Children and teens are being invited to make new discoveries, enjoy free programs and participate in reading challenges this summer at the expanded Frankford library.
Children ages 2 to 12 are eligible to participate in “Fizz, Boom, Read,” the theme for this year. They must register, read 10 hours and complete the library’s reading logs in order to receive T-shirts, books and prizes.
The library has scheduled a number of summer performances. On June 18 at 2 p.m., Donna Washington, an award-winning storyteller and multi-cultural folklorist, will offer her tales. On June 25 at 2 p.m., Rich Waterhouse will present “The Wizard’s Toy Shop” with props, puppets, books and humor.
Cascading Carlos will juggle and involve children in the fun on July 2 at 2 p.m. On Thursday, July 10 at 2 p.m. Sciencetellers will bring a tale called “Dragons and Dreams” to life with experiments. The Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre will be performing “Alice in Wonderland” on July 23 at 2 p.m.
DASEF will present “Reactions, Rockets and Reading” on July 30 at 2 p.m. Uncle Pete will cap off the summer with some musical and movement activities on Aug. 6 at 2 p.m.
CRABS (“Children Raving About Books”) gives children in Grades 2 to 5 an opportunity to talk about books with others who enjoy reading. The group will meet on several Thursday afternoons.
A few spots are still available for the “Mad Scientist Club,” a hands-on science program for children in Grades 1 to 5. Pre-registration is required for the program, due to limited space. Special sign-up is also necessary for “Jump Bunch,” a one-time, one-hour program involving games and exercise.
Teens can register, read 10 hours, fill out the teen reading log and win prizes as part of their reading challenge, “Spark a Reaction.” They can also join in Pizza & Paperback book discussions. The Frankford Public Library will provide the pizza and beverage, as well as help teens locate their books. This year, some of the books, including “The Giver,” “Divergent” and “The Fault in Our Stars,” have been made into movies. The group will meet several Tuesday evenings during the summer, at 6 p.m.
Call the circulation desk at (302) 732-9351 for information and directions.