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LIBRARIES ROCK! - 2018 Summer Reading Club for Children
Visit the Reading Rehearsal Room often to record your reading progress and pick up the incentives that you earned!

When: Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Reading Rehearsal Room

Your Conductors Mrs. Carol Siefken, Julia Snyder, and Mary Federline will give you the instruments you need to rock the rhythm of reading this summer. All library staff members are eager to help you hit the right notes with reading!

Reading Rehearsal Room Hours (The Reading Rehersal Room closes 30 minutes before the Library closes.):
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Independent readers, including teens, are Reading Rock Stars this summer as they make reading their forte. Reading Rock Stars earn activity pages and coupon incentives.

Children who are not yet reading independently are Little Listeners in the Read-to-Me Club. Four hours of shared reading and listening earns a Congratulations Packet with coupon rewards, a participation certificate, an End-of-Summer Party invitation, and a chance to win a Strider™ 12 Sport Balance Bike, designed for young children.

Click here for more information, including links to: this year’s newsletter, Library Lyrics; monthly event calendars; and registraton calendars. Registration is required for all programs except those marked as drop-in on the calendars.

COWBOY PRIDE by Lacy Williams (Book 3 in the Wild Wyoming Hearts series)

When: Monday, July 9, 2018 - Till July 23
Where: On Overdrive, our ebook platform

Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with an eBook or eAudioBook through the library. Readers can join an online conversation about the book at BigLibraryRead.com. This free program runs for two weeks and to get started reading, all that is needed is a Westmoreland Library Network library card

Cowboy Pride by Lacy Williams can be read on all major computers and devices. No wait lists or holds are needed! Since there's no limit to the number of copies available (this title only), everyone can checkout this eBook/eAudioBook at the same time. They automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

Dog Reading Pals
Read to your favorite furry friend at this evening session.

When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Library

What?  Dogs can't read!  Of course they can't, but they are great listeners.  Reading to dogs helps children read at their own pace.  Join us on Wednesday, July 11 and and take your turn reading to a dog pal.  This is a great way to encourage new readers!

THE BIG READ: Overdrive has announced the Big Read selection for an event which will run from July 9 to July 23. The book will be COWBOY PRIDE by Lacy Williams, a self- published book. During the two week period, the ebook will be available to patrons for free with no waiting. The free program runs for two weeks and to get started reading, all that is needed is a Westmoreland Library Network library card.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT CAFE: Join us at the Murrysville Community Library for our Wednesday Night Cafe. Great performers and refreshments on select Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

2018 Summer Reading Club - LIBRARIES ROCK!: Beginning Monday, June 11, all ages can register in person in the Reading Rehearsal Room. Join the summer reading symphony with the Libraries ROCK! reading club. Sing a song of summer with good books, programs, contests, and more!

Special thanks to our Corporate Sponsors: Applebees - Murrysville, Bondi Printing, Kacin Companies, Price Financial, S&T Bank, Smile Beautiful Dentistry, Wes Kindelberger Agency

The PBS Great American Read

To promote The PBS Great American Read, we have temporarily replaced our Staff Picks book truck with titles from The Great American Read list. The Great American Read, is an eight-part series, which launched on PBS on May 22. Viewers are invited to vote on their favorite novel from a list of 100 popular books. To vote or to learn more about The Great American Read, click here.


A new, Library-sponsored book group held during daytime hours will continue on Thursday, July 19, at 11:00 a.m. Check under "Programs and Events" for more information.


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