June means it's Summer Reading Kickoff Time 
at the Middleborough Public Library!
Library Lines                June  2019

Mini-Golf Returns to Help Us Kick Off "A Universe of Stories" Summer Reading! 

You loved it so much we're bringing it back!  Mini-golf @ the Library* returns as we kick off our 2019 Summer Reading Programs.  We're inviting patrons of all ages to join us any time between  9:00 a.m. and 3:00  p.m. (with a final tee time of 2:00 p.m.) on Sat., June 15  for 18 holes of  Space Mini-Golf played throughout the main floor and lower level of the building.

*Please note: All players knowingly and freely assume all risks, both known and unknown, and assume full responsibility for their participation.
Any child, teen, or adult who registers on kickoff day will be  automatically entered in a raffle to win one of five $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift cards.
The Summer Reading Program Kickoff event is supported through the generosity of the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library, and Dunkin' Donuts of Middleborough.
As always, there will be Summer Reading Programs for everyone, including children, teens and adults. Prizes for reading and participating in a variety of library activities will be awarded for all ages. Online and in-person registration for "A Universe of Stories" opens Sat., June 15, and programs run through Thurs., Aug. 15 (kids) and Thurs., Aug. 29 (for teens/adults). If you'd like to receive the library's e-newsletter for more news and information about summer reading programming and events, email lfox@sailsinc.org, call 508/946-2470, or visit the library's website.  Be sure to also check out our Facebook page, or the Middleboro Gazette for more information.  

Children's Summer Reading Blasts Off!

Starting Sat., June 15, children are invited to sign up for summer reading.  Everyone can earn prizes like free kids' meals, books and more just for logging their reading time.  The more you read, the more chances you have to win our grand prizes such as a telescope, Star Wars Lego set, books, games, free ice cream and more.  Try out the challenges and puzzle sheets for even more chances to win.  Visit the Library's website here for a detailed list of events or pick up a copy of this year's summer reading brochure.

June Programs: 
  • Tues., June 18, 4:00-6:00 p.m. -- Come build with Legos while we watch the new release "Lego Movie 2," rated PG, on the Library's big screen.   No registration required.
  • Wed., June 19, 10:30 a.m.  -- Join Miss Amanda for Astronaut Academy.  Explore space, enjoy hands-on activities, and learn what it takes to become an astronaut.  Listen to stories read from the Space Station, try space yoga, and create your own Mars rover.  Different activities each week.  Best for kids 3-8 years of age and their caregiver(s).  No registration necessary. 
  • Mon., June 24, 2:00 p.m. -- Enjoy a movie matinee.  Bring snacks for a showing of "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World," rated PG, on the library's big screen.  No registration necessary. 
  • Wed. June 26, 1:00-1:45 p.m. -- Toddler Time with Ms. Jen is for children ages 15 to 36 months and their parent or caregiver.  Make new friends and develop social and emotional skills through play, games, crafts, and songs. Registration is required and is available here.  A parent or caregiver must accompany the child. 
Save the date! On  Tues., July 2 at 6:00 p.mle arn about the moon with NASA Ambassador Marie Zahn. Enjoy a presentation about the moon and then hands-on activities. Create moon craters! No registration required.   

These programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

A Universe of Stories is sponsored by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library, Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.    Chil dren's Summer Reading prizes have been generously donated by Peaceful Meadows, McDonalds, Friendly's, Chipotle, Tree Top Adventures, Edaville Railroad, the Big E, Yankee Candle, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Eric Carle Museum, and the Paw Sox. 
Toe Jam Puppet Band 

This family friendly band is back again for its yearly summer visit to Middleborough's Town Hall lawn on Tues., June 25 at 6:30 p.m.  In the event of inclement weather, head indoors to the Town Hall auditorium.  No registration is required for this event, sure to be "out of this world."

This program is generously funded by Mutual Bank.
Teen Summer Reading Challenge Launches June 15

Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to sign up online or at the Library for the 2019 Teen Summer Reading program starting Sat., June 15.

Read what you like, get creative, and have fun completing challenges for a chance to earn cool  prizes and be one of seven Grand Prize winners!

Log your reading time through Thur., Aug. 29 and earn reading prizes like food coupons, free books, and a $25 Amazon gift card.  Read for four or more hours to have your name entered into the Prize Pack Reading Raffle  for a chance to win one of six fantastic prize packs containing gift cards and other fun giveaways. 

Looking to test your mental, physical, and creative talents?   Embark on one or more teen "challenges" to  demonstrate your stellar skills, strength, and spirit.   For every challenge you complete, you'll earn a raffle chance toward a $50 Amazon gift card in the "Reach for the Stars!" Amazon Raffle.  

Save the date for these free upcoming teen events.  Registration opens June 15.  
1.)  Jedi Training Camp (Ages 11-18) -  Thurs., July 18,  1:00-3:00 p.m.
2.)  Amazin' Gamin' Truck  (Ages 11-18)  Thurs.,  July  27, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
3.)  Blue Star Planetarium (All ages) - Wed., July 31, - 2:00, 4:00, or 6:30  p.m.  

4.)  Glowing Constellation Canvas Painting  (Ages 13 18) - Thurs., Aug. 1, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Visit our  Teen Page  or see the July newsletter for more information.   Our Summer Reading Brochure will also be available in June.  

A U niverse of Stories  is sponsored by The Friends of the Middleborough Public Library, Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Teen Summer Reading prizes have been generously donated by Chipotle, Dairy Queen, Dave's Diner, Pawtucket Red Sox, The Big E, The Game Reserve, and TreeTop Adventures.  Teen programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.  The Amazin' Gamin' Truck program is partially sponsored by Rockland Trust.

Drop-In Activities for Teens This Summer

When the weather is hot and you're looking for something to do, drop by the Library's Teen Area where you can enjoy crafting, puzzles, and tabletop games.  In addition to our summer reading activities, we are offering two new monthly summer programs:

Teen Game Night
Drop in for a fun evening of tabletop gaming on Thur., June 20 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Board game guru Greg Stevens will provide a selection of popular games that you can play with friends or other interested gamers.  
Mr. Stevens will be available to help you learn a new game or give advice if you have questions.  Play an old favorite or try something new!

For teens aged 11-18.   No registration required.  Pizza will be served while supplies last.  

Teen Game Night will also be held on Thurs., July 18 and August 1.

Greg Stevens, a resident of Middleboro, is a board game enthusiast with over 100 board games in his collection.  He teaches science at South Shore Technical High School.

This program is made possible by the support of the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

"Turn the Page" Middle School Book Club 

Calling all seventh and eighth grade students!  Join us for  a meeting of  the "Turn the Page" Middle School Book Club on Thurs.  June 27, from 6:30-8:00  p.m.  in the Library's downstairs meeting room.  The Club will be discussing their first book:  Scythe by Neal Shusterman.

The "Turn the Page" Middle School Book Club was  c reated for teens, by teens  to give teens an
opportunity to share their interests in a welcoming environment.  Escape the summer heat and make new friends while discussing some of the greatest teen novels.    

If you'd like to join a discussion and need a copy of the book, visit the L ibrary's Main Circulation Desk where extra copies of discussion books are held  for Club participants to borrow.

Monthly Meeting Schedule:

The Fellowship of the Ring  by  J. R. R. Tolkien -  July 25
S kyward  by  Brandon Sanderson - August 22

Refreshments provided.  Open to all seventh and eighth grade students.  Newcomers are always welcome!

Summer Reading Program  
for Adults Returns
"A Universe of Stories," the 2019 Adult Summer Reading Program (ASRP), kicks off on  Sat., June 15 and runs through Thurs., Aug. 29. The Library encourages adults ages 18 and up to participate in a variety of library and outer space-related challenges throughout the summer.  The more activities recorded, the more chances you have to win one of five prize packs. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the program.

As part of "A Universe of Stories," the Library will host several free programs this summer.  Mark your calendars now and visit the Library website or see our July newsletter for more information on these events:

1. Sat., July 27, 10:30 a.m.-noon -- The Amazin' Gamin' Videogame Truck visits the Library with seven screens and  tons of games.  For adults 18+ only. (A second session for teens will be offered from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.)  Sponsored by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library, with additional funding provided by Rockland Trust.

2. Wed., July 31, 2:00, 4:00, and 6:30 p.m. The Blue Star Planetarium visits the Library with its  inflatable planetarium. Sponsored by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

A Universe of Stories is sponsored by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library, Massachusetts Library System, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.   Gift cards have been generously donated for the ASRP by the Boston Tavern, the Cabin, Charred Oak Tavern, Fisher's Pub, the Main Ingredient, and Persy's Place.  

This Month's Marvelous (New!) Museum Passes

We're happy to announce three new additions to our collection of museum/organization passes: 

The  Patriots Hall of Fame (at Patriot Place in Foxboro), is an  exciting, innovative and interactive, modern museum experience for all ages that takes guests through Patriots and New England football history in 20,000 square feet of exhibit space.  This pass  admits two people for free.  Please note that it is closed on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, and during occasional private events, and the pass cannot be picked up any sooner than the day prior to the visit. 

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston offers European, Asian, and American paintings, sculpture, tapestries, and decorative arts.  Originally the home of Isabella Stewart Gardner,  the museum opened an expansive addition in 2012, designed by famed architect Renzo Piano. This pass ad mits up to four adults (18+) for a $5/per person admission fee.  Children under 18 are free. Admission applies only to museums, grounds and gardens, not special events or other ticketed programs.

Made up of 34 unique islands and peninsulas, the Boston Harbor Islands have something for everyone.   Explore a historic fort, enjoy a picnic with sweeping harbor views, or sleep in a rustic campsite beneath the stars.  The  Boston Harbor Islands  discount is a promo code, rather than a pass.  You have to visit the BHI website to purchase tickets and  type the code (ZBPL19HI38) into the "promo code" box at checkout to get the two-for-one discount. There is nothing to pick up at the Library. The code is valid only for weekday, non-holiday visits.

Please click on each organization's website for additional information.

We're grateful to the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library for providing the financial support for the Hall of Fame and Gardner Museum passes.
June is Audiobook Month and  We've Got You Covered

In celebration of audiobook month, we've added a number of the must-hear newest audiobooks. Visit midlib.org and click on Overdrive to log in and select titles.

E-books lovers  -- we've haven't forgotten you.  We've recently added a number of new, best-selling titles for adults, teens and kids, and Middleboro patrons have access to them first. So grab your nearest device and check it out!
Did You Know...

...you can access Glassdoor through the Library's website without having to set up an account or post an evaluation? Start your search  here on our job site page.

Glassdoor, whose mission is to " help people everywhere find jobs and companies they love," h olds a database of millions of  company reviews , CEO approval ratings,  salary reports interview reviews  and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more. Unlike other jobs sites, all of this information is entirely shared by those who know a company best - the employees. Add to that millions of the latest  jobs.  N o other site allows you to see which employers are hiring, what it's really like to work or interview there according to employees, and how much you could earn.

Thank You to All Our Sponsors!
A Universe of Stories is supported through the generosity of the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  Some images are copyrighted. Contact CSLP at  contact@cslpreads.org for more information.
This newsletter is brought to you thanks to the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

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