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Summer Reading Games

Check out the 2015 Summer Reading Games for ages 0-10. If you are 11-17 years old check out our Teen Summer Reading Games!

Summer Camps & Day Cares: If you plan to attend any library programs or visit the library, please contact your local branch well in advance to make sure we are prepared to accommodate additional children. Thank you!

Summer Reading Games @ YOUR Library

Register for our 2015 Summer Reading Games, "Every Hero Has A Story" @ your local Massanutten Regional Library branch starting Monday, June 1. Lots of great prizes and free special events. Don't miss out!

When a child (0-17) registers for the Summer Reading Games, he or she will receive a Free Friday Wristband. The wristband is your child’s free pass to all Free Friday venues. Each child will receive ONE free wristband and they MUST register for the Summer Reading Games to receive it. Replacement wristbands may be purchased for $2 at any branch.

Read all summer long!

Every 2 Hours of Reading Time = Hero Prize
10 Hours of Reading Time = Superhero Prize Pack
Each Additional Hour of Reading = Prize Drawing Ticket

Thank You!

A HUGE thank you to our awesome Summer Reading Games sponsors! Check out the list of local businesses who have made this year's program possible!

Super Pool Pass Week

When you sign up for the Summer Reading Games you will receive a Super Pool Pass! This pass is good for one free child’s admission with a paying adult at your choice of either Ashby Pool, Broadway Community Pool, Grand Caverns Pool, Timberville Pool, or Westover Pool during the week of June 7-13. Check here for pool hours and locations. All pool rules apply.

Free Fridays @ Area Attractions

Check out the Free Friday events. Be sure to register for the Summer Reading Games to get your Free Friday Wristband - your ticket to SUPER things!
(Library cards will NOT grant access to events)

@ YOUR Library

This special IMAX style theater will be visit Village Library & Main Library thanks to a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the Walmart Distribution Center. Find out the details.

Fancy Nancy: The Musical @ YOUR Library

Get your fancy on with this fun production by Roanoke Children's Theatre at your library July 1 or 2!


Stories from Aunt Nelly's Mountain Home @ YOUR Library

Find out about this wonderful production by Mountain Marionettes at your library between July 23 & 25!

Family Flicks @ Main Library

Join us for a family friendly movie in the Community Youth Center in the Youth Services Department!
Monday, June 8 @ 2 PM: Disney Pixar's Toy Story (1995, G)
Tuesday, June 16 @ 6 PM: Disney's Big Hero 6 (2014, PG)
Monday, June 22 @ 2 PM: Universal Pictures' Despicable Me 2 (2013, PG)
Tuesday, June 30 @ 6 PM: Disney's Tinker Bell & the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014, G)
Monday, July 6 @ 2 PM: Disney Pixar's Monsters University (2013, G)
Tuesday, July 14 @ 6 PM: Disney's Super Buddies (2013, G)
Monday, July 20 @ 2 PM: Miramax's Spy Kids (2001, PG)
Tuesday, July 28 @ 6 PM: Warner Bros.' The Goonies (1985, PG)

Summer STEM: Heroes of Design @ North River Library

Saturday, June 6
Saturday July 11

Drop in between 10:30 AM and 12 noon to celebrate a well known hero who has created designs that better lifestyles for humankind and complete a creative design challenge of your own!

Mission Rescue: Dogs in Need of Forever Homes @ North River Library

Come to North River Library Thursday, June 11 @ 2 PM to hear from Laura Burchfield, a local teen whose family has made it their mission to rescue stray dogs and foster them until they find a forever home.

Everyday Heroes @ Main Library

Kids Like You! Saturday, June 6 @ 1 PM - stories from local kids who we think are real heroes!
Harrisonburg Police Deparment, Satruday, June 13 @ 1 PM - Police vehicle display including a cruiser, the DARE Mustang, a motorcycle, a bicycle and possibly a command post truck! Plus more fun activities inside.
Fire Department, Saturday July 11 @ 1 PM - A fire truck to check out as well as other interaction with real-life firefighters!

Job of a Firefighter @ North River Library

Local firefighters will share their stories of why they decided on their job, how they became firefighters and what it takes to continue in their job on Thursday, June 18 @ 2 PM.

Read to the Rhythm with the Handley Puppeteers @ Village Library

Stop by the Village Library Thursday, July 16 @ 2 PM and welcome the teen puppeteer troupe from Handley Library! They will present a puppet show set to music with zany antics and designed to promote reading.

Read with... @ YOUR Library

...Andy the Armadillo @ Main: Thursday, June 11 @ 11 AM
...the Chick-fil-A Cow @ Grottoes: Wednesday, June 17 @ 1 PM
...the Turks @ North River: Thursday, June 18 @ 11 AM
...the Chick-fil-A Cow @ Elkton: Monday, June 22 @ 1 PM
...the Chick-fil-A Cow @ Village: Thursday, June 25 @ 10:30 AM
...the Turks @ Main: Thursday, June 25 @ 11 AM
...Police Officer John @ Main: Thursday, July 9 @ 11 AM
...the Chick-fil-A Cow @ North River: Thursday, July 9 @ 11 AM
...the Chick-fil-A Cow @ Main: Thursday, July 16 @ 11 AM
...a Firefighter @ Main: Thursday, July 23 @ 11 AM

Storytimes @ YOUR Library

Check out a list of weekly storytimes at all of our branches here.

Hero Construction @ YOUR Library

Kids in grades K-5, dig into crafty conundrums and tunnel through intriguing books @ YOUR Library’s Hero Construction craft time June 8-July 31.

Page: Mondays @ 10 AM
(beginning June 15)
Shenandoah: Tuesdays @ 11 AM (beginning June 16)
North River: Tuesdays @ 2 PM
Village: Tuesdays @ 2 PM
Elkton: Wednesdays @ 4:30 PM
Grottoes: 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 4 PM
Main: Thursdays @ 2 PM

Lego Club @ YOUR Library

Let your imagination go WILD! Create and build with Legos. Bigger blocks for smaller hands also available.

Elkton: Mondays @ 4:30 PM
North River: 2nd Tuesdays @ 4 PM
Page: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 3:30 PM
Main: 2nd Thursdays @ 4 PM
Grottoes: 2nd & 4th Thursdays @ 4 PM
Shenandoah: 3rd Thursdays @ 5 PM
Village: Thursdays @ 2 PM

Dogs 2 Read 2 @ YOUR Library

Grab a book, get comfy & read to your library’s very own registered therapy dog. All reading levels are encouraged.

North River: 4th Tuesdays @ 4 PM
Main: Thursdays @ 2:30 PM

Summer Reading Games Trophy

Read, read, read and help your Harrisonburg City Elementary School win the Summer Reading Games Trophy! Find out more information.

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