party will include pizza at 5 pm and a grand prize drawing at 5:45 pm. A completion certificate is required to attend the pizza party and grand-prize drawing. At 6 pm the public half of the party begins with the Leslie Science Center giving a presentation. This is open to everyone, whether they have participated and completed the Summer Reading Program or not.

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