Howard County Library System
Summer Reading Kickoff 2014: Saturday, May 31, 10 am to 2 pm
Read and win prizes when you join a Howard County Library System (HCLS) summer reading club.  REGISTER

WEE SCIENCE : birth to age 5

FIZZ! BOOM! READ! : grades K-5
SPARK A REACTION! : grades 6+

Summer Reading Kickoff

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 10 am - 2 pm, HCLS Miller Branch
Face painting and crafts for kids.  Wii games and scavenger hunt for teens; and instant prize drawings for adults.
Free Kona Ice for first 1,000 people.

Schedule of Events
  • 9:45 Mount Hebron High School Pep Band (weather permitting)
  • 10:00 CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: Bubble Science
  • Join a chemist for demonstrations and hands-on activities.  Every 20 minutes, beginning at 10 am.  All Ages (ages 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult).  Tickets available at children's desk.

  • 10:30 ERIC ENERGY - Cool Science
  • Using dry ice and air, see vortex fog rings and bubbling potions.  Families: 60 minutes

  • 11:30 Mount Hebron High School Pep Band (weather permitting)
  • 12:15 ERIC ENERGY - The Slime Show
  • With a focus on atoms, molecules, and polymers, watch long-chained molecules form, styrofoam melt, and slime made. Ages 4 and up; 60 minutes

Additional refreshments available for purchase from local food trucks:

Sponsored by The Friends of Howard County Library System
Summer Reading Club