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Fun for Teens at All MidPointe Locations this Summer!

Calling all older kids and teens!

Where can you play games, confront your “Fear Factor,” make time for Minecraft, get your “Bob Ross” on, learn to code and name that musical?

At MidPointe Library! Where else?

Now wipe those looks of doubt from your faces and get with the program --  

MidPointe Library’s free annual Summer Reading Program, that is. The decades-long salute to summer is open to all ages from birth through adult now through July 31 at all four MidPointe locations.  This year’s program is themed “Libraries Rock!” (an apt description if there ever was one).

There’s something for everybody at “Summer Reading.” Children, teens and adults participate in the program by keeping track of what books they’ve read or the audiobooks they’ve listened to. Younger children can participate if books are read to them. Prizes are awarded for  reading/listening efforts. Grand prizes are also awarded.

MidPointe’s Summer Reading is divided into the following age groups: birth through pre-kindergarten, kindergarten through grade 5, and young adult (those entering grades 6-12). The adult program is for individuals 18 and older.

But reading isn’t the only item on our summer agenda. This year’s schedule includes fun activities, special guests (human and animal) and a live music concert series at all four MidPointe locations.

In fact, a rockin’ huge variety of programs for older children and teens can be found at all locations:

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MidPointe Middletown :  Discover a little bit of everything from dressing as your favorite book character to facing your fears and overcoming “the impossible!” You can also create your own jewelry, keychains, tie-dye T-shirts and crocheted blanket. And that’s not all.

MidPointe West Chester : Extract DNA from fruit, create fun stuff like sticker art, wearable art in the form of buttons and a terrarium, craft with shrink plastic, paint canvas panels a’la Bob Ross and show off your knowledge of Harry Potter. That’s still not all!

MidPointe Trenton : Turn an ordinary T-shirt into a work of art, give yoga a chance, play board games, compete in a lip sync battle, meet up with fellow writers and “Name That Musical.” But wait! There’s more!

MidPointe Monroe : Make scented bath salts, code creatively, get in a little Minecraft and test-drive the newest board games. Fall in love with acrylic flow painting. See, we told you there was more!

These are just a few of the activities awaiting your presence at Summer Reading! Some activities will be presented at more than one location. Registration is required for several events.

To check out the entire Summer Reading Program schedule log on to the  MidPointe Library website at > Events. Click on activities you’re interested in and register if required.

In the meantime, rock on!