Summer Reading
from the Baltimore County Public Library.

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, June 03, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Learn about airbrush tattoos and get your own realistic, nontoxic airbrush tattoo that can last up to a week or more. While supplies last.
Library
Parkville-Carney Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 03, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Turtle Dance Music presents this fun program designed to engage with children through songs, comedy, robots, technology and more! Kids can play instruments, try out interactive music technology and dance along through the whole show.
Location
Children's Area
Library
Parkville-Carney Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Baltimore County Public Library kicks off this year's Summer @ Your Library with a fun, free and family-oriented festival on Saturday, June 10 at the Owings Mills Branch Library. The kickoff runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features music, entertainment and books courtesy of the Baltimore Ravens Bookmobile.

The kickoff is held both inside and outside of BCPL's Owings Mills Branch, which is located at 10302 Grand Central Avenue in Metro Centre Owings Mills. The Milkshake Duo, featuring Lisa Mathews and Mikel Gehl, performs on the outdoor stage along with Baby Beats with Max & Root. Also featured, balloon art, face painting and hula hooping/juggling with Baltimore Hoop Love. The Baltimore Ravens Bookmobile, operated by the Maryland Book Bank, is onsite with Poe and each Bookmobile visitor leaves with a free book. In addition to the entertainment, attendees can sign up for BCPL's summer reading challenge and see firsthand the variety of programs and resources the library offers.

Summer @ Your Library (formerly Summer Reading Club) is a free program that encourages children and teens to read over their school break in order to prevent the "summer slide." The program focuses on keeping students' minds active and engaged during their summer break, with incentives for reading and a wide array of programs focusing on science, technology, arts and math (STEAM), making and more.

This year's Summer @ Your Library kickoff sponsors include Rosedale Federal Savings & Loan Association, Maryland 529, Baltimore Ravens, Maryland Book Bank, Metro Centre at Owings Mills, WBAL-TV and Baltimore's Child magazine.
Library
Owings Mills Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
A hands-on animal adventure that travels the globe.
Location
* North Point Meeting Room
Library
North Point Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Enjoy an evening of live jazz with a patriotic theme, featuring the local musicians of The Carl Grubbs Ensemble.
Location
* Rosedale Meeting Room
Library
Rosedale Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
A hands-on animal adventure that travels the globe.
Location
* Reisterstown Meeting Room
Library
Reisterstown Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Minecraft can be fun whether you're 9 or 49! Explore, create, and battle with other Minecraft enthusiasts at an evening of positively square fun. No Minecraft account needed. All equipment provided. Registration required.
Location
Public Computers
Library
Rosedale Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Enjoy an afternoon of live jazz, featuring the local musicians of The Carl Grubbs Ensemble. Listen to the music of the jazz masters as well as original compositions.
Library
Sollers Point Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Magician Mike Rose performs impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy featuring construction, building and architecture.
Location
Owings Mills Combined Rooms B and C
Library
Owings Mills Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
A hands-on animal adventure that travels the globe.
Location
Hereford Combined Rooms A and B
Library
Hereford Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Discover new and old engineering marvels and explore new technologies.
Location
* Cockeysville Meeting Room
Library
Cockeysville Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Magician Mike Rose performs impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy featuring construction, building and architecture.
Location
* Pikesville Meeting Room
Library
Pikesville Branch

Title
Date
Monday, June 19, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Celebrate the beginning of Summer @ Your Library. Build with LEGO blocks or drop in and make your own STEM craft.
Location
* Rosedale Meeting Room
Library
Rosedale Branch

Title
Date
Monday, June 19, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Bring your family for a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to celebrate the beginning of Summer @ Your Library! Play with hula hoops, try your hand at drawing some of the biggest buildings in the world using chalk or have fun with bubbles.
Location
* Rosedale Meeting Room
Library
Rosedale Branch

Title
Date
Monday, June 19, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Sign up for Summer @ Your Library (formerly Summer Reading Club)! A space for families to read and have fun together, while keeping their minds active and engaged. Join us for games, face painting, crafts, a scavenger hunt, prizes and more! Plus, a special selfie station to capture fun snapshots - don't miss it!
Location
* Rosedale Meeting Room
Library
Rosedale Branch

Title
Date
Monday, June 19, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Magician Mike Rose performs impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy featuring construction, building and architecture.
Location
* Arbutus Meeting Room
Library
Arbutus Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Minecraft can be fun whether you're 9 or 49! Explore, create, and battle with other Minecraft enthusiasts at an evening of positively square fun. No Minecraft account needed. All equipment provided. Registration required.
Location
* Rosedale Meeting Room
Library
Rosedale Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Discuss your favorite anime and manga, learn about the new anime and manga titles in our collection and watch some great classic anime films.
Location
* Woodlawn Meeting Room
Library
Woodlawn Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Magician Mike Rose performs impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy featuring construction, building and architecture.
Location
Lansdowne Meeting Room
Library
Lansdowne Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discover new and old engineering marvels and explore new technologies.
Location
* White Marsh Meeting Room
Library
White Marsh Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Magician Mike Rose performs impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy featuring construction, building and architecture. Limited seating. Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry Hall Library.
Location
* Perry Hall Meeting Room
Library
Perry Hall Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
A hands-on animal adventure that travels the globe.
Location
* Essex Meeting Room
Library
Essex Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Discover new and old engineering marvels and explore new technologies.
Location
* Catonsville Meeting Room
Library
Catonsville Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join Sneaks for life-size board games, crafts, LEGOs and more!
Location
* Loch Raven Meeting Room
Library
Loch Raven Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Library, store, hospital and more! There are so many places to see in our neighborhood. Kathy MacMillan shares stories, songs, rhymes and American Sign Language fun.
Location
* Towson Meeting Room
Library
Towson Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Young adult author Kathy MacMillan discusses her book Sword and Verse. A short Q&A session and book signings to follow.
Location
Public Service Area
Library
Towson Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
A hands-on animal adventure that travels the globe.
Location
* Towson Meeting Room
Library
Towson Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Get up and get moving! Learn that physical fitness can be fun and easy. Presented by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan.
Location
* Essex Meeting Room
Library
Essex Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 01, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
A hands-on animal adventure that travels the globe.
Location
* Cockeysville Meeting Room
Library
Cockeysville Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 01, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Discover the engineering marvels, new and old, that make our world amazing and explore new technologies that make it even stronger. Ride on a futuristic hover board and learn about renewable technologies with Mr. Bond, the Science Guy!
Location
* Randallstown Meeting Room
Library
Randallstown Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, July 02, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Mary Ann Jung re-enacts the astonishing woman who commanded an entire fleet of ships and faced down Queen Elizabeth I of England in this interactive sail through history.
Location
Children's Area
Library
Parkville-Carney Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Discover the engineering marvels, new and old, that make our world amazing and explore new technologies that make it even stronger. Ride on a futuristic hover board and learn about renewable technologies with Mr. Bond, the Science Guy.
Location
* Arbutus Meeting Room
Library
Arbutus Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Minecraft can be fun whether you're 9 or 49! Explore, create, and battle with other Minecraft enthusiasts at an evening of positively square fun. No Minecraft account needed. All equipment provided. Registration required.
Location
Public Computers
Library
Rosedale Branch

Title
Date
Friday, July 07, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Build forts in the library branch after hours and read some of your favorite stories together. Registration required and begins June 7. Sponsored by the Friends of the Catonsville Library.
Library
Catonsville Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
A hands-on animal adventure that travels the globe.
Location
* Woodlawn Meeting Room
Library
Woodlawn Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
A hands-on animal adventure that travels the globe.
Location
Owings Mills Combined Rooms B and C
Library
Owings Mills Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Discover the engineering marvels, new and old, that make our world amazing and explore new technologies that make it even stronger. Ride on a futuristic hover board and learn about renewable technologies with Mr. Bond, the Science Guy!
Location
* Rosedale Meeting Room
Library
Rosedale Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn about our environment and the effects that humans can have on our surroundings. Help build a better world by transforming "trash" into useable crafts! Registration required. Children under 8 with adult.
Location
Children's Area
Library
Sollers Point Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, July 09, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Build and learn about different types of ships that are related to different environmental topics that affect our world as well as the diversity of scientists, inventors and engineers that have helped build a better world. Each participant takes home their very own LEGO ship! Registration required. Children under 8 with adult.
Location
* Rosedale Meeting Room
Library
Rosedale Branch

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn about our environment and the effects that humans can have on our surroundings. Help build a better world by transforming "trash" into useable crafts! Registration required. Children under 8 with adult.
Location
* Randallstown Meeting Room
Library
Randallstown Branch

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
A hands-on animal adventure that travels the globe.
Location
Lansdowne Meeting Room
Library
Lansdowne Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
A hands-on animal adventure that travels the globe.
Location
* Loch Raven Meeting Room
Library
Loch Raven Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
Can we build it? Yes we can! Grab your tool belt and hardhat as we celebrate Bob, Wendy, Leo and their team of machines at a family-friendly Bob the Builder party with stories, songs and a craft. Dress-up encouraged.
Location
Children's Area
Library
Parkville-Carney Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Discover the engineering marvels, new and old, that make our world amazing and explore new technologies that make it even stronger. Ride on a futuristic hover board and learn about renewable technologies with Mr. Bond, the Science Guy! LIMITED SEATING.
Location
* Perry Hall Meeting Room
Library
Perry Hall Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Magician Mike Rose performs impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy featuring construction, building and architecture!
Location
Hereford Combined Rooms A and B
Library
Hereford Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Discover the engineering marvels, new and old, that make our world amazing and explore new technologies that make it even stronger. Ride on a futuristic hover board and learn about renewable technologies with Mr. Bond, the Science Guy!
Location
* Towson Meeting Room
Library
Towson Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
A hands-on animal adventure that travels the globe.
Location
* Rosedale Meeting Room
Library
Rosedale Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Build with LEGO blocks! All supplies provided.
Location
* Rosedale Meeting Room
Library
Rosedale Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Discover the engineering marvels, new and old, that make our world amazing and explore new technologies that make it even stronger. Ride on a futuristic hover board and learn about renewable technologies with Mr. Bond, the Science Guy!
Location
* Pikesville Meeting Room
Library
Pikesville Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Magician Mike Rose performs impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy featuring construction, building and architecture!
Location
* Loch Raven Meeting Room
Library
Loch Raven Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
A hands-on animal adventure that travels the globe.
Library
Sollers Point Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Discover the engineering marvels, new and old, that make our world amazing and explore new technologies that make it even stronger. Ride on a futuristic hover board and learn about renewable technologies with Mr. Bond, the Science Guy!
Library
Sollers Point Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Minecraft can be fun whether you're 9 or 49! Explore, create, and battle with other Minecraft enthusiasts at an evening of positively square fun. No Minecraft account needed. All equipment provided. Registration required.
Location
Public Computers
Library
Rosedale Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Magician Mike Rose performs impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy featuring construction, building and architecture!
Location
* White Marsh Meeting Room
Library
White Marsh Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Discover the engineering marvels, new and old, that make our world amazing and explore new technologies that make it even stronger. Ride on a futuristic hover board and learn about renewable technologies with Mr. Bond, the Science Guy!
Location
* Woodlawn Meeting Room
Library
Woodlawn Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
A hands-on animal adventure that travels the globe.
Location
* Catonsville Meeting Room
Library
Catonsville Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Minecraft can be fun whether you're 9 or 49! Explore, create, and battle with other Minecraft enthusiasts at an evening of positively square fun. No Minecraft account needed. All equipment provided. Registration required.
Location
* Rosedale Meeting Room
Library
Rosedale Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Magician Mike Rose performs impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy featuring construction, building and architecture!
Location
* Cockeysville Meeting Room
Library
Cockeysville Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Discover the engineering marvels, new and old, that make our world amazing and explore new technologies that make it even stronger. Ride on a futuristic hover board and learn about renewable technologies with Mr. Bond, the Science Guy!
Location
* North Point Meeting Room
Library
North Point Branch

Title
Date
Monday, July 31, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn about our environment and the effects that humans can have on our surroundings. Help build a better world by transforming "trash" into useable crafts! Space is limited. Tickets available 30 minutes before program on the third floor. For ages 6 to 17 - children under 8 with adult.
Location
Owings Mills Combined Rooms B and C
Library
Owings Mills Branch

Important Messages

Join Us For Summer Reading Fun!


The "Middle and High School" summer reading program is for students in grade 6 through grade 12. Want to sign up? It's easy. Here's how...

STEP ONE: Sign up on this page anytime between May 8 and August 20.


STEP TWO: Beginning on June 14, stop by any BCPL branch and pick up your game board and start the fun.


STEP THREE: Complete the activities on your game board for prizes and awards.


STEP FOUR: Keep up the fun through September 3. Names of participating kids will be shared with your schools.


Learn more on BCPL's Summer Reading website.