Summer Reading Clubs 2014

Summer Reading Clubs for 2014

Fizz, Boom, Read! (Kids) | Spark a Reaction (Teens) | Literary Elements (Adults)

Registration begins Monday, June 23, 2014

July 2014 Calendar of Library Events (pdf)

Children’s Summer Reading – Fizz, Boom, Read!

Open to any child birth to entering 5th Grade.
Registration begins Monday, June 23 at the Library!

All books – paper, ebooks and audiobooks – can be counted toward your reading time. There’s more – continue to visit the library all summer long for fun programs and books to read.  You can keep earning raffle tickets for a chance to win one of our 10 grand prize raffle baskets!

Earn a raffle ticket at each Program you attend and every time you visit the library to check out books.   Turn in your Time Log by August 1 for an additional 10 tickets!

Wednesday Night Family Programs in 2nd Floor Community Room:

  • Eyes of the Wild with Travis Gale – Wed., June 25 at 7:00 pm
  • Sciencetellers: Dragons and Dreams – Wed., July 9 at 7:00 pm
  • Mad Science: Spin, Pop, Boom! – Wed., July 16 at 7:00 pm
  • Magic & Science & Stuff with Mike Rose – Wed., July 23 at 7:00 pm
  • Soda Bottle Science with Rick Mikula – Wed., July 30 at 7:00 pm
  • Summer Reading Closing Party – Scientific Bubble Fun and Raffle Drawing
    – Wed., August 6 at 7:00 pm

Preschool Storytime with Miss Glynnis –

  • Stories, songs and crafts for 3, 4 & 5 year-olds
  • Mondays at 10:30 am in the 1st floor multi-purpose room
  • June 23 and 30
  • July 7, 14, 21, and 28

Toddler Storytime with Miss Diane –

  • Stories and music for 1 & 2 year-olds
  • Tuesdays at 10:30 am in the 1st floor multi-purpose room
  • June 24
  • July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Summer Activity Book Groups with Miss Glynnis

  • Please Register to assist with planning
  • Students entering 2nd and 3rd grades:
    • Tuesday, July 8 at 3:00 pm – Stink: Solar System Superhero by Megan McDonald
    • Tuesday, July 22 at 3:00 pm – Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst
  • Students entering 4th and 5th grades:
    • Tuesday, July 15 at 3:00 pm – The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
    • Tuesday, July 29 at 3:00 pm – The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Miss Diane’s Library Lab: Hands-On Experiments

  • Students entering 1st to 3rd grades.
  • Registration is required.
  • Limit 2 classes per student, wait list for other classes.
  • Thursday, July 10 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm
    Sink or Swim: Density
  • Thursday, July 17 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm
    Color Me a Rainbow: Chromatography
  • Thursday, July 24 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm
    Digging for Dinos: Paleontology
  • Thursday, July 31 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm
    Reaction in Action: Chemistry

Friday Family Movies

  • Every Friday at 11:30 am
  • Free movie in the 2nd Floor Community Room – bring a bagged lunch and enjoy the show!
  • Friday, June 27 – Frozen
  • Friday, July 11 – The Nut Job
  • Friday, July 18 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • Friday, July 25 – Despicable Me 2
  • Friday, August 1 – Monster University

Summer Reading Programs sponsored by Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library.
Special Thanks to Dairy Queen of Bethayers and Bertucci’s Restaurant.

Spark a Reaction – Teen Summer Reading!

Teens entering 6th through 12th grade can register online for the Teen Summer Reading Program beginning June 23.

Register and keep track of your reads at:
Online Summer Reading Program

All books—paper, e-books, and audio books—can be counted toward your summer reading goal and each review you complete, enters you into the weekly raffle drawings. Read all summer long for a chance to win YA books and iTunes gift cards.

Monday Programs

  • Monday, June 23 at 1:00 pm Spring Lunch Bunch
    Join Mariel and company to discuss True Talents by David Lubar
  • Monday, July 7 at 1:00 pm – Meet Author David Lubar
    Join us at the Teen Summer Reading kick-off event with a visit from author David Lubar!
  • Monday, July 14 at 5:00 pm – Hunger Games Lunch Bunch
    Book #1 vs. Movie #1 | Come discuss the book and then watch the movie with pizza and popcorn.
  • Monday, July 21 at 5:00 pm – Hunger Games Craft Party
    We will be creating Hunger Games themed crafts!
  • Monday, July 28 at 5:00 pm – Spark a Reaction Closing Party
    Join us for crafts, food and fun!

Teen Summer Reading sponsored by Huntingdon Valley Bank.
David Lubar is appearing courtesy of the MontCo Public Libraries.

Literary Elements – Adult Summer Reading

Why should kids have all the fun!  This club is an opportunity for adults to celebrate and enjoy summer reading.  “Literary Elements” is the theme of the 2014 Adult Summer Reading Program.  To join the club, simply submit a registration form at the library and start reading! As you finish a book, let us know by giving the book a rating of one to five ‘flasks’.  If you would like to write a brief review of the book to share with the club, it would be appreciated by the other club members, but a review isn’t required.   Come watch Sherlock Holmes solve a case, learn about Women in Science, or ask an author about his new Dead Sea Scrolls mystery.

Earn chances to win one of four raffle bags or the grand prize of a Keurig K-Cup OfficePRO by just reading.  Might we suggest a ‘mystery’ book from the “Blind Date with a Book” display, a new Vacations Read paperback or a new mass market paperback purchased by the Friends of the Library?

Each Literary Elements Book Review turned in earns you a chance to win a raffle drawing.  Drawings will be August 6 at the Fizz, Boom, Read Wrap Up Party.

Register at the Library or download a form.  Open to anyone 18 and older. Earn a chance to win by registering, another for each book review submitted, and earn a ticket for attending the Adult Summer Reading programs listed below:


  • Sherlock Holmes and the Speckled Band – Thursday, June 26 at 7 pm in the 2nd Floor Community Room
    Neill Hartley is Sherlock Holmes in a thrilling version of the short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. See Sherlock Holmes in his study working out the mystery with Dr. Watson. Then follow him to an old mansion where he must stop a killer from committing another horrible crime.
    This one-man show is a fully-staged performance, followed by an informational section and question/answer period.
  • Withheld: A Dead Sea Scroll Mystery Author Visit with Bernard Miller Thursday, July 10 at 7:00 pm
    Meet Mr. Miller, author at age 90.  Withheld was rejected by traditional publishers as ‘too controversial’.  According to the author, “you’ll learn critical First Century secrets in this fact based fiction.”
  • Women in Science with Rochelle Christopher from Victorian Vanities – Tuesday, July 22 at 7:00 pm in the 2nd Floor Community Room
    A look at 25 women who changed the face of modern science.

Summer Evening Movies – in the 2nd Floor Community Room at 6:30 pm

  • June 19  Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13)
    The inspiring back story depicts how Walt Disney made “Mary Poppins” and managed to get the film to the screen despite obstacles.  Starring: Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Tom Hanks. 120 minutes.
  • July 17   Captain Phillips (PG-13)
    This multilayered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates is a pulse-pounding thriller focusing on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips, and the Somali pirate captain, Muse, who takes him hostage.   Starring: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Corey Johnson. 134 minutes.
  • Aug. 21   Gravity (PG-13)
    In a heart-pounding deep space thriller, Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky confront disaster.  Starring: Sandra Bullock, Ed Harris and George Clooney. 91 minutes

Friday Movies – Continues through the summer every Friday afternoon at 2:00 pm in the 2nd Floor Community Room.

Brain Teasers – Ask about the weekly Brain Teaser!  We have a crossword, matching games, quizzes and more!  A completed Brain Teaser also wins a chance at the raffle!

Adult Summer Reading Programs sponsored in part through a donation by Alfred P. Liebold Associates.  Keurig donated by CoffeeServ.

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