In addition to the specialized programs and events listed below. MCPL also offers a central calendar of events to help you find what's happening at your library. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE CALENDAR.
Ages Birth to 5th Grade
Young readers can explore the night this summer as Montgomery County Libraries present "Dream Big - READ!" during their summer reading program. Activities may include programs on stargazing and moon lore, dreams and wishes, space exploration, nocturnal animals, an evening pajama storytime, and more. The Dream Big summer reading program is open to young people, birth to 12, with programs, prize drawings, story hours, and more. Go to your neighborhood library’s website to learn more.
Grades 6th - 12th
Area teens are encouraged to participate in "Own the Night," the teen summer reading program for all
Montgomery County libraries. Teens are invited to come to the library and read for prizes as well as
take part in special events offered throughout the summer.Visit your local
public library to see if you can sign up online and for a listing of
the great events you can attend.
This year the Montgomery County Library system is continuing their partnership with Verizon by offering Thinkfinity Literacy Labs in libraries across the County. The Thinkfinity Literacy Lab is equipped with great hands-on activities for pre-readers that help develop early literacy skills through reading, writing, signing, talking and playing. Activities such as puppet play, alphabet games, letter stamping and sorting, music making and puzzles will be available in the lab for children to explore. The labs will also feature online literacy games through the Thinkfinity website. For more information, call your local library or visit Thinkfinity at www.thinkfinity.org
District libraries offer a wonderful opportunity to join the summer reading program for adults, offering incentives, such as gift baskets, certificates, etc. And how about the joy of sharing with others, a wonderful review you have written on a fabulous book? To find out if your library is participating in this summer program, please click here.