June 16th through July 27th

Fizz Boom Read

Register and Record Your Minutes
(Registration begins June 16)

For more information and specific dates and time please call May Memorial Library at (336)-229-3588, Graham Library at (336) 570-6730, or Mebane Library at (919) 563-6431.

Graham Summer Reading Flyer             May Memorial Summer Reading Flyer              Mebane Summer Reading Flyer

Ongoing Children’s Programs

Baby Fun Time

For children 0 to 23 months and their caregivers.

Time for Twos or Toddler Time

Children are introduced to a variety of book related experiences including stories, songs and movement activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult during the program.

 Preschool Storytime

Storytime offers your 3-5 year old a variety of book related experiences featuring stories, songs, fingerplays and more.  It introduces your child to group experiences, helps your child develop listening skills and fosters independent learning.

Critters and Creatures

Critters and Creatures is a natural history/zoology enthusiasts’ club for young people.  Second grade and older.

Family Fun Time

Drop in and play board games or build your own world with building blocks. Fun for the whole family!

Movin' and Groovin'

Fitness program for kids and parents of all ages. Kids and parents are invited for to “rock your way into fitness” at the library. Presented by YMCA fitness instructor, Christy Fox.


Special Events

Museum of Natural Science Program—Sssnakes!

Learn all about these slithery sensations up-close. Examine a number of living nonvenomous snakes and discover how to study snakes safely. Registration is required.

Science of Folk Toys

Join us for a fun program and learn about the science of folk toys! Make a friction climber and an oscillating woodpecker. For ages 6 and up.

Maker Day

Alamance Makers Guild is coming to May Memorial Library to help folks of all ages who want to get their hands dirty making something. This event will be free to the public, and is suitable for budding makers of all ages, interests, and abilities.

Fizz, Boom, Read

May Memorial Library
Tuesdays at 3:30 pm

June17: Rags to Riches Theater Company: The Science of Outsmarting a Witch

June 24: Get Electrified! 

July 1: Muggle Magic with Casey Nees

 July 8: Science of Energy with Casey Nees

 July 15: Fizz, Boom, Build!

 July 22: Mad Science Performance

Graham Library
Thursday at 4:00 pm

June 19: Kitchen Science - Try some wacky experiments with food found in your own kitchen.

June 26: Growing Up in the Animal World NC Museum of Natural Sciences presents a special program featuring live animals. CHOOSE FROM TWO PROGRAM TIMES, 3 p.m. or 4 p.m.

July 3: R U Curious?  It’s time to get messy! Make mistakes! Join us for hands on science experiments.

July 10: Defying Gravity –Make a CD hovercraft and find ways to defy gravity.

July 17: It’s Alive!  Mix together a few simple ingredients and watch them GROW.

July 24: Mad Science of the Piedmont  – Eye-popping science demonstrations with a Mad Scientist

Mebane Library
Wednesdays at 3:30 pm

June 18th: Rags to Riches presents: Hansel and Gretel: The Science of Tricking a Witch! @ The Mebane Arts and Community Center. Come kick off Summer Reading with HIGH-ENGERY storytelling from this acclaimed children’s theatre company!

June 25th: The Sound of Science! Join the Mebane Mad Scientists for an interactive exploration of sounds, from screechy to sublime!

July 2nd: Grossology! Explore the grossest of the gross biological facts with the Mebane Mad Scientists!

July 9th: Casey’s Laugh and Learn presents- The Science of Energy! @ The Mebane Arts and Community Center: Join us for this electrifying program! Sparks will fly!

July 16th: The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences presents- Reptiles and Amphibians!
Learn all about these two fascinating animal groups! Many living examples will be on hand for you to meet!

July 23rd: Use the Force! Join the Mebane Mad Scientists for a scientific journey into the world of physics!

North Park Mondays at 3:30 pm

Join us for a terrific program designed to get children excited about reading.  For Ages 3 to 12.

NP Summer reading

Grand Finale

The Grand Finale to Summer Reading Program will take place at Mayco Bigelow Community  Center on Sunday, July 27th from 2-5. Stop by to meet CWF wrestlers and see them in action in the ring. There will also be an appearance by the Gymnastics Center Tumble Bus!

 Reading Incentive

Below is a breakdown on how reading can help you win free things this summer. Make sure to keep track of your minutes!

 Level 1—60 minutes

Marble Popper and Texas Roadhouse Kids Meal Coupon

Level 2—120 minutes

Sticky Germ Slapper and Captain D’s Kids Meal Coupon

Level 3—180 minutes

Glider and Biscuitville Coupon

Level 4—240 minutes

FREE BOOK and Smitty’s Ice Cream Coupon

Level 5—World Champion of Summer Reading!

The reader with the most minutes will join wrestlers in the ring and receive a championship belt with his or her name on it. This will take place at the GRAND FINALE at Mayco Bigelow Community Center on Sunday, July 27th from 2-5.

Prizes are limited in number and are available on a first come, first serve basis.


summer reading sponsors