Get with the program! Summer@MCL is going on now!
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Summer@MCL is already well underway, but there's still time to register!

ALL AGES are welcome to register at the library and pick up these BINGO-style tracking sheets. Summer@MCL ends on August 18th. Read on for instructions on how to complete a Bingo sheet.

  • Read Squares—Read 1 hour for each square.
  • Attend Programs Squares—Attend any Summer@MCL program and mark the square with the date of the event that you attended.
  • Volunteer Squares—Volunteer to help a neighbor/friend for an hour (ex. Mow a lawn, wash their windows, etc.) or volunteer at an organization or event. Please record what you did and have it signed and dated by the person/organization that you helped.
  • Donate Squares—Bring one non-perishable food item for Keystone Military Families or one Wish List item for the Animal Rescue League into MCL and have a staff member initial a donate square.
  • Create Squares— Create an item at one of the presentations or from a stand-alone activity at the library and show it to a staff member to have this square initialed.

Ages 0-17 years

  • Receive 1 ticket for a small prize for each square you complete. Receive 1 chance at the Grand Prize, a Kindle Fire, at the end of Summer@MCL if you finish any square (receive 2 chances if you fill one entire card) and do the end of summer survey. Total of up to 2 chances only.
  • Receive a book (up to 3 total) for each BINGO earned. You may complete 5 across, 5 up and down, 5 diagonally or all 4 corners for a BINGO.
  • Prizes include gift bags from each of the themed weeks, book sets, Weaver's Orchard admission tickets, and a Kindle Fire.
Adults 18+
  • Receive 1 chance at the Grand Prize, a $100 Gift Certificate for Hershey Harvest, at the end of Summer@MCL if you finish any square (receive 2 chances if you fill out one entire card) and do the end of summer survey. (Total of up to 2 chances only.)
  • Receive a $5 certificate for MCL Book Stop book store (up to 3) for each BINGO earned. You may complete 5 across, 5 up and down, 5 diagonally or all 4 corners for a BINGO.

The Summer@MCL program supports Basic Literacy, one of the five PA Forward Library's priorities!


Why Basic Literacy?
  • Only 48% of parents read to their preschoolers daily.
  • Eighty-five percent of all juveniles interfacing with the court system are functionally illiterate.
  • More than 75% of jobs in Pennsylvania demand education beyond high school. And yet, nearly 120,000 Pennsylvania youth ages 16-24 have dropped out of high school.
Learn more about PA Forward and its initiatives.

A special visit from the Frozen characters kicked off Summer@MCL with a super COOL bang! This is just the beginning....

MCL program coordinators, Jacki Clark (Youth Programming) and Heather Moore (Adult Programming), have packed in the events to keep you busy this summer. There is something for everyone! Just check the schedule below to find something to do for the remainder of June. Want more? Find July and August events on the MCL website!
Week of June 19th– Construct & Assemble With Tools
Children & Families *MCL policy states that children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18+ while in the library.
Monday, Jun. 19  11am-1pm Mid-day Free-Play for Families *Children 5 & under.
3pm-5pm Tween Café– Pool Noodle Forts & More *Ages 8-12.
Tuesday, Jun. 20  10am Baby Lapsit– Baby Building *0-18 months.
11am Toddler Storytime– Build A Fort *Ages 1-3. Older siblings welcome.
Wednesday, Jun. 21  11am-1pm Mid-day Free-Play for Families *Children 5 & under.
Thursday, Jun. 22  1pm StoryRiders- Please & Thank You *Ages 2-5.
Friday, Jun. 23  10am Terrific Tots– Build A Story *Ages 2-5. Older siblings welcome.
Saturday, Jun. 24  10am-2pm Build Birdhouses with Lowes of Reading *Ages 7+.
Teens
Tuesday, Jun. 20  12-3pm Teen Café– Pool Noodle Forts & More
Saturday, Jun. 24  10am-2pm Volunteer Fair
10am-2pm Dungeons and Dragons

Adults
Tuesday, Jun. 20  6pm Basic Budgeting & Investing Your Finances
Saturday, Jun. 24  10am-2pm Volunteer Fair
 
Everyone!
Wednesday, Jun. 21  5:30pm Family Movie Night

 
Week of June 26th– Controlling Virtual Worlds & Improve Skills
Children & Families *MCL policy states that children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18+ while in the library.
Monday, Jun. 26  11am-1pm Mid-day Free-Play for Families *Children 5 & under.
3pm Tween Café– Wii Are Virtual *Ages 8-12.
5:30pm Intro to Minecraft *Ages 5+.
Tuesday, Jun. 27  10am Baby Lapsit– Sing-A-Long *0-18 months.
11am Toddler Storytime– ABCMouse Skill Building *Ages 1-3. Older siblings welcome.
Wednesday, Jun. 28  11am-1pm Mid-day Free-Play for Families *Children 5 & under.
Thursday, Jun. 29  1pm StoryRiders- Home Sweet Home *Ages 2-5.
Friday, Jun. 30  10am Terrific Tots– Wii Dance and Sing! *Ages 2-5. Older siblings welcome.
 
Teens
              Tuesday, Jun. 27  12-3pm Teen Café– Rock Band

Adults
Monday, Jun. 26  6:30pm Friends of MCL Open Meeting
Tuesday, Jun. 27  5:15pm Cafe Chat Noir Mystery Book Club
 
Everyone!
    Wednesday, Jun. 28  6:30pm Pet-A-Pup, Therapy Dog Visits
Coming soon... Out-Of-This-World Basket Raffle! Winners to be announced at the Solar Eclipse Viewing Party! Need not be present to win. Baskets will be previewed and tickets available for purchase starting the first week of July1 ticket for $2 * 3 tickets for $5 * 7 tickets for $10 * 12 tickets for $15
*Solar Viewing Glasses for the viewing party event are funded by STAR_Net, NASA@My Library, and a grant from the Moore Foundation awarded to The Space Science Institute.






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