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T-Minus 30 Days to Summer Fun

It’s T-minus 30 days and counting until MidPointe Library’s free, popular “Summer Reading Program” lifts off into a veritable “Universe of Stories!”

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From June 1 through July 31, adults and youth of all ages will be encouraged to explore MidPointe’s galaxy of books, read about any subject that interests them, keep track of their reading and win prizes for their efforts.

But wait! There’s more! A cluster of guest stars will shine their brightest during special programs scheduled throughout SRP. We hear they’re out of this world!

So mark your calendars for MidPointe Library’s Summer Reading Program,  launching at a site near you : Middletown, West Chester, Trenton, Monroe, Liberty Township (2nd floor, Liberty Center) and onboard the “Library On Wheels” Bookmobile.

In the meantime stop by MidPointe’s Middletown location and peruse the remarkable pictorial exhibit, “Rocket Girls,” provided by the International Women’s Air & Space Museum. You’ll learn about the women astronauts who advanced America’s Space program, including those who made the ultimate sacrifice in duty to their country.

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Space-related fun fact for today, May 1:

On this date in 1925, Scott Carpenter, “one of the original seven astronauts for NASA’s Project Mercury” (“the first human spaceflight program of the United States” *) was born in Colorado. His stellar background included :

  • Serving as “John Glenn’s backup pilot on the first Mercury mission to orbit Earth in 1962,” and then flying into orbit himself the same year and…

  • Being the “first astronaut to eat solid food in Space…!

*From Wikipedia: “Project Mercury.”

All other information is from the “2019 Chase’s Calendar of Events,” available for checkout at MidPointe Library.

The accompanying photo of Astronaut Scott Carpenter appears in “Space Heroes: Amazing Astronauts” by James Buckley, Jr., published in 2004 by DK Publishing.

The caption reads : “Astronaut Scott Carpenter talks to the President.”

That book, and many other Space-related works, are available in MidPointe Library’s juvenile and adult collections: www.midpointelibrary.org > Catalog Search