June means it's Summer Reading Kickoff Time 
at the Middleborough Public Library!
Library Lines                June  2018
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading is Here!

We're drumming up excitement for Summer Reading Programs this year (literally) by throwing a drum and dance party on the lawn of the Middleborough Historical Museum, 18 Jackson St., behind the police station and near Pierce Playground.  We're inviting patrons of all ages to join us at 1:00 p.m. on Sat., June 16 for a participatory concert featuring Cape Cod African Dance & Drum. (The event will be held, rain or shine, as it will be tented.)
Then, at 2:00 p.m., we hope you'll find your way to the Library after the concert to have a celebratory ice cream sundae and sign up for Summer Reading.  Any child, teen, or adult who registers on kickoff day will be  automatically entered in a raffle to win one of six $10 Dunkin' Donuts gift cards.
The Summer Reading Program Kickoff event is supported through the generosity of the Wilfred M. Silvia Trust, the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library, and Dunkin' Donuts of Middleborough.
As always, there will be Summer Reading Programs for all ages, 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 "Libraries Rock!" opens Sat., June 16, and programs run through Thurs., August 30, 2018. 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 ( www.midlib.org).  Be sure to also check out our Facebook page, or the Middleboro Gazette for more information.
Children's Summer Program Details

Starting Sat., June 16, 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 like a ukulele, drum mat, books, movie tickets and more.  Try out the challenges, extra incentive sheets, and puzzle sheets for even more chances to win.  Check the Library's website at www.midlib.org for a detailed list of events.

June Programs: 
  • Mon., June 11, 2:00-5:00 p.m. -- Stop by the Library to wish therapy dog, Vi, a very happy birthday!  Enjoy games, cake, and crafts.  You are invited to bring along pet food, toys, and blankets to be collected for a local shelter in honor of the birthday pooch.
  • Wed., June 13, 10:30 a.m.  -- The Oak Point Garden Club will be helping the Library plant a Children's Garden in the new outdoor space.  No registration required.
  • Wed., June 20, 10:30 a.m. -- Kids ages 3-6 can become a geologist for the day at Soule Homestead!  No registration required.  This program takes place at Soule Homestead, 46 Soule St.  
Save the date!  The Unlikely Strummers, a ukulele group, will play family friendly and popular music on Mon., July 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Toe Jam Puppet Band 

This family friendly band is back again for its yearly summer visit to "rock" Middleborough's Town Hall lawn on Tues., June 26 at 6:30 p.m.  In the event of inclement weather, head indoors to the Town Hall auditorium.  No registration is required for this groovin' event.

Tune in to  the Teen Summer Reading Challenge!

Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to sign up online or at the Library for the 2018 Teen Summer Reading program starting Sat., June 16.

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. 30 and earn reading prizes like food coupons, free books, and earbuds.  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. 

Looking to test your mental, physical, and creative talents?  Reading participants can also take on one of the many teen "challenges" we've created to reflect this year's theme--"Libraries  Rock!"  Try one or do them all.  For every challenge you complete, you'll earn a raffle chance toward a $50 Amazon gift card in the "You Rock!" Amazon Raffle.  

Save the date for these free upcoming teen events:  
  • Ukulele Workshop (Ages 11-18) - Tue., July 17, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Drumming Workshop (Ages 11-18) - Thu., July 19, 4:00 p.m.
  • Stained Glass Mosaic Trivet Workshop (Ages 11-18) - Thu., July 26,   3:30 p.m.
  • Lip-Sync Showcase - Tue., July 31 @ 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Visit our website or see the July newsletter for more information.  Our Summer Reading Brochure will also be available in June.  

Teen Summer Reading prizes have been generously donated by Chipotle, Dairy Queen, Dave's Diner, Pawtucket Red Sox,  The Big E, and TreeTop Adventures. 

Summer Reading Program for
Adults Returns
"Libraries Rock!," the 2018 Adult Summer Reading Program (ASRP), kicks off on  Sat., June 16 and runs through Thurs., Aug. 30. The Library encourages adults ages 18 and up to participate in a variety of library and music-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 "Libraries Rock!," the Library will host five 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. Tues., July 10, 6:30 p.m. "Twangtown Paramours" concert. 

2. Tues., July 17, 6:00 p.m. "Ukulele Day at the Library/adult workshop."

3. Thurs., July 19, 5:30 p.m. "Drumming Workshop" presented by Cape Cod African Dance and Drum. 

4. Thurs., July 26, 6:00 p.m. "Mosaic Tile Mirror Workshop."

5. Wed., Aug. 15, 6:00 p.m. "Knock on Wood" concert.

ASRP gift cards generously donated by Charred Oak Tavern, Fisher's Pub, the Main Ingredient, and Persy's Place. 

Baby Kneads Programs at
Your Library This Month

Sheryl White from Baby Kneads brings two exciting programs for moms and kids to the Library this month.

Thur., June 7, 11:00 a. m. to 12:00 p.m.:   "Mindfulness for Mothers."  Find out how to incorporate mindfulness into your own life as well as how to raise a mindful child. During the class we'll do mindfulness exercises to relax, refresh, and renew.  For moms with pre-crawling babies. Registration required.

Thur. June 14, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. -- "Baby Massage."   Infant massage helps with bonding and soothing, and also is good for baby's brain development. You'll learn a variety of massage techniques for pre-crawling infants. Registration required.

To register, call 508/946-2470, email ameyer@sailsinc.org, or stop by the Library.
Welcome Reception for  
New Library Director

The Trustees of the Middleborough Public Library cordially invite you to a reception to welcome Randy Robertshaw as the new Library Director.  Please stop by the Library on Fri., June 8, between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. to say hello and meet Randy.

This Month's Marvelous (New!) Museum Pass

We're happy to announce a new addition to our family of museum passes -- the Springfield Museums pass.

Located in the heart of downtown Springfield,  the Springfield Museums offer access to five world-class museums, including the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, all under a single admission.  It also covers the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Springfield Science Museum, the Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, and the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. 

Each pass allows free admission for four people.   Please remember you may pick up your pass any time during the three days before your visit, and return it by closing time the day following your visit.  

We're grateful to the Board of Trustees of the Middleborough Library for providing the financial support for this new pass. 
June is Audio Book Month and
We've Got You Covered

In celebration of audio book month, we've added a number of the must-hear newest audio books. 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 large 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 now access Glassdoor through the Library's website without having to set up an account or post an evaluation?

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.
Middleboro Gazette
Now Indexed through 1977

As promised, we've recently added more years to our Gazette newspaper index, and are now offering issues through 1977. Simply visit our website at www.midlib.org, click on the "Local History" tab, select "Middleboro Gazette Index," and scroll down until you see the listing of all the newspapers we have indexed. You can search online yourself then come in and read your chosen articles on our microfilm readers or have the reference librarian copy and email them to you for a small charge.
Thank You to All Our Sponsors!
Libraries Rock!  is supported through the generosity of the Wilfred M. Silvia Trust, 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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