P.O. Box 1989
West Palm Beach, FL 33402-1989
FAX: (561) 355-3819
Palm Beach County
Board of County
Mary Lou Berger
Hal R. Valeche
Steven L. Abrams
Priscilla A. Taylor
"An equal opportunity
Affirmative Action Employer"
Electronic Press Release
PBC Libraries Offering "Dream Big: READ!" Summer Reading Program June 11 - Aug 3
Patrons of all ages are invited to join the “Dream Big: Read” Summer Reading Program, which runs from June 11 through August 3 at all Palm Beach County Library System locations, including the Bookmobile. Our programs and special events will encourage you to dream big and read. What dreams will come true for you this summer?
- Children: Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and receive a reading log, a Miami Dolphins pencil and a copy of The Nightly News newspaper, featuring jokes, activities, word games and more. Complete 10 hours of reading to receive a finger flashlight and a voucher for two tickets to the Jupiter Hammerheads versus Charlotte Stone Crabs baseball game at Roger Dean Stadium on Friday, August 3.*
- Teens 12 to 16 years old: Sign up at the Youth Services Desk for our young adult “Reading Frenzy” and receive a reading log and a Miami Dolphins pencil. Complete 16 hours of reading to receive a flexible bookmark light and a voucher for two tickets to the Jupiter Hammerheads versus Charlotte Stone Crabs baseball game at Roger Dean Stadium on Friday, August 3.*
- Adults 17 years and older: Sign up for a summer reading program packet including a reading log, a bookmark and a globe stress ball. Then read or listen to five or more books or audiobooks. Afterwards, bring your completed reading log to your local branch and receive a 20 oz. coffee-shop-style acrylic cup and straw, a smiley sticky-note pad, and a voucher for two tickets to the Jupiter Hammerheads versus Charlotte Stone Crabs baseball game at Roger Dean Stadium on Friday, August 3. Everyone signed up for the adult summer reading program can enter the weekly book giveaway contest.*
- Everyone: Attend special parties and programs throughout the summer!
*All materials, giveaways, and prizes while supplies last.
Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Events
Balloon Masterz: Zany Balloon Show
Enjoy balloon twisting taken to wild new extremes with comedy, audience participation, a little bit of magic and a 6-foot balloon escape grand finale! All ages. (45 min.) Call or stop by the location of your choice to preregister.
Okeechobee Blvd. Branch (Phone: 233-1880) Sat, June 9, 10:30 am
Greenacres Branch (Phone: 641-9100) Sat, June 9, 3:00 pm
Hagen Ranch Road Branch (Phone: 894-7500) Tue, June 12, 2:00 pm
Jupiter Branch (Phone: 744-2301) Thu, June 14, 2:00 pm
Lantana Road Branch (Phone: 304-4500) Sat, June 16, 10:30 am
Don't miss the comedy and amazing magic of James Changefield, featuring juggling and lots of audience participation. All ages. (45 min.)
Main Library (Phone: 233-2600) Sat, June 9, 11:00 am
Gardens Branch (Phone: 626-6133) Tue, June 12, 2:00 pm
Loula V. York Branch (Phone: 924-5928) Wed, June 13, 11:00 am
Royal Palm Beach Branch (Phone: 790-6030) Sat, June 16, 3:00 pm
This high energy interactive show will have you gasping in awe at juggling feats, from simple scarves to clubs and more. Everyone learns the secrets of juggling!
All ages. (45 min.)
Wellington Branch (Phone: 790-6070) Sat, June 9, 2:30 pm
Tequesta Branch (Phone: 746-5970) Mon, June 11, 11:00 am
Acreage Branch (Phone: 681-4100) Mon, June 11, 2:00 pm
Glades Road Branch (Phone: 482-4554) Tue, June 12, 3:00 pm
Belle Glade Branch (Phone: 996-3453) Thu, June 14, 10:00 am
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