The Atlantic City Public Library will kick off its Summer Reading Program for children and teenagers on Tuesday, June 28, at 2 p.m. This year’s theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read.”Download the Summer Reading Program 2016 brochure
The kickoff event is for kids ages 17 and younger, and it will include a magic show starring Chad Juros and special guests. Those who sign up for the Summer Reading Program that day will receive a free book to start their summer of reading. Children less than 9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Please call the Youth Services Department at (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050, for more information or to reserve a spot for programs where registration is required.SUMMER READING PROGRAM SCHEDULESUMMER READING KICK-OFF Tuesday, June 28, from 2-4 p.m.
Sign up for Summer Reading, get a FREE book, and enjoy a magic show. Special guest speakers. Ages 18 and younger.WEEKLY CHILDREN’S PROGRAMSFAMILY STORYTIME AND CRAFT: FAIRYTALE FEASTSThursdays, June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug 4, 11, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Features stories, songs, finger plays, creative movement and simple crafts for ages 3 to 5. Family and siblings are welcome to attend. Library story times are a fun way to help children develop skills they will need to be ready to read. Childcare groups are asked to call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050, in advance to reserve a spot.BABY BOUNCE AND PLAY GROUPThursdays, June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug 4, 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
This program is designed to introduce infants (ages 0 to 24 months) to the world of sounds and stories. Stories, songs, rhymes and movement help build pre-reading skills for our littlest library lovers. An informal playgroup immediately follows this story time. COMIC DRAWINGThursdays, June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug 4, 11, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Learn to draw your favorite characters with Marvel/DC Comics illustrator Joe Del Beato. Ages 9-17.FAMILY FRIDAY MATINEEFridays, July 1, 15, 22, 29; Aug. 5, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Enjoy family friendly films together on Friday afternoons all summer.TWEEN DAYS IN THE TEEN LOUNGESaturdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug. 6, 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Not quite a teen yet? You are invited to rock out in the Teen Lounge and play video games. Participants need a library card in good standing to participate. LEGO CLUBSaturdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug. 6, 13, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Use your imagination and our LEGOs to create something awesome. Ages 6 to 12.ADDITIONAL CHILDREN’S PROGRAMSFAMILY HOOPING FITNESSThursday, June 30, at 1 p.m.
Get active with the family! Have fun hula hooping while you get fit. Age 6 and older. This program is in collaboration with Oceanside Family Success Center.SUMMER STEM PROJECTSSaturdays, July 2, 16, 30, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Hands-on science fun for kids. Session 1: Introduction to Scratch Online Coding; Session 2: Makey-Makey Experiments; Session 3: Introduction to Finch Robot. Ages 9-12. Registration required.OUR MARINE MAMMALS AND SEA TURTLESThursday, July 7, from 1 to 2 p.m.
Discover which types of marine mammals and sea turtles come to New Jersey and the dangers they face while here. Learn about the Marine Mammal Stranding Center and how it helps our marine mammal friends. All ages.CHOO CHOO CHARLIEWednesday, July 13, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Choo Choo Charlie will take you on a magical adventure with train effects, magic and comedy. Ages 5-9.FITNESS FRENZYAt Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City(317 N. Pennsylvania Ave.)
Thursday, July 14, from 1 to 2 p.m.
Fitness Frenzy is an interactive multi-media, magic and juggling show that teaches health and fitness. It uses animated digital projections and demonstrations, including magic, juggling and comedy!SCIENCETELLERSThursday, July 21, from 1 to 2 p.m.
Sciencetellers will make things fly, spin, move and soar while telling a series of stories! Throw on your coat and buckle up — participants will experience the science of power and energy through several exciting, hands-on experiments! Ages 5-12.SEUSSOLOGYTuesday, July 26, from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
A very funny and silly cat runs this fun, lively and interactive program. Participants test their knowledge of Seuss Trivia in the Seussology Game Show. Comedy abounds. Ages 5 to 8.SNAKES N’ SCALESThursday, Aug. 4, from 1 to 2 p.m.
This interactive presentation features live reptiles and amphibians! Children will see, touch and learn about their lives. All ages.END OF SUMMER READING DANCE PARTYAt Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City(317 N. Pennsylvania Ave.)
Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Program with ice cream sundaes, plus music by DJ Dave. Ages 18 and under.TEEN PROGRAMSTEEN SUMMER KICKOFF AFTER-PARTYTuesday, June 28, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Ages 13-18 are invited to stay after the official summer kick-off for an after party.TEEN SCRIPT WRITING WORKSHOPTuesdays, July 5, 12, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Teens will meet to collaborate, write the script for and make a short film. Registration required.TEEN ADVISORY GROUP (TAG)Saturdays, July 9, 30; Aug. 13, from 2 to 3 p.m.
TAG is our teen volunteer group. Application required; see Ms. Moffit in the Youth Services Department or call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050.BOOKS INTO FILM BOOK CLUB Fridays, July 8; Aug. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. (Films)Saturdays, July 9, 30; Aug. 13, from 3 to 4 p.m. (Book talk)
Teens will read two books (Maze Runner and City of Bones), discuss them, and then see the films while enjoying snacks. First 10 books are free!SILENT LIBRARY CHALLENGESaturday, July 23, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Ever seen MTV’s show “Silent Library?” Perform ridiculous tasks, all while staying absolutely silent.INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHIThursday, July 28, from 1 to 2 p.m.
Explore this way to raise confidence levels and harmonize mind with body. This program is in collaboration with the Oceanside Family Success Center. TAG AGE-OUT PARTY & ELECTIONSSaturday, July 30, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Join us in honoring TAG members who have graduated as they age out of Youth Services. We’ll elect new TAG officers. TAG alumni are welcome. CROCHET CIRCLEThursday, Aug. 11, from 1 to 2 p.m.
Learn the basics of crochet. Crochet hooks and yarn will be provided or bring your own! This program is in collaboration with Oceanside Family Success Center.END OF SUMMER DANCE PARTYAt Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City(317 N. Pennsylvania Ave.)
Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Celebrate the end of our summer program with ice cream and music by DJ Dave. Ages 18 and under.TEEN ENTREPRENEUR SERIESThis series is conducted by Carol Waties, Director of the Small Business Development Center at Stockton University. BUSINESS PLAN 101Tuesday, July 5, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Are you interested in starting a business? Join us to learn about entrepreneurship, and find out how to write a strong business plan and create marketing and financial plans.BUSINESS PLAN REVIEWTuesday, July 12, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Waties will review your business plan following the Entrepreneur 101 Seminar.CRAFTING A WINNING ELEVATOR PITCHTuesday, July 19, from 2 to 3 p.m.
An elevator pitch is more than just being able to succinctly respond if someone asks what you do, about your interests, or your future career plans or business venture. It is an ideal method to create a positive impression, generate conversations and contribute to your brand. Join us to learn how to craft a winning elevator pitch.PRESENTING YOUR ELEVATOR PITCHTuesday, July 26, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Have you perfected your two-minute elevator pitch? Are you ready to discuss what problem your business solves, your target market along with its needs, wants and demographics, projected sales revenue and profits, and all other information necessary to communicate what you do and why? If so, join us for this presentation and critique.