Summer fun: Dream big and read with Rowan Public Library
RPL’s ‘Dream Big, Read!’
This summer, Rowan Public Library invites kids to join the library for a fun-filled summer of exciting programs and great reads with “Dream Big, Read!”
Pre-registration began on May 14 at all library locations for children age 12 months to rising fifth-graders. Prizes will be given for every 5, 10, 15 and 20 hours read, with door prizes at the school-aged programs.
Kick-off celebrations will be held at each location. Thursday, June 14, from 3:30-5 p.m. at the South Rowan Regional Location in China Grove; Friday, June 15, from 1:30-3 p.m. at the East Branch in Rockwell; and Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m.-noon at RPL headquarters in Salisbury.
Weekly programs begin on June 18 and run until Aug. 2. No programs will be held the week of July 4. RPL staff will be on hand to entertain the youngest participants and professional performers will help the school-age children reach for the stars.
Family programs will again be offered at Cleveland Town Hall and reading hours can be tracked there at the time of the program.
•Little Dreamers: 12- to 24-month-olds, Mondays, 10:30 a.m., East Branch; Tuesdays, 11 a.m., headquarters; Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., South Library. Each program lasts about 30 minutes; runs for four weeks.
•Star Catchers: 2-year-olds, 10:30 a.m.; Tuesdays, East Branch; Wednesdays, South Library; Thursdays, headquarters. Each program lasts about 30 minutes; runs for four weeks.
•Moon Wishers: 3- to 5-year-olds, 10:30 a.m.; Mondays, South Library; Wednesdays, headquarters; Thursdays, East Branch. Each program lasts 30-45 minutes and runs for seven weeks.
•Space Explorers: Rising first- through fifth-graders, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., South Library; Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., East Branch; Wednesdays, 2 p.m., headquarters; Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., Cleveland Town. Programs last about 45 minutes and runs for seven weeks.
June 18-21: Greg Zelnik, Dragon Magic Reading
June 25-28: Rags 2 Riches, Disenchanted Dragon.
July 9-12: Red Herring Puppets, Aesop’s Fables.
July 16-19: Steve Brogan, Ventriloquist Extraordinaire.
July 23-26: Sharon Clarke, Tales and Tunes.
July 30-August 2: Mo and Ro, Stories, Songs and Silliness.
Programs are also available for camps and daycares. Call 704-216-8234 for more information.
Calling all Teens: Own the Night @ Your Library
There are many ways for teens to “Own the Night” this summer at Rowan Public Library. Starting June 19 and running through Aug. 2, all rising sixth-graders to 12th-graders are invited to participate in events happening this summer at the library. Teens can earn library dollars to be used at the end of the summer to bid on prizes provided by the Friends of Rowan Public Library.
Programs will be held on Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m. at headquarters; Wednesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. at East Branch in Rockwell; Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m. at South Rowan Regional in China Grove. No programs will be held the week of July 4th.
This year, our teen Own the Night events include Light up the Night; Carolina Shadows; Stargazing; Crime Scene; Live Creatures.
Each teen will receive a booklet when they register for summer reading. The booklet is a way to keep track of library dollars, which can be used to bid on prizes provided by local organizations and the Friends of Rowan Public Library.
Prizes will be announced at the special teen event concert to be held at South Rowan Regional in China Grove on Wednesday, Aug, 1.
•Light up the Night:Light Painting and Black Light Design
Headquarters, Salisbury, June 19, 3:30-5 p.m.
East Branch, Rockwell, June 20, 3:30-5 p.m.
South Rowan Regional, China Grove, June 21, 3:30- 5 p.m.
•Carolina Shadows:Casting a light on the Bizarre with Tim Sonefelt
Headquarters, June 26, 3:30-5 p.m.
East Branch, June 27, 3:30-5 p.m.
South Rowan Regional, June 28, 3:30-5 p.m.
•Stargazing: How much do you know about the stars?
Headquarters, July 10, 3:30-5 p.m.
East Branch, July 11, 3:30-5 p.m.
South Rowan Regional, July 12, 3:30-5 p.m.
•Crime Scene: CSI and Self Defense with the Sheriff’s Department
Headquarters, July 17, 3:30-5 p.m.
East Branch, July 18, 3:30-5 p.m.
South Rowan Regional, July 19, 3:30-5 p.m.
•Live Creatures: Nocturnal animals and more
Headquarters, July 24, 3:30-5 p.m.
East Branch, July 25, 3:30-5 p.m.
South Rowan Regional, July 26, 3:30-5 p.m.
•Summer Concert and Prize Awards: Aug. 1, 3:30-5 p.m., end of summer celebration at South Rowan Regional.
Also this summer: Parent and Family Reading Workshops
6:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, June 18, headquarters, Salisbury.
For more information please check the library website at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call your closest RPL location — headquarters, 704-216-8234; South Rowan Regional, 704-216-7728; East Branch, 704-216-7842.