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'A Universe of Stories' Awaits for Schlow Library's Summer Reading Program

by on May 16, 2019 5:00 AM

Schlow Centre Region Library is ready to help everyone have an out-of-this world summer. This year’s theme for the library’s Summer Reading Program is “A Universe of Stories,” and all are invited to join in the fun.

Registration for Summer Reading begins on May 20 and participants can start logging in their reading on June 1 at Schlow’s Summer Reading has a children’s program for babies through age 12, a teen program for kids ages 12 to 17, and an adult program for ages 18 and older.

Participants can earn chances to win prizes by going on reading quests, setting and reaching their reading goals, and attending events and participating in activities. Prizes for this year’s children’s program include large stuffed animals, a solar system tepee, Penn State T-shirts, State College Spikes tickets, Discovery Space passes, and a free month of dance classes at the Dance Academy of State College. Teen grand prizes include a Nintendo Switch with Zelda Breath of the Wild game, Bluetooth headphones, while adults can win a Kindle Fire tablet or an iPad mini. Many local businesses such as The Makery, Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe, the Animal Kingdom and more have donated fabulous prizes this year.

The first big event and activity is the Summer Reading Blast Off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. The day includes performances by the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra’s Allegheny Winds (with special guest, founder Douglas Meyer), Nittany Knights Barbershop Chorus, a magic show by Ran’D Shine, the Usborne Book Sale, and visits from Batman Minion, Minnie Mouse and Winnie the Pooh. Also that day, Frutta Bowls will be giving out free samples and some special costumed characters from popular PBS kids programs will be in attendance.

Summer Reading runs through Aug. 21. For more information, visit and follow Schlow Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.



David Pencek is communications manager for Schlow Centre Region Library. He can be reached at [email protected]
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