Friday, May 18, 2018

Columbia Public Library Summer Reading Calendar and Events

Even though the library is still under construction, Summer Reading Programs are ON!!

We are very grateful to Tom Strickler and John Black, for graciously allowing us the use of Park Elementary school gym for the summer.

Children will be getting their flyers in the schools this year, if your child attends Our Lady of the Angels, Park Elementary, Head Start, or Luthercare

Sign Ups will be held AT ANY PROGRAM this year so as not to interrupt the construction site.

Children will be bringing their flyers home the last week of school. A bright colored sticker is attached to remind you of the sign up procedure. Reading logs will also be distributed at the programs.

Attached is our calendar for the summer of 2018. Still programs twice a week, but now they are occurring on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays AND Fridays. This allows use of the new Fresh Foods pantry and also accommodates caregivers who may have Fridays off.

Our programs begin on Monday June 11 at 10 a.m. with Corduroy the Bear and continue on Tuesday the 12th at 10 a.m. with Ryan Bridge, the “Bugman."

Looking forward to seeing you all this summer!

(Feel your little one is too young to enjoy an entire program? You may leave at any time their attention span ends! There is also a playground outside the gym).

Columbia Public Library Summer Reading 2018 Calendar 24 South Sixth St., Columbia
(717) 684-2255

All programs are free of charge

Some of our programs this year are THURSDAYS and FRIDAYS so that families may enjoy the fresh food pantry. Wholesome fun and wholesome food!

Monday Morning Pre-School Pals discontinues over the summer. Preschool Pals resumes the first Monday after Labor Day, September 10, at 10:30 AM

Movie Nights –Be sure to enjoy Columbia Borough’s “Movies Under the Stars” shown at various locations in the borough. Visit for details.

As construction winds up, many Summer Reading events will continue to be held in Park Elementary gymnasium. School administrators WANT these programs held there. Our Reading Terrace may POSSIBLY open August 1. Programs begin Monday, June 11 and end on Thursday, August 16 with Forgotten Friends Reptiles End-of-Summer Bash.

KEY: GYM (Park Gym) GAZEBO (park gazebo)

“Corduroy the Bear” Stories and photo-ops with life-size character. Monday, June 11, at 10 AM. Ages 2-8 with caregiver. GYM

Ryan Bridge, the Bug Guy The bugs are back! Tuesday, June 12, at 10 AM. (Family) GYM

“Be Creative and Rock the Library” with Miss Maggie Sings! Singing and Dancing! Monday, June 18 at 10 AM (Family) GAZEBO

“Toolbox Kidz Show” with the Giggle Magic gang. Kindness matters! Tuesday, June 19, at 10 AM. (Family) GYM

“Science Matters” with the Science Explorers. Spud launcher, leaf blower, and basketball! Friday, June 22, at 10 AM. (Family) GYM

“Songs and Stories of Rock and Roll” with Matthew Dodd. The Beatles to Bruno Mars. Thursday, June 28, at 10 AM. (Family) GAZEBO

Library closed on Wednesday, July 4. Happy Independence Day!

Fire Safety with the Columbia Borough Fire Department. Columbia’s Bravest! Friday, July 6, at 10 AM (Family) GYM

Magician “Ran’D Shine”. He already knows what you’re thinking! Monday, July 9, at 10 AM. (Family) GYM

Rocks Are a Blast from the Past! with Jeri Jones of Jones Geological Services. Make toothpaste from rocks! Thursday, July 12, at 10 AM. (Family) GYM

“Break Dancing” with Heads Up! Learn some moves with Mr. John! Monday, July 16, at 10 AM (ages 6 through teens) GYM

“Swamp Songs and Marsh Melodies”. Live amphibians and crabs! Thursday, July 19, at 10 AM. (Family) GYM

“Magician John Andrews” Friday, July 20, at 10 AM. (Family) GYM

Together we are Music – bongo drums, egg shakers and a xylophone – we’ll have a parade! Thursday, July 26, at 10 AM (Family) GAZEBO

“Peter and the Wolf” with Lancaster County Parks and Recreation. Predators and prey, furs and skulls! Friday, July 27, at 10 AM (Family) GYM

Tour of Sahd’s Metal Recycling. Must wear sneakers or closed toe shoes. Tuesday, July 31, at 10 AM (Family)

ON SITE at SAHD’s, 1044 Lancaster Avenue

“Phredd” McNaughton C-O-F-F-E-E! – Thursday, August 2, at 1 PM (Family) GAZEBO

Red Rose Search and Rescue K-9 Unit. Gonna find ya! Friday, August 3, at 10 AM. (Family) GAZEBO

Mark DeRose – Sing and enjoy life to its fullest! Monday, August 6, at 10 AM (Family) TERR or GAZEBO

Character Juggler Chris Ivey! AMAZING performance. Tuesday, August 7, at 10 AM. (Family) GYM

National Night Out - Glatfelter Field next to Anvil Corp. Tues., Aug. 7, from 5 to 8:00 pm (Family) Sponsored by Columbia Borough Police Department

National Watch & Clock Museum’s Clockworks - Noel Porier demonstrates clockwork technology in our daily lives! Thursday, August 9, at 10 AM. (Family) GYM

Columbia Borough Police Department – Columbia’s finest! Monday, August 13, at 10 AM (Family) TERR or GAZEBO

Fred Nell and Sadie - a Columbia native and his drug-sniffing dog. Tuesday, August 14, at 10 AM (Family) TERR or GAZEBO

“Rockin’ Reptiles” with Jesse Rothacker and Forgotten Friends Reptiles.

This interactive animal show allows time to pet the animals, if you so choose. Thursday, August 16, at 6:30 PM NOTE TIME CHANGE! (Family) TERR or GAZEBO

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