2018 Summer Quest--Libraries Rock!

Banner with "Libraries Rock" over musical instruments and books

2018 Summer Quest

Adults and children are invited to participate from June 9th to August 10th at Muhlenberg Community Library!

Saturday June 9th 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Summer Quest 2018's theme is "Libraries Rock," and that sure is true at MCL where Summer Quest 2018 rocks in with a Sock Hop & Rockabilly Spot!

Wear your best fifties-style attire. We welcome your saddle shoes, poodle skirts, rolled sleeves, and popped collars! Don't miss this fun event where adults and children can get registered and ready to rock the "Summer Quest" away. We look forward to twisting and shouting with you! Open to all ages.

Stop by the Sweet Ride Ice Cream mobile parlor in front of the library for a sweet treat! Sweet Ride Ice Cream will be generously donating a portion of their proceeds from the mobile parlor that day to the Muhlenberg Community Library.There's no guilt in eating ice cream when it's for a good cause.

Special guest appearance Elvis Impersonator Jeff Krick from noon to 1:00PM.


Saturday June 9th, 10AM to 2PM

Sweet Ride Ice Cream will be scooping out the sweets at Muhlenberg Community Library's Summer Quest Kick-Off. Check out the nifty fifties events happening all day in the library, or just stop by the Sweet Ride mobile parlor for a sweet treat! Sweet Ride Ice Cream will be generously donating a portion of their proceeds from the mobile parlor that day to the Muhlenberg Community Library. There's no guilt in eating ice cream when it's for a good cause.

Mobile Ice Cream Parlor with two people standing in doorways

Saturday June 9th

Noon to 1:00PM

Come out to see Elvis impersonator Jeff Krick knock the ladies' socks off with a free performance!

Elvis Impersonator Jeff Krick in White Jumpsuit Singing into Microphone


Sock Hop & Rockabilly Spot!

Saturday 6/9 10AM to 2:00PM

Music, dancing, raffle drawing, games and Sweet Ride's mobile ice cream parlor! What more does a Summer Quest Kick-Off need? Why an Elvis impersonator, of course, so Jeff Krick will be singing songs from noon to 1:00 PM. Click here for more details.

The Body's Beat

Wednesday 6/13 6:00PM to 7:00PM 

Click here to learn more about this STEM evening. Registration required.

Drop-in Saturdays

Drop in on Saturdays and discover why "Libraries Rock!" These programs are self-paced, self-led activities that are already set up for you to walk in and try.

The themes are:

6/16-Rock Games

6/23-Stone Soup

7/7-Rocky Mountain Discovery

7/14-Rock Experience

7/21-Genres of Music

7/28-Silly Rocks

8/4-Gems Rock

Family Movie Nights Wednesdays from 5:30PM to 7:30PM

Bring your own popcorn, snacks, dinner and drinks and enjoy a movie with family and friends in our Community Room.



8/1--Lego Ninjago

FAM PaJAMa Storytime

Wednesday 6/27 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Join us in your JAMS! The whole FAM is invited to come in, kick back, relax and listen to Miss Jacki read a story. It is sure to be a fun, relaxing family event.

Peter & the Wolf

Saturday 6/30 11AM to Noon

Kids will learn the relationship between predator and prey through the story and soundtrack of Peter & the Wolf, discussion and examples of furs and skulls.

Birds and Their Songs

Monday 7/9 6:00PM to 7:00PM

A park naturalist will join us for this exciting STEM program. Click here for more details. 

Family Rock Painting 

Wednesday 7/11 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Come in with your own or use one that we have! Click here for more details. 

Rock Songs

Monday 7/23 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Library youth will play "My Rock in a Sock" to learn the 3 major rock types before they select their own special "pet" rock to paint and write a song or poem about. Registration required.

Commedia Rapunzel Play

Wednesday 7/25 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Yocum Institute presents their Commedia Rapunzel! Fun for the whole family!

Be a Dolphin: See With Sound

Wednesday 8/8 6:00PM to 7:00PM

A great STEM event for upper elementary through teens. Registration required. Click here for more details. 

Closing the Quest

Saturday 8/11 11:00AM to 1:00

More details are coming soon.

June 9th to August 10th

Summer Quest Kick-Off  A Special Tribute to the 50's!

Saturday June 9th 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Come out to register for Summer Quest and get your Quest form. The more quests you complete, the more chances you have to win a prize!

Enjoy the Sock Hop and Rockabilly Stop (click here for more details), enjoy some ice cream from Sweet Rides Mobile Ice Cream Parlor and watch our special guest Jeff Krick (for more details click here) an incredible Elvis impersonator!

It's Iced Tea Time

Saturday June 16th & 30th Noon to 1:00PM

Indulge in me-time with complimentary iced tea and make a book mark to take home with you. 

Saturday July 14th and 28th 
Indulge in me-time with complimentary iced tea and paint a #BerksCountyRocks rock or paint a rock for yourself.

Microsoft Word Basics Computer Class

Wednesday June 20th 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Learn to rock your computer! The class will focus on the basics of using Microsoft Word. No need to bring a laptop. You'll use the library's. Please register by calling 610-929-0589.

A Summer Read

Photo of Sam Quinones and his book, Dreamland









Don't forget to check out the 2018 Summer Read, Dreamland, by Sam Quinones.

More events will be announced soon.