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Summer Reading Finales


Summer is almost over but there is still time to finish a book or two before school starts. Celebrate the end of summer at one of our finale events and be sure to browse the shelves for some last minute vacation reads while you are here.

Have you earned 5 badges yet? Remember to log your books at to be eligible for our grand prize drawings. Winners will be announced on our News page on September 3. More information on the prizes can be found here.

You can earn a badge for attending a library program, and our Summer Reading finales are a great place to do so!

Summer Reading Finale
North Park Library
Saturday, August 10, 10:00 am
We're celebrating the end (almost!) of Summer Reading Club. Drop in anytime today for a treat and fun courtesy of the Friends of North Park Library!

Life Size Chutes and Ladders
Fairfield Library
Monday, August 19, 3:00 pm
Celebrate the end of summer with life size chutes and ladders, space style! You are the game piece as you travel the board with other players. Will you land on a rocket and go up, or land on a black hole and go down? Treats will also be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Fly Me to the Moon
Glen Allen Library
Tuesday, August 20, 11:00 am
This fun, interactive, and educational show by Club SciKids RVA will feature scientific demonstrations including a potato launcher, an eggstraunaut, rocket launcher, and rocket balloons.

Amazing Mr. B!
Libbie Mill Library
Wednesday, August 21, 3:00 pm
We are celebrating the end of summer reading with lots of fun, featuring the magic of the Amazing Mr. B! Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the Friends of Libbie Mill Library.

Astronaut Academy
Twin Hickory Library
Wednesday, August 21, 7:00 pm
Children are invited to celebrate their summer reading accomplishments by attending our Astronaut Academy. Fun stations will challenge your reaction time, ability to learn languages, and other tasks used by NASA's finest.

Ice Cream Truck Visit
Gayton Library
Saturday, August 21, 1:30 pm
We're celebrating the end of Summer Reading with awesome treats and lots of fun with a visit from the Blue Bunny ice cream truck! Sponsored by the Friends of the Gayton Library.

Intergalactic Field Day
Varina Library
Saturday, August 24, 2:00 pm
All ages. Celebrate the end of Summer Reading Club with field games that are out of this world! Listen to cosmic tunes, play space-themed games and train like an astronaut.

Summer Reading Finale
Sandston Library
Saturday, August 31, 10:00 am
We're celebrating the end of Summer Reading Club. Drop in anytime today for a treat and fun courtesy of the Friends of Sandston Library!

There are so many exciting events happening at all of our libraries, we just can’t list them all. Visit our Events Calendar to find out what is going on at your library.

We would love to get your feedback on our Summer Reading program! Complete this survey to let us know what you thought of this year’s program and to be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble courtesy of the Friends of the Library!

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