Library summer hours begin this week. We will be closed Saturdays until September 10th. 

Library Hours 2016 Independence Day Weekend:

Friday, July 1 - 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday, July 2 - CLOSED
Sunday, July 3 - CLOSED
Monday, July 4 - CLOSED

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

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2016 Teen Summer Reading 

Pick up your Teen Summer Reading Log at the Youth Services Department any time between June 20, and August 5, 2016. Read 4 hours each week. Bring your log to the children's desk at the library and pick out a weekly prize. You will also be entered in our weekly raffle.

Meet your goal at least 4 out of the 7 weeks of our summer program and you will earn an invite to our end of summer party.

• You must read at least 4 hours per week and get your log checked to receive a prize.
• You will get one prize and one raffle ticket per weekly visit.
• The last day to get your log checked is Friday, August 5, 2016.*
• If you meet your goal at least 4 out of the 7 weeks of our summer program you will earn an invite to our end of summer party.

Remember, you may only get your log checked once a week. Teens grade 5-12 can participate in the reading part of our program. Everything counts as reading—books, magazines, comics. Remember, to sign up for any of the summer reading activities, you must also sign up for the reading part of the program.

*Since the last day to get your reading log checked is August 5, the last day to sign up for the reading program is August 1.

All events are free and open to the public and are handicapped accessible. CLICK HERE for information about our Children's Summer Reading Program. 

Events:

Interactive Fiction

Thursday, June 9 — 3 PM -4:30 PM
Thursday, June 16 — 3 PM -4:30 PM
Thursday, June 23 — 3 PM -4:30 PM
Thursday, June 30 — 3 PM -4:30 PM
Thursday, July 14 — 3 PM -4:30 PM
Thursday, July 21 — 3 PM -4:30 PM
Thursday, July 28 — 3 PM -4:30 PM
Thursday, August 4 — 3 PM -4:30 PM
Thursday, August 11 — 3 PM -4:30 PM
Thursday, August 18 — 3 PM -4:30 PM
Thursday, August 25 — 3 PM -4:30 PM

Solve murder mysteries. Explore fantastical worlds. Save doomed planets. Interactive Fiction is a computer game in which you are the main character of every story. Open to young people 6th - 12th grade. No sign up needed.

Tuesday Movie Nights

Tuesday, June 28 – 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, July 5 — 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, July 12 — 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, July 19 — 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, July 26 — 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, August 2 — 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, August 9 — 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, August 16 — 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, August 23 — 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for a family friendly movie night Tuesdays this summer. For a full list of movies pick up a flyer at the library or call Children’s Reference Desk at 978-674-1529.

Make Your Mark

Wednesday, June 29 – 2:30 PM-3:30 PM

Decorate a ball cap with your own design. Supplies provided. Open to young people grades 5-12. Sign up required and begins June 6. Space limited to 15. Sign up by visiting the Ground Floor Children's Reference desk or calling 978-674-1529.

Home Run Derby

Wednesday, July 6 – 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Wii baseball home run derby. Prize to who can hit the most homeruns. Open to young people grades 5-12. No sign up required. Jump-a-thon Wednesday, July 13 – 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Test your jumping talents. Jump rope challenges with prize for who can jump the longest. Jump ropes provided. Open to young people grades 5-12. Sign up required and begins June 6. Space limited to 12. Sign up by visiting the Ground Floor Children's Reference desk or calling 978-674-1529.

Giant Games

Friday, July 22 – 10 AM – 4 PM

Come and play some giant sized board games. Checkers and the like. Open to everyone. No sign up required.

Frisbee-a-thon

Wednesday, July 27 – 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Decorate a Frisbee and then test your throwing skills. Open to young people grades 5-12. Sign up required and begins June 6. Space limited to 12. Sign up by visiting the Ground Floor Children's Reference desk or calling 978-674-1529.

World Games

Wednesday, August 3 – 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Games from around the world! Open to young people grades 5-12. No sign up required.

Summer Reading Closer—Brain Games

Wednesday, August 10 - 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

For all those who completed their summer reading challenge, this is a chance to win more prizes. Test your trivia knowledge.

Serial Podcast Listening Sessions

Monday, August 15 — 3 PM – 5 PM - Episodes 1 & 2
Tuesday, August 16 — 3 PM – 5 PM - Episodes 3, 4 & 5
Monday, August 22 — 3 PM – 5 PM - Episodes 6 & 7
Tuesday, August 23 — 3 PM – 5 PM - Episodes 8 & 9

We’ll be listening to the entire Season 1 of the NPR Podcast Serial. Free and open to all. No sign up necessary.

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All events are free and open to the public and are handicapped accessible. For more information visit www.pollardml.org or our blog at www.blog.pollardml.org You can also find the Pollard Library Youth Services Department on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PMLkidsdept.

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