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Crawford County Public Library Summer Reading Program and special events


Crawford County Public Library Summer Reading Program and special events


Escape the Ordinary - Summer Reading Programs in the Crawford County Libraries

Crawford County Library System - crawfordcountylib.org
Alma Branch, 624 Fayetteville Ave, 479-632-4140
Cedarville Branch, 37 Pirates Way, 479-410-1853
Mountainburg Branch, 1300 North Highway 71, 479-369-1600
Mulberry Branch, 220 N. Main Street, 479-997-1226
Van Buren Branch, 1409 Main Street, 479-474-6045

Baby & Me story time for birth to 24 months is 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Preschool story times are 9 and 11 a.m. Wednesdays. All programs are free.

Summer Reading Programs



Alma Library “Every Hero has a Story”
Who: Toddlers and children
What: Kick off the summer reading program with a superheroes-themed party and games. Guests will play Bingo 4 Books and create their own superhero mask. All ages will be able to pick up their reading logs to help them prepare to be a super reader this summer.
When: 10 a.m.-noon June 6 kick-off



Unmask! Teen Summer Program
Who: Teens
What: This summer, tweens and teens will “unmask” heroes of all kinds – real heroes from days past, heroes of today and the heroes they may find in themselves. The program meets each Wednesday for some fun with superheroes and villains.
When: 10 a.m. June 10, 17 and 24

Cedarville Library “Every Hero has a Story”
Who: Young readers
What: To kick off the Summer Reading Program, library-goers are invited to become a superhero. Participants will get their own superhero name and cape at the front door, design what their superhero would look like and read books to test their superhero skills. Participants also can pick up a reading log to start earning prizes all summer. When: 1:30 p.m. June 10 kick-off

Movie Thursdays
Who: All ages
What: Each Thursday, the library features a movie to go along with the theme of the week. Titles will be posted at the library.
When: 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 11-July 23

Mountainburg Library "Every Hero has a Story”
Who: Young readers
What: Library goers can read about superheroes, community heroes, medical heroes, heroes of the West and ancient heroes in the library’s summer reading program for children ages 6-18. Summer reading will be funfilled with books, stories, guest speakers, music and comedy concerts, activities, crafts, contests, games and more. When: 10 a.m. Wednesdays, June 10-July 29

Summer Film Friday
Who: All ages
What: On Fridays, all ages are invited to escape the heat to enjoy a movie, popcorn and cold drinks.
When: Noon Fridays, June 12-July 24

Mulberry Library "Every Hero has a Story”
Who: Young readers
What: Bass Reeves, one of the first African American Deputy U.S. Marshals, will kick off the Summer Reading Program. Hear all about summer activities and great ways to win prizes by reading books over the summer. Children, tweens and teens are invited to enjoy guest speakers and the chance to earn prizes by reading. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. June 9 and will meet at 10 a.m. every Tuesday afterward.
When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, June 9-30 & July 7-28; 10:30 a.m. June 6 kick-off

Movie Thursdays
Who: All ages
What: Children, tweens and teens, can stop in every Thursday for a different family-friendly movie. Refreshments will be served.
When: 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 4-30

Books Before Kindergarten
Who: Newborn to Pre-K
What: Bring your little hero and pick up a reading log and a weekly challenge. You must sign up at the library for this Summer Reading Program activity.
When: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, May 13-Aug, 12

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!
Who: Newborn to Pre-K
What: The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless.  Read a book to your newborn, infant and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your precious one starts kindergarten.
When: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays

Van Buren Library "Every Hero has a Story”
Who: Toddlers and children
What: With a “superheroes” theme, the program will begin with a variety of real emergency vehicles at the library. Young readers can meet local heroes and see the special vehicles up close. Children may also sign up for summer reading and receive their reading logs at this event.
When: 10:30 a.m.-noon June 6 kick-off



"Escape the Ordinary Summer Reading Program”
Who: Teens
What: Register and win prizes for reading. Keep track of books read on a bingo chart provided at registration. Participants who bingo, can take their card to the front desk and be entered to win a prize for that week. Drawings will be held every Friday.
When: June 6-31

Movie Mondays
Who: All ages
What: Each Monday, everyone can enjoy a movie with popcorn. Call the library for the title. When: 1:30 p.m. Mondays June 8-July 27
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