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Crawford Public Library announces summer reading program

June 12, 2017 

The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library has an exciting summer reading program! Sign-ups for the summer reading program will begin June 26th and activities will start Monday, July 10th. There will be a variety of activities for kids, tweens, & teens this summer.

The 2017 summer reading theme is “Build a Better World” and that is just what we intend to do. Participants will explore all of the different ways that we can build a better world from gardening, to art, to caring for animals, to helping out in our own community. We will have story times, book clubs, weekly crafts and workshops, movies, and a variety of special performers throughout the summer. Special performers will visit on July 21st & 26th and August 18th. These will be ticketed events. Free tickets will be available up to 2 weeks prior to each performance, and are given out on a first come first served basis. For more information, call the library or stop by and visit us.

There is an exciting lineup of programs for tweens & teens too. We will offer a tween book discussion where teens share what they are reading, battle of the books practice for grades 7+, and a fun teens-only (12-18) program every Thursday at 5:30pm. From crafts to escape room games, stop motion movie creation to yoga. We have it all at the library this summer.

All summer reading participants will have the opportunity to win great prizes, ranging from a pair of tickets to New York Comic Con, tickets to sporting events, a Kindle Fire Tablet, book sets, local gift cards, and more.

Registration is required for some programs. For more information and to learn about our full lineup of programs stop in and visit us or call 845-794-4660 ext. 8. You can also find out more information by visiting the library website at, liking us on Facebook, or following us on Twitter and Instagram @ebcplibrary.