The Lebanon Community Libraries’ (LCLIBs) 2021 Summer Learning Program, Tails and Tales, began June 7 and will continue through August.

The animal-themed program incentivizes reading and learning in kids, both through rewards for reading and free events at each Lebanon Community Library location.

Kids participating in the program receive a free book for every 120 minutes of logged reading combined with completing two listed activities. Possible activities include attending an online library program, listening to an e-book, or making up a story with three animals. Children or their guardians can sign up for this program online or print reading logs to bring to the library.

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Here is the event calendar for every LCLIBs location: Annville Free Library, Lebanon Community Library, Matthews Public Library, Myerstown Community Library, Palmyra Public Library and Richland Community Library (click links to jump to each section). Unless otherwise specified, each event takes place at the library.

Annville Free Library

216 E. Main St., Annville, (717) 867-1802, https://annville.lclibs.org

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  • Mon., June 14 at 2 p.m.: Jesse Rothacker, Forgotten Friends Reptiles: Live Reptile Show (passed)
  • Mon., June 21 at 2 p.m.: Talewise (formerly Sciencetellers): “Unicorns: Escape From the Zoo” (pre-recorded)
  • Mon., June 28 at 2 p.m.: Randi Shine: Family Magic Show
  • Mon., July 12 at 2 p.m.: Jeff Boyer: “Big Bubble Bonanza!”
  • Mon., July 19 at 2 p.m.: Center for Aquatic Sciences: Live Marine Animals Show
  • Mon., July 26 at 2 p.m.: Silly Joe Sings Super Silly Songs!
  • Mon., Aug. 2 at 2 p.m.: The Amazing Magi, Michael Reist: “Fan-Tails-Tic Tales” Magic Show

Lebanon Community Library

125 N. 7th St., Lebanon, (717) 273-7624, https://lebanon.lclibs.com

  • Tues., June 22 at 11 a.m.: Jesse Rothacker, Forgotten Friends Reptiles: “Reptile Explorers”
  • Tues., June 29 at 11 a.m.: The Amazing Magi, Michael Reist: “Fan-Tails-Tic Tales” Magic Show
  • Tues., July 13 at 11 a.m.: Jeff Boyer: “Big Bubble Bonanza!”
  • Mon., July 19 at 4 p.m.: Center for Aquatic Sciences: Live Marine Animals Show
  • Tues., July 20 at 11 a.m.: Lancaster County Parks & Rec. presents “Dino Tales and More!“
  • Tues., July 27 at 11 a.m.: Lancaster County Parks & Rec. presents “A Bat Tale”
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Matthews Public Library

102 W. Main St., Fredericksburg, (717) 865-5523, https://matthews.lclibs.org

  • Tues., June 22 at 2 p.m.: Jesse Rothacker, Forgotten Friends Reptiles: Live Reptile Show
  • Tues., June 29 at 2 p.m.: Marian Gehman and her Cast of Puppet Characters
  • Tues., July 6 at 2 p.m.: The Amazing Magi, Michael Reist: “Fan-Tails-Tic Tales” Magic Show
  • Tues., July 13 at 2 p.m.: Jeff Boyer: “Big Bubble Bonanza!”
  • Tues., July 20 at 2 p.m.: ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park: Live Animal Show
  • Tues., July 27 at 2 p.m.: Silly Joe Sings Super Silly Songs!
  • Tues., Aug. 3 at 2 p.m.: Cissy and The Man: Juggling and Clowning Around!
  • Tues., Aug.10 at 2 p.m.: Roberta & Mike Straka: “The World of Dinosaurs”

Myerstown Community Library

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199 N. College St., Myerstown, (717) 866-2800, https://myerstown.lclibs.org

  • Wed., June 23 at 6:00 p.m.: The Amazing Magi, Michael Reist: “Fan-Tails-Tic Tales” Magic Show
  • Wed., June 30 at 6:00 p.m.: Lancaster County Parks & Rec. presents “Sea Tails Tell Tales” with Lisa Sanchez
  • Wed., July 7 at 6:00 p.m.: Bookish Beasts: DIY Book Totes & Build-a-Beast Activity
  • Wed., July 14 at 6:00 p.m.: Dr. Doolittle & Friends: Neighborhood Pet Show
  • Wed., July 21 at 6:00 p.m.: Red Creek Wildlife live raptor presentation: “Amazing Creatures”
  • Wed., July 28 at 6:00 p.m.: “No Place Like Home”: Build a bug home and a butterfly puddler, explore animals habitats

Palmyra Public Library

50 Landings Dr., Annville, (717) 838-1347, https://palmyra.lclibs.org

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  • Mon., June 14 at 11:00 a.m.: Jesse Rothacker, Forgotten Friends Reptiles: Live Reptile Show (passed)
  • Mon., June 21 at 11:00 a.m.: Talewise (formerly Sciencetellers): “Unicorns: Escape From the Zoo” (pre-recorded)
  • Mon., June 28 at 11:00 a.m.: Randi Shine: Family Magic Show (live-streamed)
  • Mon., July 12 at 11:00 a.m.: Jeff Boyer: “Big Bubble Bonanza!” (live-streamed)
  • Mon., July 19 at 11:00 a.m.: Center for Aquatic Sciences: Live Marine Animals Show (live-streamed)
  • Mon., July 26 at 11:00 a.m.: Silly Joe Sings Super Silly Songs! (live-streamed)

Richland Community Library

111 E Main St., Richland, (717) 866-4939, https://richland.lclibs.org

  • Thur., June 24 at 11:00 a.m.: Nettie Price Sparkling Art: “Cat & Dog Painting Party”—RSVP required
  • Thur., July 1 at 11:00 a.m.: Lancaster County Parks & Rec. presents “Tales About Tails”
  • Thur., July 8 at 11:00 a.m.: Kit’s Interactive Theatre presents “Mother Nature”
  • Thur., July 15 at 11:00 a.m.: Lancaster County Parks & Rec. presents “A Fishy Tale”
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For updates on LCLIBs activities, follow their Facebook Page. The Lebanon Community Library YouTube Channel also has free videos aimed at encouraging learning and reading for kids.