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2019 Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program returns to the Palm Beach County Library System! From Mon, Jun 03 – Fri, Jul 26, library members of all ages are invited to get lost in a universe of stories. This year we are playing bingo! Register at any Palm Beach County Library System location, Bookmobile stop, or using the online registration form to receive a bingo card and filling in your squares. Once completed, return your bingo card and receive:

  • An astronaut duck (ages 0 – 4), an LED rocket lamp (ages 5 – 11), or a PBCLS cup (ages 12 & up).
  • Two tickets to a Roger Dean Stadium baseball game.
  • 1 Chipotle® coupon.
  • And more!

All giveaways are limited quantity, available while supplies last.

Completed bingo cards also qualify you for one grand-prize drawing entry! Each Palm Beach County Library System location and the Bookmobile will be offering one of the following grand prizes:

  • Little Learners — Duplo Sets
  • Kids — a portable telescope
  • Teens and Adults — both age groups will receive a $50 Amazon gift card

Spread the joy of reading and experience all of the services the Palm Beach County Library System has to offer—register for the Summer Reading Program today!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System.

Adult Bingo Reads

First in a Series
Set in a Place You’ve Never Been
Made Into a Movie/TV Show
Non-Fiction

Teen Bingo Reads

Read a book set in another time
Made into a movie/tv series
Science Fiction book or a book about space
First in a series

Kids Bingo Reads

Read a book about space
Set in another time
Movie/TV Series
Read a funny book

Upcoming Events

E.g., 06/25/2019
E.g., 06/25/2019

NASA Lander Touchdown Challenge

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jun 25, 3:00 pm

Design and build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two "astronauts" when they land. Presented by PBC 4-H. Ages 7-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Design and build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two "astronauts" when they land. Presented by PBC 4-H. Ages 7-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

06/25

Rocket Powered Science

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jun 25, 3:00 pm

Experiment with a few different chemical reactions to see if you can create enough propulsion to make your project go! Ages 7 & up. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Experiment with a few different chemical reactions to see if you can create enough propulsion to make your project go! Ages 7 & up. (90 min.) 

06/25

Galaxy in a Jar

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 12:30 pm

Create your own galaxy in a jar. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Create your own galaxy in a jar. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) 

06/26

Mars Lander Touchdown Challenge by 4-H

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 2:00 pm

Join 4-H for this fun chance to work in groups designing and building a shock-absorbing system that will protect two astronauts for a simulated landing on Mars! Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Join 4-H for this fun chance to work in groups designing and building a shock-absorbing system that will protect two astronauts for a simulated landing on Mars! Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) 

06/26

STEAM: Alien Art

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 3:30 pm

Create your own cyanotype alien x-rays. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Create your own cyanotype alien x-rays. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

06/26

Movie Night

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 6:30 pm

"Spaceballs." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (96 min.) PG

About this Series

"Spaceballs." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (96 min.) PG

06/26

NASA Lander Touchdown Challenge

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 10:30 am

Design and build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two "astronauts" when they land. Presented by PBC 4-H. Ages 7-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Design and build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two "astronauts" when they land. Presented by PBC 4-H. Ages 7-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

06/27

Crafternoon: Celestial Windchimes

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 2:00 pm

Reach for the sun, moon and stars as you paint and put together this stellar craft. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Reach for the sun, moon and stars as you paint and put together this stellar craft. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

06/27

Galaxy Glass Painting

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 2:00 pm

Ever wanted to travel to a galaxy far far away? Indulge your fantasy and create your vision of the galaxies beyond ours with our Galaxy Glass Painting Class. Ages 16 & up. Limit 15. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Ever wanted to travel to a galaxy far far away? Indulge your fantasy and create your vision of the galaxies beyond ours with our Galaxy Glass Painting Class. Ages 16 & up. Limit 15. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

06/27

Thursday Movie Matinee: Space Exploration

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 2:00 pm
"Apollo 13." ©Universal Pictures. (140 min.)  PG 

Popcorn provided. 

About this Series

Popcorn provided. 

06/06"2001: A Space Odyssey." ©Warner Bros. (139 min.)  G 
06/13"Gravity." ©Warner Bros. (91 min.)  PG-13 
06/20"First Man." ©Universal Pictures. (141 min.)  PG-13 
06/27"Apollo 13." ©Universal Pictures. (140 min.)  PG 

Fizzy Planet Bath Bomb

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 3:00 pm

Become one with your cosmic self by making a galaxy-themed bath bomb. All supplies provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Become one with your cosmic self by making a galaxy-themed bath bomb. All supplies provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

06/27

Report From Mars

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jun 28, 10:00 am

Come write and act out skits about the weather at a fictitious settlement on Mars with the help of the CreationStation green screen and video camera. Ages 8 & up. Limit 10. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Fri, Jun 28, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Come write and act out skits about the weather at a fictitious settlement on Mars with the help of the CreationStation green screen and video camera. Ages 8 & up. Limit 10. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

06/28
06/28

Report From Mars

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jun 28, 2:00 pm

Come write and act out skits about the weather at a fictitious settlement on Mars with the help of the CreationStation green screen and video camera. Ages 8 & up. Limit 10. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Fri, Jun 28, 10:00 am
About this Series

Come write and act out skits about the weather at a fictitious settlement on Mars with the help of the CreationStation green screen and video camera. Ages 8 & up. Limit 10. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

06/28
06/28

Galaxy Crafts

Main Library
Mon, Jul 01, 2:00 pm

Blast off with an event for the whole family to enjoy! Join in on the fun with these crafts that are out of this world!  All ages. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Jul 15, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Blast off with an event for the whole family to enjoy! Join in on the fun with these crafts that are out of this world!  All ages. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

07/01
07/15

NASA Live: Start Your Week in Space

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jul 01, 2:00 pm

Get introduced to NASA's Commercial Crew program in this online science presentation and stay for an "eggstronaut" parachute challenge. Ages 7-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Get introduced to NASA's Commercial Crew program in this online science presentation and stay for an "eggstronaut" parachute challenge. Ages 7-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

07/01

Blast Off!

West Boca Branch
Tue, Jul 02, 3:00 pm

Listen to space stories and paint a space-themed sun catcher. Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Listen to space stories and paint a space-themed sun catcher. Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

07/02

Out of This World Karaoke!

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 03, 2:00 pm

Space-themed songs such as "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and "Part of Your World." Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Space-themed songs such as "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and "Part of Your World." Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

07/03

CYO Fuzzy Space Magnet

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Jul 05, 11:00 am

Express yourself in a big way. Color your own astronaut, shooting star, rocket or planet magnet. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Express yourself in a big way. Color your own astronaut, shooting star, rocket or planet magnet. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

07/05

Gravity Painting

Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 05, 2:00 pm

Get inspired by outer space and use tempera paint, glue and foam tiles to create abstract galaxy art.  Ages 8-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Get inspired by outer space and use tempera paint, glue and foam tiles to create abstract galaxy art.  Ages 8-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

07/05

Popcorn & a Movie

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Jul 05, 2:00 pm
"Space Jam." ©Warner Bros. (87 min.)  PG 

All ages. Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

All ages. Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

07/05"Space Jam." ©Warner Bros. (87 min.)  PG 
07/26"Space Buddies." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (84 min.)  G