Summer with Your Library 2022: Oceans of Possibilities!
Our libraries are gearing up for Summer with your Library! We’re shaking things up this year with new ways to participate and more chances to win! We’ve also planned some exciting events and activities like Storybook Strolls for families, Paint & Sips for adults, and sound clip trivia for teens! Pick up an event schedule now available at any of the libraries or download one here!
Play Summer Reading Bingo!
Show your Library Pride!
One of the ways you can participate and get registered for exclusive prizes this year is to sign up to put a library yard sign in your yard or window. Sign up between May 23 and July 2 to be entered and have fun spotting all the Library Lovers across the area!
Summer with Your Library Kick Off
We’re having our summer kick-off party in Hoffman Park in Frostburg on June 15 from 5-7 PM! We’re going to have music from the Fly Birds, ice cream from the Queen City Creamery, and giveaways!
Story Time in the Park
Outdoor Story Times will start again this summer with Story Times in parks across the county with the first one at 10 AM on June 14 at the Constitution Park Amphitheater. See the full schedule and get ready for some fun in the sun!
Summer Reading Programs were originally designed by public libraries to help elementary-aged students avoid summer learning loss by encouraging them to read. Our Summer Reading Programs have grown to include programs and prizes for all ages-tweens, teens, and adults, making it a true community-side, family -friendly program. In our community, the libraries have become more important than ever. We touch the lives of so many members of the community and strive to help even more.
In 2021, we held story times and events at 11 outdoor locations throughout the count to ensure safe, socially disatanced, family friendly programs. During our 28 outdoor programs, we had over 1,500 people in attendance. Because of support from our community parterners and sponsors, every child in attendance went home with a free book and pre-packaged craft at Story Times. We also held 14 additional virtual events, got our steps in at story walks, painted pet portraits for the Animal Shelter, and enjoyed theatrical performances!