Free Public Library of Audubon

239 Oakland Avenue, Audubon, NJ 08106  |  (856) 547-8686

Summer Reading Program 2017

Summer Reading Program 2017

Join us for another fun summer of reading and events at the Library as we embark on our 2017 Summer Reading Program. We have so many wonderful things planned we can hardly wait!

In addition to our wonderful events and shows (see below schedule for details), we are pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Audubon Memorial Grove for a special challenge which promises to help fulfill this year's theme of "Building a Better World." This year we have set a goal of reading 2,000 books as a town. If we meet this goal, the Library will make a donation of butterfly bushes to help beautify Memorial Grove for all to enjoy.

Here's how it works: Each week beginning June 20, we will be holding check-ins on Tuesdays at the Library. Participants are encouraged to stop by the circulation desk, show their reading logs, take out more books, and obtain a prize. For every five books that a participant reads, he or she will be awarded a leaf with his or her name on it.  These leaves will be placed on our Summer Reading tree to help mark our progress to the 2,000 book goal.

 

   Help us make this tree lush and green! Read, read, read!

A Few Additional Notes:

  • In order to make things run smoothly, we would like to ask participants, who are at the Library for a check-in, to obtain any books they wish to check out before going to the circulation desk.
  • Can't make the check-ins or forgot to bring your log? Don't worry, we will tally any unaccounted for books when reading logs are submitted at the end of the program. Anyone who is due a leaf will get one then.
  • Lastly, since the best way to build a better world is first to learn about it, books read from our Juvenile Non-Fiction section will count as two books toward our goal.   

 

We truly hope that this will be a fun and meaningful way for all of us to help "build a better world" together. 


 Summer Reading Program Schedule

 

REGISTRATION OPENS - JUNE 1, 2017

Registration for the Summer Reading Program begins. Stop by the library, sign-up, get your reading log and get some books! Don't forget to vote for the movie you'd like to see at the Summer Reading Movie Night (see below).

 

OPENING CEREMONY - THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017 @ 6:30 PM

Join us as we welcome Tuckers' Tales Puppet Theater, featuring puppets made from items found around the house. A trunk full of stuff has rarely been this much fun! This event is free and open to the public. Registration is NOT required.

 

SUMMER READING MOVIE NIGHT - THURSDAY, JULY 13 @ 6:30 PM

Bring some popcorn and enjoy the A/C as we present a family friendly movie selected by our participants. Don't forget to vote when you sign up for the Summer Reading Program. The choices are either Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian or Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief.  This event is free and open to the public. Registration is NOT required.

 

 READING LOGS DUE - MONDAY, JULY 31

Hand in your reading logs, so you can pick up your prizes at the Closing Ceremony.

 

CLOSING CEREMONY - THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 @ 6:30 PM

Pick up your prizes and enjoy the show as Sciencetellers presents a humorously interactive play about a quirky band of pirates marooned on a desert island. They need your help to build a ship and escape, so don't miss it. It'll be fun for all! This event is free and open to the public. Registration is NOT required.

 


Program: Summer Yoga with Kathleen White

Limber Up with Summer Yoga at the Library!

Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, June 13 through July 25

 

 

The Library will again host yoga classes with instructor,  Kathleen White. 

Classes will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Audubon Senior Center. The cost is $45 for the six week program.  Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel.

Classes start on June 13th (check out our Events Calendar for a full listing of dates). Enrollment is limited, so please register by June 6th.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served  basis.  Please send a check payable to the Free Public Library of Audubon indicating “yoga “in the memo section. 

***Remember: always check with your doctor before beginning an exercise program.***

 


Museum Pass Program

The Museum Pass Program allows our patrons free access to some of the area's finest cultural and educational attractions. 

Museum Passes currently available:

 Academy of Natural Sciences
 Camden Children's Garden
 Garden State Discovery Museum
 Grounds for Sculpture
 Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
 National Constitution Center
 Independence Seaport Museum - **NEW**

Heritage Quest Online

Are you interested in finding out more about those in your family tree?

We have added Heritage Quest Online to our library.

Heritage Quest Online, available on your home computer or on the library computers, features an incredible storehouse of American genealogical information. 

To login, simply click above on Helpful Links.  Both databases are listed under the column Library Resources.  Heritage Quest Online does require your assigned barcode number.

Also, please note that we will be providing a tutorial on how to use Heritage Quest Online on December 17th, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Library.