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Summer Reading Programs

Friday, June 3 @ 1 - 3 pm - Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party - Stop by anytime between 1 & 3 to get your reading log. There will also be face painting, balloon sculptures, crafts, snacks and lots of fun!


Tuesday, June 7 @ 6:30 pm - Matt Allen's Reptiles - If you like reptiles, this show is for you! If you don't like reptiles, you just might after the show. From alligators to tortoises (with a ground boa, iguana, and python in between), you will see them up close and leave knowing interesting facts about these amazing creatures. (Sponsored by William Rudge, Realtor, Howard Hanna of Carlisle)


Wednesday, June 8 @ 10 am - Ryan Bridge, The Bug Man presents On Your Mark, Get Set....Crawwwwwwl! - Come learn about some of the most unique insects on the planet; the bugs that break records and the bugs that truly amaze people with their unbelievable size and abilities. Do you  know the fastest, the largest, the smallest, or the creepiest insect? You will when you leave! You will also have the opportunity to hold harmless live bugs. (Sponsored by Bubbler Foundation)


Tuesday, June 14 @ 6:30 pm - Sport-acular MagicJoin Mike Rose for a magic show like no other. You will be amazed by impossible magic tricks and weird mind reading stunts and laugh at his off the wall comedy; all geared around sports, health and fitness. (Sponsored by Gregg Gulden)


Wednesday, June 15 @ 10 am - Crawling with Fun! - Jesse Rothacker will have you meet reptiles from around the world and a few from your own backyard! During this interactive program, learning comes to life with live snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocs. Get ready to laugh, learn and meet these amazing creatures up close. (Sponsored by Mt. Holly Springs PTO, VFW Memorial Post 8851 and the Wasielewski family.


Tuesday, June 21 @ 6:30 pm - On your Mark, Get Set, Read, Move, Laugh & Play! - Comic mime, Robert Rivest, entertains while joyfully motivating kids to get up, get moving and keep reading. He will share fun ways to move, laugh and relieve stress. Get ready for pure fun and joy as you learn cool mime movements, awesome laughter exercises and calming mindfulness activities. (Sponsored by South Mountain American Legion Post 674)


Wednesday, June 22 @ 10 am - Rebel Heart Irish Dancers - These dancers will share their passion for Irish dance and their creative variations on traditional jigs, reels, and hornpipes. The show will include demonstrations of Irish step dancing with education about what makes up the components of this very popular kind of dancing.             (Sponsored by Bubbler Foundation)


Tuesday, June 28 @ 6:30 pm - Power & Energy! - presented by Sciencetellers. You will laugh, learn & have fun as you hear exciting stories and see hands-on experiments wll while discovering what powers the world and makes us move. (Sponsored by Cumberland County)


Wednesday, June 29 @ 10 am - Steven Courtney performs a concert to inspire children of all ages - This award winning songwriter delivers a fun, upbeat concert that celebrates diversity, making good choices and responsibility. Kindness, sharing and helping are common themes in Steven's songs and stories, and children will soak up his positive messages as they sing along, clap to the beat and have a great time! (Sponsored by Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory)


Tuesday, July 5 @ 6:30 pm - The Great Holtzie - Guaranteed fits of laughter and screams of delight! From the absurd to the classic slapstick, The Great Holtzie, the only "standup" for kids, will captivate everyone from preschoolers to parents. Whether he is arguing with a See-N-Say or taking a bite out of a worm burger, his hysterical routine is sure to please every audience member in the room! (Sponsored by Chris & Diane Carvell & family)


Wednesday, July 6 @ 10 am - The Human Body - Presented by the Franklin Institute, you will be taken on a wild journey through the human body as we discover how the nutrients in the food we eat are converted into energy that keeps us moving, how our muscles work, and what our blood accomplishes as it flows through our veins and arteries. There will be a special tribute to the duo that protects us from illnesses - skin & mucus! (Sponsored by South MIddleton PTO)


Tuesday, July 12 @ 6:30 pm - The Grins and Grins Comedy Show - A fast-paced variety show that incorporates magic, ventriloquism, "daring" feats of balance, circus skills and more to create a family-friendly show that is WAAAAY more than just another juggling act! This maximum of madcap madness is guaranteed to please children and adults of all ages! (Sponsored by Bill & Margie Todd)


Wednesday, July 13 @ 9:30 am & 11 am - ZooAmerica will teach audience members everything about animals and will have live animals to show. Because of the popularity of this program, we will offer two identical programs - please choose one to attend. (9:30 show sponsored by Will & Karen Shirey; 11 am show sponsored by Bessie's Best Lactation Cookies)


Tuesday, July 19 @ 6:30 pm - Give and Take Juggling Show is a highly interactive vaudeville-based performance that blends the old with the new to create an enjoyable experience for kids of all ages. Using bowling balls, eggs, feathers and lots of audience participation, this show has been a hit with children (and their adults) for 30 years! (Sponsored by McCoy Bros., Inc.)


Wednesday, July 20 @ 10 am - On Your Mark, Get Set, Race to Read! - Using magic, comedy, storytelling, juggling, puppetry and tons of audience participation, comic magician, Brian Richardson, "Coach Brian" will help you discover how amazing reading is. (Sponsored by Bubbler Foundation)


Tuesday, July 26 @ 6 - 7:30 pm - Closing Program Stop by anytime to enjoy face painting, ballon sculptures, crafts, snacks, socializing and lots of fun. In addition, if kids bring their reading logs, they will have the opportunity to "shop" for prizes.  Please choose ONE of the closing parties to attend. (Sponsored by Randy & Jennifer Varner)


Wednesday, July 27 @ 10 am - 12 noon - Closing program - Stop by anytime to enjoy face painting, ballon sculptures, crafts, snacks, socializing and lots of fun. In addition, if kids bring their reading logs, they will have the opportunity to "shop" for prizes.  Please choose ONE of the closing parties to attend(Sponsored by Gregg Gulden)

We would also like to acknowledge the following:
Platinum Donor:  UGI Utilities, Inc. -
Gold Donor: PPL Electric Utilities, Inc. -
Silver Donor: F & M Trust -
​Bronze Donor: Carlisle Construction Materials, Inc. -



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March 1, 2016

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