Summer Library Celebration

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Fun programs planned for all of June and July for all ages. Special performances, reading challenges, crafts, games and more! All registrants will be entered in drawings throughout the summer for tickets or discounts on local adventures. Prizes must be picked up at a Mobile Public Library location.

Children and Teens: Register online here
Adults: Register online here
...or register in person at your favorite Mobile Public Library location.

Summer Specials

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Saraland Public Library
Room: Meeting Room (Saraland)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Library Celebration
Event Details:

Adventure begins at your Library with rhythm in storytelling as part of the Summer Library Celebration!

Deborah Adero Ferguson, also known as, The Dancing Story Lady, is a professional actress, dancer, storyteller and arts educator with over thirty years of experience in the performing and literary arts. Come enjoy storytelling through the expression of traditional dancing and music during the Summer Library Celebration.

Groups are required to register. To register or for more information, call 251-675-2879 or email Victoria Mosteller at vmosteller@mplonline.org.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Semmes Regional Library
Room: Meeting Room (Semmes)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Library Celebration
Event Details:

Adventure begins at your Library with rhythm in storytelling as part of the Summer Library Celebration!

Deborah Adero Ferguson, also known as, The Dancing Story Lady, is a professional actress, dancer, storyteller and arts educator with over thirty years of experience in the performing and literary arts. Come enjoy storytelling through the expression of traditional dancing and music during the Summer Library Celebration.

Groups are required to register. To register or for more information, call 251-494-4935 or email Callie Kelley at ckelley@mplonline.org.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Monte L. Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library
Room: Meeting Room (Moorer)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Library Celebration
Event Details:

Adventure begins at your Library with rhythm in storytelling as part of the Summer Library Celebration!

Deborah Adero Ferguson, also known as, The Dancing Story Lady, is a professional actress, dancer, storyteller and arts educator with over thirty years of experience in the performing and literary arts. Come enjoy storytelling through the expression of traditional dancing and music during the Summer Library Celebration.

Groups are required to register. To register or for more information, call 251-494-4140 or email Jaime Lee at jlee@mplonline.org.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: West Regional Library
Room: Meeting Room (West)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Library Celebration
Event Details:

Adventure begins at your Library with rhythm in storytelling as part of the Summer Library Celebration!

Deborah Adero Ferguson, also known as, The Dancing Story Lady, is a professional actress, dancer, storyteller and arts educator with over thirty years of experience in the performing and literary arts. Come enjoy storytelling through the expression of traditional dancing and music during the Summer Library Celebration.

Groups are required to register. To register or for more information, call 251-340-8571 or email Oliva Foster at ofoster@mplonline.org.

June 3-6: Juggler Ron Anglin “One of a Kindness” - Songs, stories, and juggling tricks!

June 10-13: Wayne Curtis and the Mobile Alabama Africatown Drummers - A hands on introduction to polyrhythm, timing, and listening while learning African and Afro Caribbean rhythms and their impact on popular music.

June 17, 18 & 20: Librarian’s Special - Most libraries will have a unique program this week.

June 24-27: Puppets N' Banjos with David Stephens - Meet Chubbly the puppet and enjoy banjo sing-a-longs!

July 1-3: Librarian’s Special - Most libraries will have a unique program this week.

July 8-11: Mobile Environmental Studies Center’s Wildlife of Mobile Road Show - Learn about the wonders of Mobile’s local animals!

July 15-18: Excelsior Band - Mobile’s favorite Mardi Gras band will perform songs and share jazz history.

July 22-25: Deborah Ferguson: The Dancing Story Lady - Professional storytelling featuring African songs and dancing.
 

For more information on what's happening this summer check the online event calendar or check out our June & July Activity Guide.

Join the Reading Challenge

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Read 400 minutes this summer to receive a prize and entries into drawings for a camping equipment bundle, family movie ticket packs, jump passes from Altitude Trampoline Park and gift cards for other adventures around town! Keep reading to get more entries into the Grand Prize drawings.

Children and Teens: The first time you finish the reading challenge you'll get a Cartoon Key Chain! You earn a brag tag with each additional 400 minutes, along with extra entries for the camping bundle and movie packs. How many tags can you collect?

Adults: Finish the reading challenge to get an MPL metal bookmark. Continue to read for extra entries in the Grand Prize drawings.

Minutes can be tracked on our paper logs available at any Mobile Public Library location or print your own (Children, Teen, Adult). We will start accepting completed logs on June 3. You can also report your minutes by earning badges on our Beanstack reading challenge App!

Prizes must be picked up at a Mobile Public Library location.