Summer Reading

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June 1 – August 9
About Summer Reading

Carroll County Public Library is part of the National Collaborative Summer Reading Program which prepares children for continued success through the development of early language skills and integrates differentiated literacy activities to motivate young adults to read and discuss books.

Fizz Boom Read for Pre-Readers - Register or Log in here
Stop by your local library branch and pick up a game board that has activities designed for pre-readers! For every space you complete on the game board, you earn a ticket for a prize drawing, and when you complete the board, you earn a finishing prize! This summer will be filled with great prizes, free programs, and fun!

Fizz Boom Read for Kids - Register or Log in here
It’s easy! Record the number of titles you read in your Reading Log or online. Earn a ticket for a prize drawing for every title you complete! When you complete 8 titles, you earn your Mad Scientist prize, coupons, and a chance to win a Toys“R”Us gift card. This summer will be filled with great prizes, free programs, and fun!

Spark a Reaction for Teens - Register or Log in here
Sign up for the Summer Reading Program online! Use your online account to log the titles that you read, and then enter prize raffles for gift cards and more.

Literary Elements for Adults - Register or Log in here
Check out some Literary Elements at Carroll County Public Library! Enter titles online for a chance to win in our weekly prize drawings. Each title equals one chance. So enter more titles and increase your odds of winning! Sign up online! One lucky winner from each branch will win a grand prize, a gift certificate to Buffalo Wild Wings! Yum!

Summer Reading is a cooperative project supported by the Maryland State Department of Education and public libraries of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Summer Reading T-Shirts

Summer Reading T-Shirt

Summer Reading T-Shirts are now available for sale. They feature a charming cat named Sneaks who is our co-mascot for Summer Reading. Get them while supplies last!

For Sizes: Youth - S, M, L $6 + tax = $6.36

Adult: S, M, L, XL $6 + tax = $6.36

For Sizes: 2X, 3X $8 + tax = $8.48

Special Deal: 2 shirts for $10 + tax = $10.60

Kid's Events and Contests

Fizz Boom Read

Events for Kids
Look for these programs coming soon to your local branch.

For ages 5 – Adult. Explore the scientific process with this exciting show. Learn the science behind magic, explore air pressure, and see spectacular indoor fireworks. Discover the secret behind sublimation with our bubbling potions. This program is supported by Mount Garage Doors, Inc. in partnership with CCPL.

For ages 3 – Adult. Heat up the stove and let’s get cooking with the Little Red Hen Puppet Show! Can anyone lend a hoof, claw, or paw to our kitchen chemistry experiment? In this funny tale of friendship, see if these best-meaning friends can make a pizza or simply make a mess. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

For all ages. Join the stars of Mo Willems' bestselling Elephant & Piggie books for an imagination fueled encounter with science. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Carroll County Government and its programs, services, activities, and facilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or who has a complaint should contact Gina Valentine, The Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, 410.386.3800, 1.888.302.8978, MD Relay 7-1-1/1.800.735.2258 or email gvalentine@ccg.carr.org as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.

For ages 5 - Adult. Ahoy there maties! Sail the high seas in this rollicking adventure with Captain Grace O'Malley, the Irish Pirate Queen. Learn what life on a ship was really like in the 1500s and why people risked their lives to explore. But no landlubbers allowed. All hands on deck will move! A fun workout for brains and bodies!

For ages 7 - Adult. Join Skip Bird, Observatory Director of the Westminster Astronomical Society, for fun with space and time!

For all ages. Mirabelle, the loveable Boston Terrier, from the Happy Dog Adventure series is visiting your library. Mirabelle and her owner Mr. Muller will be on hand to read their books, pose for photos, sign autographs, and give you a sneak preview of Mirabelle's next adventures. You won't want to miss the chance to be part of the adventures of Mirabelle. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver

Teen's Events and Contests

Things for Teens

Events for Teens

Come play Minecraft with other gamers on our library server!

Join Skip Bird, Observatory Director of the Westminster Astronomical Society, for fun with space and time!

Summer Reading for Adults

Summer Reading for Adults

Check out some Literary Elements at Carroll County Public Library! Sign up online! Join us for programs, prizes, events, and more. One lucky winner from each branch will win a grand prize, a gift certificate to Buffalo Wild Wings! Yum!

We will also be hosting a Summer Reading page on Goodreads, the world's largest site for readers! Participate in the Literary Elements topic on our Reading Challenges discussion board and get entered to win a FABULOUS prize!

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