Summer reading campaign returns with ‘Libraries Rock!’ theme

BY Christopher Lang, Correspondent, @topherlang2 | MonroeNow | Jun 25, 2018

MONROE – The Township library begins its summer reading challenge “Libraries Rock,” on Monday at 11 a.m. with a petting zoo presented by Happy Trails.

“Libraries Rock,” is a statewide library initiative to encourage reading among children who are off from school during summer break. Each summer a new theme is selected to encourage learning in various ways.

Monroe’s program is open to children from birth to grade 6. Registration is currently open. To help encourage reading throughout the summer, when a participants reach certain milestones they receive a prize such as coupons for a free doughnut, free kids’ meal at Chipotle and books.

Cranbury begins its program on June 27 with a program called Dinosaurs Rock. The Cranbury School cafeteria will be transformed into a mini-museum with fossils and other prehistoric items on display. The program is limited to 70 children participants.

During the weekend, Old Bridge kicked-off its “Libraries Rock!” with songs for families by guitarist Mr. Jon, games and magic bubbles. It is also offering a “Libraries Rock!” program for adults.

To find out more about “Libraries Rock!” programs and participation, contact your local library.