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Summer Reading
Events & Programs

Summer Reading Challenge

June 3- August 9

Read books, attend programs, and win prizes! This summer everyone who completes their summer reading challenge will earn a prize!

This year we're encouraging all participants to log their reading progress through Beanstack, our online platform. However, if you prefer the traditional paper version, download and print the PDF below!

Repeating Events

One Time Programs

Each week of the Summer Reading Program has a different theme to

inspire readers to explore the adventures waiting in their library!

June 3-8: Beyond the Stars (Space)

June 9-15: Aquatic Adventures (Ocean)

June 16-22: Roaming Readers (Travel)

June 23-29: Culinary Chronicles (Food)

June 30-July 6: Imaginary Realms (Fantasy)

July 7-13: Rediscovering Home (Local)

July 14-20: Time-Traveling Tales (History)

July 21-27: Science Safari (Science)

July 28-August 3: Cave Chronicles (Caves)

August 4-9: Trailblazer Tales (Exploration)

Repeating Events

Armchair adventures logo with an armchair in a field of daffodils

Armchair Adventures

Every Tuesday at 4 pm-5:30 pm (except July 2 and August 6)

Ages 13+

Embark on a weekly journey from either the comfort of the Mars Area Public Library or from your own home! Discover a curated selection of exhilarating YouTube videos that will transport you to breathtaking landscapes, fascinating local exploration, and thrilling expeditions across time and space! No passport required- simply grab a seat and some themed snacks and let the adventure begin!

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Face Painting

Community Clothes Swap: Adults and Teens

June 27-29 during regular library hours

Donate your clothes to the library, then come back and find something new! You don't have to donate to participate!

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Dragon egg nestled in a potted plant

Dragon Eggs

Tuesday, July 2 at 4 pm-5:30 pm | Ages 13+

Create a dragon egg of you very own! While these eggs won't hatch, they do make an interesting conversation starter! Once you have learned the secrets of dragon egg construction here at the library, design your own at home based on your favorite dragon or fantasy series!

Image by Michael Veronneau

Teen Taste Test: Loada Soda & Snacks Worldwide

Wednesday, July 3 at 5:00 pm | Ages 13-18

Come try out a variety of sodas and snacks from around the world! Let the people know what you think!

Chess Game

Teen Chess Club

Wednesday, July 10 at 5 pm | 13+

Enjoy a game of chess with fellow teens! Other board games available as well! Snacks and beverages provided!

Image by Thimo Pedersen

Pokemon Meetup

Wednesday, July 24 at 5 pm | 13+

Have a favorite Pokemon? Got any stories about the 'mons who got away? Want to show off your shinies? Stop on by the library to hang out with fellow trainers! Snacks and beverages included!

Dragon egg nestled in a potted plant

Movie Matinee Friday

Friday, July 26 at 1:00 pm | All ages 

Come and watch an animated movie on our big screen. Sit on chairs or on the floor, picnic style. Bring a blanket and your own snacks!

The movie for July is Elemental, rated PG and released in 2023.

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Community Clothes Swap: Children

August 1-3 during regular library hours.

Donate your clothes to the library, then come back and find something new! You don't have to donate to participate!

Two adventure journals, one with a blue cover and one with an old map cover, sit on a potted plant

Adventure Journals

Tuesday, August 6 at 4 pm-5:30 pm | Ages 13+

As the last week of summer reading starts, make a journal to keep track of your adventures at home! Adventure journals are great for planning out your next big trip in meticulous detail, or for simply keeping track of any interesting leaves found during a hike!


Summer Reading Finale

Friday, August 9 at 12 pm at the Adams Township Community Park, Rotary Pavilion. Click here for directions!

It is time to celebrate all our great readers (and story listeners) as we close out the 2024 Summer Reading Program. Stop on by for your summer reading button, fun activities for kids and families, and to enjoy an ice-cold treat to beat the summer heat!

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A Huge Thank You to our Sponsors!

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