New Bern-Craven County Public Library Reading Program – June 2018

New Bern-Craven County Public Library

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Activities for All Ages

2018 Early Literacy Summer Reading Activities (Birth – Age 5)

Preschool Storysteps (3 – 5 years) Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Children’s Mini-Theater

Follow the footsteps under the rainbow for stories, music, puppetry, and much more!

Time Out for Toddlers (18 months – 3 years). Fridays, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Children’s Mini-Theater

Follow the footsteps under the rainbow for stories, music, puppetry, and much more!

Children’s Summer Reading Activities (completed grades K-5)

Thursday, June 21, 2:30 p.m. – Summer Reading Program Kick-Off (Birth – 5th grade) Auditorium. Registration begins June 7. Let us take you away on a Magical Mystery Tour to kick-off our Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock! with special guest magician and storyteller, Gary Shelton.

Saturday, June 30, 3:00 p.m. – Family Movie Day (All Ages) Auditorium. Registration begins Saturday, June 23. A Tibetan mastiff living in a remote mountain community dreams of being a rock star. But when he heads to the big city to seek his fortune, his unprotected flock of sheep are preyed upon by a hungry wolf. Rated PG. Call or visit the library’s website for movie title or more information.

Bring a bag lunch and join us on Mondays during our Summer Reading Program for the showing of a different musical each week.  Enjoy a fun afternoon filled with song and dance!

Adult Summer Reading Activities

Saturday @ the Movies Auditorium – June 23, 3:00 p.m. From a penniless orphan to ringmaster, P. T. Barnum brought together society’s outcasts to create a worldwide sensation! (PG)

Activities for All Ages

Rock Your Library!

Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 27, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Join the rock-painting craze at the library! Painting rocks is fun and relaxing, so come get creative. There’s no wrong way to paint a rock!

Libraries Rock Songbook

Rock Your Library!

Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 27, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Join the rock-painting craze at the library! Painting rocks is fun and relaxing, so come get creative. There’s no wrong way to paint a rock!

Bring a bag lunch and join us on Mondays during our Summer Reading Program for the showing of a different musical each week.  Enjoy a fun afternoon filled with song and dance!

June 18: 12:00 – 1:45 p.m. Rated PG

June 25: 12:00 – 2:20 p.m. Rated G July

Libraries Rock

Photography Rocks Amateur Photography Contest

Open to everyone age 6 and up.

Applications are required for each entry and may be picked up beginning June 18 in the library or printed from the library’s website.

All entries must be submitted to the Adult Reference Desk by July 23.  No emailed, faxed, or framed entries will be accepted.

Please see the application form for complete guidelines.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st & 2nd place in three age categories: 6-12, 13-17, and 18+.

Libraries Rock Songbook

Attention amateur composers: Everyone age 6 and up is invited to submit an original composition for addition to our Libraries Rock Songbook.

When completed, the songbook will be on display in the Adult Reference Department.

Applications are required for each composition and may be picked up beginning June 18 in the library or printed from the library’s website.

All compositions must be submitted in paper format to the Adult Reference Desk by August 4. No emailed or faxed compositions will be accepted. Please see the application form for complete guidelines.

*These programs require registration. Call 252-638-7807 or 252-638-7815 to register.

Due to limited space we are unable to accommodate groups and summer camps at these events.

For more information, visit the New Bern-Craven County Public Library located at 400 Johnson St., call 252-638-7813, or visit NewBern.cpclib.org.
Submitted by: Cassandra Hunsucker, Librarian, New Bern-Craven County Public Library

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