Kids read, rock at the library

Published 9:32 am Thursday, July 12, 2018

By FRANCES SMITH / Community Columnist 

Children of all ages continue to read and discover Libraries Rock during the Albert L. Scott Library’s Summer Challenge. Children, babies to 18 years old, can register until July 13. They’ll receive a goody bag with a program calendar, a small gift, a reading log and more. Register online at or at the library.

Kids pick a reading goal, check out and read our library books, write the titles in their reading log and get prizes along the way to their goal. When they reach their goal they receive a certificate and can enter prize drawings for a bicycle, a Kindle and other surprises.

The Summer Challenge ends with our Libraries Rock Finale on July 18 at 10:30 a.m. with comic magician Russell Davis. We’ll also have prize drawings and face painting. The goal of the Summer Challenge is to encourage children to read for pleasure when they are not in school.

Parents and other caregivers are invited to participate by reading to pre-literate children. The 2018 Summer Reading Program is supported in whole or in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Alabama Public Library Service.

We would like to thanks our sponsors, to date: Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Birmingham Barons Baseball, Bike Link, Friends of the Library, Jim ‘n Nick’s, Oak Mountain Lanes, Red Mountain Theatre Company, Whataburger, McDonald’s and AmStar Cinemas.

Youth Programs:

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. Reading & Rocking Story Time

Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Tunes & Tales

Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Toddler Tales

July 2 Musical Bingo 10:30 a.m.

July 2 Music Mania: Read & Re-Create 4 p.m.

July 3 Lego League 4-4:45 p.m.

July 3 Drama Workshop 5:30-6:15 p.m. (continued from June)

July 3 Drama Workshop 6:30-7:15 p.m. (continued from June)

July 5 Kids King Size Game Day 10:30 a.m.

July 5 Tweens & Teens Rockin’ Jumbo Game Day 4 p.m. Sign up

July 9 Rocking with Alabama Museum of Natural History & Roger Reid 10:30 a.m.

July 9 Music Mania: Read & Re-Create 4 p.m.

July 10 Drama Rehearsal 5:30 p.m.

July 10 Drama Showcase 6:30 p.m.

July 12 Painting Rocks 10:30 a.m.

July 12 Tweens & Teens Painting Rocks 4 p.m.

July 16 Scrollworks Instrument Petting Zoo 10:30 a.m.

July 17 Readers Rock Talent Show 6-7 p.m. Sign up

July 18 Libraries Rock Summer Challenge Finale with magic & face painting 10:30 a.m.

July 24 Lego League 4-4:45 p.m.

July 31 Lego League 4-4:45 p.m.

Adult Programs:

Ya Ya Yarners Mondays July 2, 16, 23 and 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. For information email Carol Smith at

ABC & Ds of Medicare July 9, 1 p.m.

Mini Succulent Garden Workshop July 12, 6 p.m. Create an easy, low maintenance mini succulent garden or terrarium. All materials provided. Please sign up.

Library Book Group July 19, 7 p.m. Southern as a Second Language by Lisa Patton.

Medicare 101 July 26, 6 p.m.

Adult Summer Reading Program! Read books through July 20 to enter for a chance to win weekly prizes and a final grand prize. Sign up online at our website or in person at the library.

Programs are in the meeting room. Children age 6 and younger must be with an adult. For more information call the library at (205) 664-6822.