Muhlenberg Community Library’s Summer Quest 2023, All Together Now, runs June 10 through August 12, 2023.
Summer Quest registration will begin on June 10th in the library. BINGO tracking and activity sheets will be available for babies and young children being read to by parents, school-aged children, teens and adults. Complete reading & activity challenges, participate in special programming and earn tickets for the End of Summer Carnival to win prizes! Make a summer to remember when we all get together!
Summer Quest participation and programs are free and open to all ages! Summer reading programs are a fun way to prevent the “summer slide,” wherein students can lose gains that they made in the previous school year. The library programming is designed to be fun and educational, while encouraging children to continue to read.
Event Highlights: June 24 at 2:30 PM, Learn to play your own bucket drum and how beats vary across cultures with Philadelphia’s Music Play Patrol.
August 3 at 10 AM, Enjoy an interactive performance of Commedia Prince and the Pauper by the Yocum Institute for Arts Education.
August 12, End of Summer Carnival, (Time TBA.) All tracking sheets should be turned in by August 10 to receive tickets that can be redeemed during the carnival for games and prizes!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What books can I read?
A. It’s preferred that books and eBooks are checked out from our library, but any books are allowed. You can also count magazines, audiobooks, travel books, instruction manuals, animated story book videos, and anything else you are reading this summer!
Q. Will there be prizes?
A. Yes! Tickets will be given to use at the end of summer carnival upon BINGO card completion.
Q. Will there be in-person programs?
A. There will be! The library has been busy planning exciting special programming for the summer months. Check out our calendar of events for info.
Q. What are the important dates?
A. Registration begins June 10th. We will hold a special Kick-Off event June 10, 11 AM-1 PM. Everyone who registers during this event will receive a free swag bag. The last day to turn in completed Summer Quest tracking sheets is August 10 by 8 PM. Turn in whatever you managed to complete in order to get tickets to be used at the End of Summer Carnival on August 12.
Q. What ages can participate in the Summer Reading Program?
A. All ages are welcome to participate. Tracking sheets are divided by Young Children being read to by adults, School-Aged Children, Teens and Adults.
Q. Where can I get BINGO cards?
A. You can either download them on our website (https://www.berkslibraries.org/kids/summer-quest) or come in to the library to pick them up.
Don't see an answer to your question here? Call (610) 929-0589 or come by and see Ms. Melissa.
*Why do libraries host Summer Reading Programs?
Studies show that for reading success to happen, access to books is critical.
The public library is an excellent free resource for families to access books of a wide range of interests and reading levels, as well as a place where librarians can assist children and families in selecting great books.
We especially encourage reading for fun during the summer months and don't stress AR points or levels so much as interest in a topic or theme.
Children who see reading as a treat and not a chore will feel more inclined to explore the shelves, searching for their next favorite book. The library cares about your children and has planned programs to keep them reading and learning all summer.
While keeping track of the amount of time they spend reading or the number of books they have read this summer, children who join the summer reading program keep their minds active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed.
Summer Reading Benefits
- Children are encouraged so that reading becomes a lifelong habit.
- Children who are reluctant to read can be drawn in by the activities.
- Reading over the summer helps children keep their skills up.
- The Summer Reading Program can help generate interest in the library and books.
Thank you for allowing your children to attend Summer Quest!
Our goal is to keep the minds of the children active through the summer and to encourage a love of reading. (Having fun is just an added bonus!)
Print-at-Home Summer Quest Registration & Tracking Sheets
For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms at home. Please return finished paperwork to the library circulation desk. Library summer hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 AM-8 PM and Saturday, 9 AM- 4 PM.