Library kicks off summer reading program Saturday
Catch the Reading Bug as Rowan Public Library kicks off its summer reading program Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children can take part in crafts and games at all library locations.
At the East Branch in Rockwell, guest Cathy Cress Eller will take part in the kickoff activities. Eller, a local author, will read from her book, “Carnella Caterpillar: Jeepers Creepers,” and sign copies.
Following the kickoff, summer reading swings into high gear the next week, with performances each week for all age groups:
Butterflies ó ages 12-24 months: 10:30 a.m. on Mondays at East, Tuesdays at Headquarters and Thursdays at South, for four weeks.
Spiders ó 2-year-olds: 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at East, Wednesdays at South and Thursdays at Headquarters, for four weeks.
Grasshoppers ó 3-5-year- olds: 10:30 a.m. on Mondays at South, Wednesdays at Headquarters and Thursdays at East, for seven weeks.
Entomologistsó Rising first- through fifth-graders: 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at South, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at East and at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays at headquarters.
Performers for seven weeks, in order of appearance, are Rags to Riches Theater Troupe, Willie Claflin, Captain Jim, A Real Pirate, Flow’s Circus, RO & LO, Marian the Librarian and Ron Gulledge.