June 1 – August 8
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.
Every Hero Has a Story for Babies - 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!
Every Hero Has a Story for Kids - Register or Log in here
It’s easy! Record the 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 Hero 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!
Unmask! for Teens - Register or Log in here
Use your online account to log the titles that you read, and then enter prize raffles for gift cards and more!
Escape the Ordinary for Adults - Register or Log in here
Be your own hero and Escape the Ordinary at the Carroll County Public Library this summer! Whether you are modeling good reading habits or sharing your love of reading, adults can participate in Summer Reading and win prizes too! Every title entered online earns you a chance to win a prize drawing!
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 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 - XS, 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
Every Hero Has a Story
Get a Free Treat! Color this page and return to The Caramel Kettle at TownMall of Westminster (near the center fountain) no later than August 22, 2015 to receive your free TREAT! *While supplies last. One treat per child. All coloring pages become the property of TownMall of Westminster.
Events for Kids
For all ages. Magical puppets, sing-along songs, contagious dances, and energy filled fun! Join Val and her puppets to participate in their zany performance. 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.
For ages 3 – Adult. Smart and sassy Little Red Riding Hood has goodies for Grandma. How shall she get them there? By taking the long road or going into the woods? Will Grandma get her snack or be a snack? Join us for a show full of surprises! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
For ages 4 - Adult. Summer Reading ambassador Roger Lindsay transports kids 4 to 104 to a realm of magical happenings, illusions, and laughter! Join Mr. Lindsay as he amazes and amuses in this show loaded with audience participation. You never know what surprises await you!
For all ages. Do you love reptiles? We do too! A naturalist will introduce us to some of these scaly creatures as well as share myths, histories, and benefits of these often misunderstood animals. Presented by the Scales and Tales program of the Maryland Park Service. This program is supported by Mount Garage Doors, Inc. in partnership with CCPL. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
For all ages. Back by popular demand, Mirabelle, the loveable Boston Terrier from the Happy Dog Adventure series, will be at your library! Mirabelle and her owner Mr. Muller will read their books, pose for photos, sign autographs, and give you a sneak preview of Mirabelle's upcoming 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.
For all ages. Join the stars of Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie series as they act out some of their favorite stories. Children and parents alike will enjoy this lively, interactive show that incorporates music and imaginative play. 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.
Things for Teens
Events for Teens
For Ages 11 - 17. Make your own comics! Use our panel templates for a head start or create from scratch. Ask an artist or check out awesome resources for tips and tricks to making your own comics.
Be your own hero and Escape the Ordinary at the Carroll County Public Library this summer! Whether you are modeling good reading habits or sharing your love of reading, adults can participate in Summer Reading and win prizes too! Sign up online! Every title entered online earns you a chance to win a prize drawing!
Join Carroll County Public Library on Goodreads!
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers and another great way to share your love of reading! Participate in our monthly online reading challenges or discuss our latest Celebrating America book pick on our Discuss @ Carroll County Public Library page. Also check out our reading recommendations by visiting library.carr.org and clicking on the What to Borrow Next link.
American Visionary Arts Museum, Auntie Anne's, The Advocate, Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Baugher's Orchard, BB&T, Bob Evans, Buffalo Wild Wings, Carroll County Farm Museum, Carroll County Times, Cold Stone Creamery, Common Ground on the Hill, Employees of Penguin Random House, Four Seasons, Frederick Keys, Geppi's Entertainment Museum, Maryland Science Center, Olive Garden, Players Fun Zone, Pizza Hut of Maryland, Inc., Ripley's Believe It Or Not Odditorium, Sweet Rock Stables, Taco Bell/KFC, Texas Roadhouse, TownMall of Westminster, Target, Walmart Community Services Grant