MERCER COUNTY AREA —
Mercer Area Library
110 E. Venango St.
The summer reading program will run from now through July 13 and is open to preschoolers through sixth grade and kicks off with Scholastic Book Fair on June 8 featuring “Buy One Book, Get One Book Free” sale. Children are invited to stop in to register for the summer program, say the secret word and get a treat.
These events are planned for Tuesdays beginning at 10 a.m.
June 12 – Ventriloquist Cindy Speck.
June 19 – Steve Haberman, “Dream Big-Read” magic show.
June 26 – Betsy and Friends, an interactive “Puppet Show.”
July 3 – Jennings Environmental Center, “Beneficial Bats,” with educator Miranda Crotsley.
July 10 – Goddard State Park educator Jan Keller, “Eagles and Ospreys.”
Celebration parties will be held at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. July 18 and children will receive prizes and awards. “Make Your Own Sundaes” will be featured. Choose one party to attend.
Library cards are free to residents of Mercer School District which includes Mercer, and Findley, Coolspring, East Lackawannock and Jefferson townships. The non-resident fee is $20 per family per year.
Grove City Community Library
125 West Main St.
Registration begins on June 4. Children ages 3 through 6th grade will receive a reading log, book marker, bag and tattoo when they register to read 20 books this summer.
To kick-off the summer program there will be a free movie day at the Guthrie Theatre in Grove City on June 13 for all members of the family: “Bedtime Stories” starring Adam Sandler, rated PG. Bring money for your own concessions.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m., with the movie to begin at 10 a.m.
All book logs must be completed and handed in by July 28. Children who finish their logs will be awarded a certificate and will be invited to the library’s Caribbean luau swimming party at 6:30 p.m. July 31 at Grove City Park Pool.
Wednesday school age events:
June 20 – “Beneficial Bats” featuring a visit from Jennings Environmental Center.
June 27 – “Night Creatures” with a visit from Skye Spirit Wildlife Reserve. We will get to see a live skunk, porcupine and an owl.
July 11 – “Lightning Bug Storytelling” featuring storyteller, Vicki Linger.
July 18 – “Stars in the Sky,” a visit from local astronomer, Dr. Thomas Oberst.