Friday, July 22, 2016

Summer Reading Ends with 8 Magic Shows

Nationally acclaimed magician Ken Scott will perform eight free shows at local libraries next week.

Summer Reading finale week begins at the Post Road Library on Monday, July 25 with Ken Scott performing his interactive magic show at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. He will then perform at the Sharon Forks Library at 7:00 p.m.

Scott will perform two shows at the Cumming Library on Tuesday, July 26 at 11:00 a.m. and on Thursday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m. Two more shows will be presented at the Sharon Forks Library on Wednesday, July 27 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Scott will also perform at the Hampton Park Library on Thursday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m.

All ages are welcome and admission will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Hand stamps for admission will be given to patrons in line 30 minutes before each program begins.

“Our patrons love Ken Scott,” says Program Manager Laura Bradley. “He is a wonderfully talented performer and he’s toured all over the country – including The White House – entertaining crowds of all ages.”

Attending a Summer Reading finale show is also a great opportunity for kids and teens who have set and reached their goal for the library’s Summer Reading Fun program to select their prize books. Anyone interested in the Summer Reading Fun program must register by July 31. Readers should log the books they finish in the Summer Reading Fun online tracker and all prize books should be claimed by August 6.

“The prize books were generously donated by the FCPL Friends & Advocates,” explains Bradley. “The Friends also donated raffle prizes for participants that will be drawn at each library branch during the week of August 7. Registered adults have a chance to win an Apple iPad mini, teens could win a movie gift basket, and kids could win a Stars & Strikes gift basket.”

And, even if summer vacation is coming to an end, there are still a number of programs for all ages at the library in August. The Cumming Library will host a Coding for Kids series beginning August 16. Students from the Corina Brito Violin Studio will perform The Adventures of Egbert for children at the Post Road Library on August 20 and genealogy expert Kristin Harms will speak to adults on August 18.

FCPL will also celebrate its 20th anniversary on Thursday, August 25 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Cumming Library. As part of the celebration, the library will provide a special bilingual storytime and appearance of Anna Dewdney’s beloved children’s book character, Llama Llama.

To participate in Summer Reading Fun, or to learn more about upcoming programs, please visit