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Summer Reading 2022

Oceans of Possibilities at Brunswick County Library

Dive into a whole sea-son of reading and fun with the Brunswick County Library Summer Reading Program! In addition to our reading incentive program for youth (infants-teens), we will be offering in-person events at all five of our branches. Summer Reading kicks off June 1 and goes through the end of July. Click the tabs below for each library branch events as well as clicking on the events calendar for all Library programs & events.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR SUMMER READING  (starting June 1) You will be contacted by your local branch to confirm your registration and receive in-depth information.

SUMMER READING 2022 AT LELAND LIBRARY

Online registration begins June 1st. Once you have registered, come pick up your summer reading packet, which includes your reading record.

Turn in your Leland reading record by July 20th to get a free book courtesy of the Friends of the Leland Library! Books will be ready for pickup after July 27th.

 

Wednesday, June 15th @ 10:30am – Music Bird Studios (located in Founders Park, next to the library)

An interactive music program for kids with a summertime beach theme!

 

Thursday, July 7th @ 3:00pm – FunNFoam Farm Party! (located in the library’s back yard!)

Come celebrate with a foam party behind the Leland Library. It’s like a pool party without the water! Your clothes may get wet — so you may want to come in swim-appropriate clothing and bring a towel.

2022 SUMMER READING PROGRAM AT HARPER LIBRARY

SPECIAL OUTDOOR PROGRAMS

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM!
Register in the Library or by calling 910-457-6237
Programs are Mondays at 11 a.m.

June 1                   Registration Begins
Stop by Harper Library to register for special programs & pick up your materials packet.

June 13                 Mr. Mark’s “High Seas Adventure”
Learn about sea creatures and environmental advocacy while enjoying live music, singing, and a gang of puppet pals.

June 20                 Mark Daniel – “FoamNFun Foam Party”
It’s like a pool party without the water!  Bring a towel & goggles if you would like!

June 27                 NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher – “If I Could Be a Sea Creature”
Explore the ocean of possibilities that await just below the waves and get up close and personal with a surprise Ambassador Animal!

July 4                     No Summer Reading Program!

July 11                  Bright Star Theatre – “Pirate of Bully Bay”
A dramatic adventure that teaches young buccaneers how to navigate the choppy waters of friendship!

July 18                  Fish the Magish – “Magical Fish Tales”
This comedy magic presentation includes a refreshing mix of storytelling, lively audience participation, and underwater surprises!

July 25                  PARTY!! PARTY!! PARTY!!
You must turn in your Reading Log by 6 p.m. on Monday July 18th or have minutes logged on our Reader Zone App to receive a ticket to our End of Summer Reading Party!

SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY SOUTHPORT OAK ISLAND!

 

CLICK ON THE EVENTS CALENDAR TO FIND MORE DETAILS ON ADDITIONAL SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS OFFERED IN JUNE & JULY:

Craft & Create Tuesdays 2-4pm, ages 10+

Crafts 4 Kids Select Wednesday 2-3pm, ages 1-5

River Readers Middle School Book Club Select Thursdays 2pm, grades 6th-8th

Lego Mania Thursdays 10am-12pm, all ages

STEAM Team Thursdays 1-2pm, all ages

Lego We-Do Robotics Thursdays June 16th & July 14th 2pm, grades 3rd – 6th

Game On! Select Fridays 2pm, all ages

2022 SUMMER READING PROGRAM @ BARBEE LIBRARY PROGRAMS TUESDAYS AT 11 A.M.

Registration is required. Register in the Library or by calling 910-278-4283.
The first 10 participants to register will receive a free canvas tote bag!

June 1            Registration Begins
Stop by Barbee Library to register for special programs & pick up your materials packet.

June 14         Mr. Scooter – “Mr. Scooter’s Story Jam!”
Don’t miss this storytelling and hip-hop show for families featuring songs and stories about robots, penguins, aliens, pirates, and more!  Mr. Scooter’s unique, high-octane musical storytelling style will have kids on their feet dancing and singing along the entire show!

June 21         Mr. Mark – “Musical High Seas Adventures!”
Mark Dannon Herbert, aka “Mr. Mark,” offers a fun educational and interactive program with live music, sing-alongs, and his gang of puppet pals! Come along for high seas adventure to learn about the world’s ocean creatures! Don’t miss the fun!

June 28         Sharon Clarke – “Tales and Tunes”
Join popular musician and storyteller Sharon Clarke as she takes you on an interactive musical journey featuring easy-to-play instruments and exciting tales!

July 5               No Summer Reading Program

July 12           N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher– “If I Could Be a Sea Creature”
Aquarium outreach educators will share their new book “If I Could Be a Sea Creature.” They will be joined by a surprise ocean “Ambassador Animal” you will be able to view “up close and personal.” Bring your imagination and curiosity and be prepared to be amazed!

July 19           Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter – “A Visit from Tim the Pelican”
Come meet Tim the Oak Island Pelican and learn about all the other shorebirds that call Oak Island home! Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter Director Mary Ellen Rogers will tell the stories of her and Tim’s adventures with shorebird rescue!

Participants must turn in their reading logs or log their minutes on the Reader Zone app
before 6:00 p.m.  July 19th to receive a ticket for our celebration party on July 26th.

 

July 26           Celebration Party!!! Join us at Barbee Library for food, fun, and prizes!

Call the Rourk Library at 910-754-6578 for more information!

June 13th-June 17th: Registration week/Storywalk

Come to the library to receive you Summer Reading supplies.  Visit our storywalk outside and take a photo of yourself to receive a prize!

 

June 22nd : Construction & Regalia @ 11:00am

Visit the library to build your own boat and try sailing it!

 

June 29th: Fort Fisher Aquarium program @ 11:00am

Meet a live ocean animal from Fort Fisher Aquarium!

 

July 6th: Pirate scavenger hunt @ 11:00am

Join the library for a pirate-themed scavenger hunt and learn about local NC pirates!

 

July 13th: Fort Fisher aquarium Program @ 11:00am

Join the library for Fort-Fisher Fantastic Fish Program and meet a live ocean animal!

 

July 18th-July 22nd:  Mystery Prize Week

Return your Reading Log and receive your mystery prize.  Your reading log will be entered into a Grand Prize Raffle.  Our raffle winner will receive a gift card for four tickets to Fort Fisher Aquarium.

Call Southwest Brunswick Branch at 910-575-0173 for more information

June 15th @ 10:30am – Sunset Beach Turtle Watch

June 22nd @ 10:30am – Coast Guard

June 29th @ 10:30am – Ingram Planetarium

July 6th – @10:30am – In-House Program

July 13th – @10:30am – Bird Island Reserve

July 20th – @10:30am – Ft. Fisher

July 27th – 10:30am – Sunset Slush

Library Director

Patricia Dew

910-253-2244
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Harper Library

109 W Moore St.
Southport, NC
28461

Friends of the Library Southport & Oak Island (FOLSOI)

910-457-6237
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Rourk Library

5068 Main St.
Shallotte, NC
28470

Friends of the Rourk Library

910-754-6578
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Leland Library

487 Village Rd.
Leland, NC
28451

Friends of the Leland Library

910-371-9442
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Barbee Library

8200 E Oak Island Dr.
Oak Island, NC
28465

Friends of the Library Southport & Oak Island (FOLSOI)

910-278-4283
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Southwest Brunswick Branch Library

9400 Ocean Highway West
Carolina Shores, NC
28467

Friends of the Southwest Branch Library

910-575-0173
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