Summer may be a down time for schools, but for the High Point Public Library Summer is anything but that.
The library is giving kids, teens and adults a slew of options in its 2023 summer programs that will start on Monday, June 12.
The theme of this year’s events is “All Together Now,” and the stated goal is “promoting kindness, friendship and unity.”
In June, the following events will be offered for children under the age of 12:
- Ed’s Dinosaurs Live: Dakota and Friends Dinosaurs on June 15 at 11 a.m. at Oakview Recreation Center
- Pocahontas Movie and Character Visit on June 17 at 11 a.m. in the Library Story Room
- Karen K and the Jitterbugs on June 22 at 11 a.m. at Oakview Recreation Center
- CLAWS Wildlife Rehab on June 23 at 11 a.m. in the Library Story Room
- Bright Star Touring Theatre presents Old McDonald on June 24 at 11 a.m. in the Library Story Room
- ECOexplore presents Herpetology on June 24 at 2 p.m. in the Library Story Room. This is in partnership with Greensboro Science Center and the North Carolina Arboretum.
- TaleWise Science presents Saving Earth Together on June 29 at 11 a.m. in the Library Story Room
- All-A-Flutter Farms Butterfly Release on June 30 at 10:30 a.m. in the Library Arts & Education Plaza
All of the library’s summer performances are free to the public, and there’s no registration required. Just show up and enjoy.
The High Point library is also encouraging children to pick up a backpack, reading log and stickers to earn weekly prizes for reading books. They can even enter a raffle for several grand prizes.
In June, the following activities will be offered for teens ages 13 to18:
- Summer Reading Kickoff Party! on June 12 from 4-8 p.m. in the Teen Garage
- Crafty Teens: Make Boba Tea Keychains on June 13 in the Teen Garage during library hours (while supplies last)
- Book List Challenge begins June 15th (turn in a completed card by Aug. 11 to be entered in the drawing for a book-themed prize basket)
- Drawing Dreams with Teens (for beginners) on June 20 from 3-5 p.m. in the Teen Garage
- Crafty Teens Make Tub Teas on June 27 in the Teen Garage during library hours (while supplies last)
- Book Bracket Challenge begins June 29. Vote for a favorite book. The winner will be announced on Aug. 17.
For those who enjoy reading, registration has already opened for the teen and adult Summer Reading Book Clubs that will take place from June 12 to mid-August. Participants can earn prizes for reading books over the summer.
You can register online at https://www.highpointnc.gov/1765/Summer-Reading-Programs.
For more information about children’s programs and activities, contact Children’s Services Manager Jim Zola at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the teen programs and activities, you should contact Leslie Harrison at email@example.com. For more information about the adult reading challenge, contact Pam Lyon at firstname.lastname@example.org.