Join me for the Summer Fest family party. It is Saturday, July 9, from noon to 2 p.m. at Delaware Branch! Only Delaware and Washington Ave. branches are open on July 9.

This free outdoor family-friendly festival features bounce houses, activities, games, close-up magic, a robot dance-off, book giveaways, and refreshments.

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Summer Fest is the major event in the library’s Summer Reading Program, which encourages literacy by rewarding kids for reading. The party gives children a chance to sign up for summer reading and sample the activities and books available at the library.

The library’s July 9 Summer Fest activities, all free, include:

  • Obstacle course bounce house
  • Dance party bounce house with music and lights
  • Basketball and t-ball
  • Toddler bounce house
  • Close-up magic with Mr. Magicman
  • Robot dance-off by youngsters in the APL Beat Bots workshop/summer camp
  • Book giveaway
  • Refreshments from hospitality sponsor Price Chopper/Market 32
  • Special guest(s)
  • Prior to the party, the Delaware Branch will host a used-book sale from 9 am until 12 pm on the patio in front of the library.