Are you ready for your close-up? Starting May 30, it’s your time to shine! Children, teens, and adults will experience glitz and glimmer, comedy, and adventure with show-stopping programs, events, activities, crafts, incentives, and much more!
Summer Reading is for adults too! Once you’ve read four books, take your completed reading log to the Reference Desk and collect a small prize. Your name will be entered in the drawing for bigger prizes at the end of the program. Limit 10 logs.
Give books the starring role this summer and earn incentives with the Summer Reading Club for students in grades 9–12. Each time you complete a reading log of three books and take your reading log to the Reference Desk, you will earn a small prize. Your name will be entered in the prize drawing at the end of the program.
Birth through Two Years
Parents and babies will have fun together this summer while sharing books, rhymes, and lap games. Log an early literacy activity each day to earn rewards. Learn more at the Summer Reading Club preview, following Play & Learn, on May 17 at 10am.
Two Years through Eighth Grade
Choose your personal daily reading goal based on your reading habits. Keep track of each day you read and earn rewards throughout the summer. Take your reading log to the Youth Services Desk to collect your reward. Parents of preschoolers can learn more at the Summer Reading Club preview on May 16 at 10am.
Summer Reading Club kickoff
Sat., June 1 at 11am
You’ll laugh out loud as nationally-known entertainer Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling. After the show, join us in the Reading Garden for ice cream and face-painting by Terri Mate.
Dave Herzog’s Marionettes: Puppet Palooza
Mon., June 17, 10:30am
Join master marionette artist Dave Herzog as he presents Puppet Palooza. Sir Percy Pearly and his amazingly talented friends from the circus invite you to their musical variety show featuring performances on the tight rope, flying trapeze, skates and more. As always, Dave’s signature character Walter the Basset Hound will be around to greet the audience with a wag of his tail.
Storywalk by the River
Sat., June 22, 11am
Join us for Batavia Public Library’s first ever strolling storytime along the river. We will meet in the courtyard in front of Batavia City Hall on North Island Avenue and take a walk along the Riverwalk, following storyboards and doing activities as we go. Rain location at the Batavia Public Library.
Thurs., June 27, 2–4pm
We are putting on a Reader’s Theatre production this summer and we need your help to set the scene! Do you like to draw and create signs and props? Join us for these two hours of set design. Registration required.