Summer is the season of barbecues, blockbusters, and the inevitable question of how to keep young minds engaged while school is out. From June 1 – August 15 Chapel Hill Public Library’s Summer Reading Program returns as a solution for kids, teens and whole families to learn and have fun together. The theme for this year’s program, Every Hero Has a Story, encourages readers of all ages to recognize that not every hero wears a cape. Many are found right in our community. Readers of all ages can enjoy 10 weeks of story times, book clubs, and special performances and activities, including Grey Seal Puppets, Brightstar Theatre, and super hero t-shirt making. Teens and adults can take part in book clubs and a summer movie series. Younger readers will win prizes like buttons, bookmarks, and stickers. All participants get a free book when they complete their program. New to the program this year is a portal that connects directly to the Library’s updated catalog. Readers who log time online are automatically entered into weekly prize drawings. Paper logs to track time are available at the Library as well. The Library is launching its favorite (and busiest) season with a Kick-Off Party on June 12, from 2:00 – 6:00 pm on the Library grounds. The community is welcome to enjoy live music, take photos with heroes in a comic book photo booth, and climb on board a fire truck, a bus, and other Town vehicles. For kids, there will also be face painting, hula hooping, and even a chance at arm wrestling with Chief of Police Chris Blue, Interim Fire Chief Matt Sullivan, and Library Director Susan Brown. Parking will be limited and families are encouraged to carpool, bike, or walk to the event. This celebration, and the entire Sumer Reading Program, is made possible with the support of the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library, who will have a special book sale at the event.
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Jun 12, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm