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Summer Reading!

The summer bookmobile schedule is now available!

Kids can sign up for the summer reading club anytime on or after June 9! This year’s theme is ‘Libraries Rock!’ — and we’ll also do some fun geology with ‘library rocks’! There are five special events throughout the summer – scroll down for details!

Throughout the summer, kids will get prizes from the treasure chest when they visit the bookmobile or library and check in to show progress toward their personal reading goal (or read-to-me goal). Special prizes will be given for attending special events, completing fun reading challenges, and for making progress toward the goal kids set for themselves!

Storytime @ The Library! Ms. Bonnie will be offering TWO fun storytimes at the Sawmill Road Library every Friday from June 15 – August 31. From 9:30-9:50am, she will offer stories especially for kids from birth to 3 years old. From 10-10:20am, a new storytime will focus on kids from 3-6 years old – stretching their reading skills! (Parents can decide which session to put their 3 year old children in!) All family members and friends of any age are welcome!

This year, middle schoolers can sign up for the Middle School Library Club and they will plan their own fun with club mentor, Professor Kali Fedor!

The only rule of summer reading club is you have to read for fun!!!

Come to these special events for extra fun for the whole family!

Dinosaur Dance Party!
Sat. June 9, 11am-1pm
Rohrbach’s Farm Market, 240 Southern Dr., Catawissa
Dance with life-like Pennsylvania Dinosaurs from 12-1pm! Music, stories, strawberries, and free books and prizes! Learn about the rock cycle and see rocks and fossils with Dr. Ginny from the Children’s Museum! Sign up for the summer reading club and borrow books from the bookmobile!

Music & Magic with Moreland the Magician!
Wed. June 20, 6-7:30pm (Magic show starts at 6:30.)
Sawmill Road Library, 702 Sawmill Rd., Bloomsburg
This summer magic show, “Libraries Rock!”, will be a blend of magic, puppetry, comedy, and audience participation, and will celebrate the fun of reading and visiting your library all summer long. It’s a goofy, wildly-entertaining, 45-minute show that will thrill kids of all ages! You don’t want to miss this! Ms. Bonnie will warm up the crowd at 6pm with a fun performance and talk about violins!

Nature Songs and Stories!
Sat. July 14, 10am-12pm
Northern Columbia Community & Cultural Center (N4Cs), 42 Community Dr., Benton
Visit the Traveling Library collections at the N4Cs Library and have fun with nature activities, songs, and stories! Kids can work on their own nature detective journal!

Diversity and Drumming!
Wed. July 18, 6:30-8pm
Sawmill Road Library, 702 Sawmill Rd., Bloomsburg
Amazing drummer Urie Kline will do a fun program with kids and our own Bonnie Crawford will do a diversity storytime. Parents will have the opportunity to learn and discuss ways to help their children appreciate all the different kinds of people who make up our communities!

At the end, we will all celebrate all the great summer reading with a big party!

Rockin’ Readers Summer Reading Celebration!
Sat. Aug. 11, 10am-1pm
Sawmill Road Library, 702 Sawmill Rd., Bloomsburg
Our big outside summer reading party. Bouncy slide, lots of fun games and activities, musical performances, stories, and chances to win even more prizes! (Rain location: Conference Room by the library.)

We are looking forward to a great summer reading together!


What’s New? Preview and Request New Books

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Our librarians carefully select books for the collection from sources like book reviews, library journals, and book-related websites, based on our relationships with our community of readers. The books are added to purchase lists on Amazon and ordered regularly. We have made our purchase lists public so you can request forthcoming books.

View the Traveling Library Purchase Lists

You can preview the lists on Amazon anytime. If you see a book you would like to request, simply send an email to info@cctlibrary.org with your name and the book you would like to read, or call 570-387-8782. We will notify you when your book is ready. It usually takes about one week from the time the book is ordered. For bestsellers which have not yet been published, you will be added to a waiting list for when it comes out, and it may take longer.


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