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Special Summer Reading Program Events for the Whole Family

What do performing animals, a magician, birds of prey, puppets and wild and wacky science experiments have in common?

They’re all part of the 2018 MidPointe Library Summer Reading Program beginning today through July 31 at MidPointe locations in Middletown, West Chester, Trenton and Monroe! The theme of this year’s program, sponsored by The Journal News, is “Libraries Rock!”

One of MidPointe’s most highly attended activities, the free Summer Reading Program encourages kids, teens and adults to visit their nearest MidPointe library, check out books or audiobooks, keep track of their reading/listening and receive prizes for their accomplishments. Participants can sign up for a free library card if they do not already have one.

Books and audiobooks aren’t the only things to check out this summer at MidPointe Library! Mark your calendars for appearances by some of the most interesting, hilarious, wild, magical and scientific guests ever to entertain an audience! These special guests will appeal to adults as well as kids.

For your “Rockin’” pleasure, be sure to attend the following free programs!  Registration is required at some locations.


“Beaks and Talons” presented by Raptor Inc. Meet live avian ambassadors and learn what makes a bird of prey a supreme hunter of the sky! Artifacts such as wings, feet, pellets will be available for touching and raptor vocalizations will be played!

Trenton June 7 @ 10:30 a.m.

Monroe June 14 @ 12 noon and 1 p.m.

Middletown June 23 @ 2 p.m.

West Chester June 30 @ 10:30 a.m.


“Mr. Cowpie” Enjoy the music of Mr. Cowpie and the performances of his talented live animals!

West Chester June 7 @ 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Trenton July 19 @ 10:30 a.m.

Middletown July 19 @ 2 p.m.

Monroe July 19 @ 5 p.m.


“Born to Be Wild -- Rockin’ Animals” presented by Animal Tales. See exotic live animals from around the globe!

West Chester June 20 @ 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Middletown June 20 @ 2 p.m.

Trenton June 21 @ 10:30 a.m.

Monroe June 21 @ 4 p.m.


“The Best of Science Matters!” Who knew science could be so much fun??!!

West Chester June 27 @ 10 a.m. and 11: 30 a.m.

Middletown June 27 @ 2:30 p.m.

Trenton June 28 @ 10:30 a.m.

Monroe June 28 @ 2:30 p.m.


“Magician Gordon Russ” -- A comedy in magic sure to surprise!

Trenton July 12 @ 10:30 a.m.

Monroe July 12 @ 5:30 p.m.

West Chester July 13 @ 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Middletown July 13 @ 2 p.m.


“Madcap Puppets!” A who-dunit you won’t want to miss!

Trenton July 26 @ 10:30 a.m.

Middletown July 26 @ 2 p.m.

West Chester July 27 @ 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Monroe July 27 @ 3 p.m.


For more information about rockin’ summer fun -- including a live, music concert series at all four MidPointe locations --  log on to