May 30, 2014

Summer Reading Program Begins June 1 in Public Libraries

Children and teens are invited to participate in this year’s Summer Reading Program to be held at Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) from June 1 to August 9. Participants can sign up for the programs and keep track of the books read using a designated computer in the library, or a computer at home or elsewhere.

Magicians, musicians, and storytellers are among the entertainers that will perform for children at all MCPL branches this summer. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) events will be featured, complementing the Summer Reading Program’s themes of “Fizz, Boom, Read” for infants to 12 years of age and “Spark a Reaction” for teens..

To register (beginning June 1), see the recommended reading lists and/or receive more information about Summer Reading events, including the kickoff program at Olney Library on June 7, visit

The programs are funded by the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc. (FOLMC) and by local FOL chapters. Summer Reading t-shirts are on sale at the FOLMC bookstores. For questions, call 240-777-0020.

To request ADA program accommodations for any of the Summer Reading programs, call the library hosting the program at least five work days in advance.