Centre County libraries calendar for July

Centre County Library and Historical Museum

200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte, 355-1516

Book Babies

This program features books, music and literacy-enriching activities designed for babies and toddlers. Themes vary throughout the month.Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; 9:30-10 a.m.

Preschool Storytime

Features books, music and literacy-enriching activities designed for preschool-aged children. Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; 10:30-11 a.m.

July 1: Be a hero

July 8: Animal heroes

July 15: Community heroes

July 22: Superheroes

July 29: Summer fun

Toddler Storytime

Features books, music and literacy-enriching activities designed for toddlers. Mondays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27; 10:30-11 a.m.

July 6: Animal heroes

July 13: Community heroes

July 20: Superheroes

July 27: Summer fun

Evening Family Storytime

Join Miss Kathleen for evening storytimes for families with preschoolers and their siblings. Listen to stories, sing and rhyme with the group and end with a craft for the whole family. Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28; 6:30-7 p.m.

Summer Reading Club

This program is designed to encourage children to read for fun during the summer while taking part in events and programs. Register by picking up Summer Reading log sheets at the circulation desk, checking out books and reading. Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28; 2-3 p.m.

July 7: Canine Companions service animals in the garden

July 14: ROTC training in the garden

July 21: M7M Magic Show in the library community room

July 28: Logan Fire Hall Tour — Meet in the library at 1:55 p.m. and walk to the fire house.

Jedi Academy

Train to be a Jedi Master on Thursdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; 3-4 p.m. Six weeks of “training” to become a Jedi Master with games, crafts, Legos and more. Create a starship. Use a light saber. Sign up at the desk to reserve your spot.

Centre County Library Bookmobile

Check website for locations and hours.

Centre Hall Library

109 W. Beryl St., 364-2580

Preschool Storytime

Storytimes for kids ages 2-5 include songs, rhymes, finger plays and crafts that reinforce weekly themes. Mondays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27; 10:30-11:30 a.m.

July 6: Let’s shape up

July 13: Animals at work

July 20: Policemen and firemen

July 27: Superheroes

Summer Reading Club

These programs help keep kids engaged in reading over the summer with activities and prizes. Stop in to register and pick up your Summer Reading log. Club events are designed for children ages pre-K through fifth grade, but all family members are welcome. Thursdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; 2-4 p.m.

July 2: Military heroes — Civil War Re-enactment Artillery Unit and WWII Airborne Division

July 9: Sports heroes — Penns Valley Area High School athletes and pro football player Josh Hull

July 16: Service heroes — Seeing Eye Puppy Club

July 23: Safety heroes — State College police officers

July 30: Community heroes — Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America

Family Movie Night

July’s film is “Dolphin Tale 2” (Rated PG). July 21; 6-8 p.m.

Hometown Heroes: Author Visit

Author Daisy Reiter will discuss her book, “Cora, It’s War,” about growing up in Lewisburg during WWII. July 7; 2-4 p.m.

Holt Memorial Library

17 N. Front St., Philipsburg, 342-1987

Mother Goose On the Loose

For children ages 3 years and younger with an adult. Join in for a musical, rhyming adventure through the world of Mother Goose. Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28; 10:30-11 a.m.

Preschool Storytimes

For preschool-aged children with an adult. Enjoy stories followed by related activities and interaction. Some crafts and activities involve parts or directions not suitable for children younger than 3. Wednesdays, July 1, 15, 22 and 29; 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Themes are:

July 1: Community heroes

July 15: American heroes

July 22: Animal heroes

Jul 29: Superheroes

Every Hero Has a Story: Summer Reading Club

Activities and presentations are appropriate for children in grades K-6. Families are welcome when appropriate. Thursdays, July 2, 16, 23 and 30; 6-7 p.m.

July themes:

July 2: Book Bingo

July 16: Family story time pajama party

July 23: Ice cream social

July 30: Superhero craft night

Drop-In Coloring Contest

Drop by the library during Heritage Days and make a superhero door hanger. Three door hangers will be selected and the winners will receive prizes. July 8-10 during library hours.

Schlow Centre Region Library

211 S. Allen St., State College, 237-6236

Fantastic fireworks

A fireworks expert provides insights into pyrotechnics. July 2, 2:30 p.m.

Board gaming meetup

Join open game meetings, where the library provides a range of tabletop games. The library is teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-playing Gamers of Central PA for this event. July 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Chess club

Join a game. Learn new tactics. Make new friends. For all ages. Saturdays, July 11, 18 and 25; 2-4 p.m.

Old-timey toys

Celebrate the toys of the past. Play with and explore hundreds of heritage playthings and make something to take home. July 16, 2:30 p.m.

Everybody Storytime

A gathering for all ages. Interactive stories, finger plays and music. Tuesdays, July 7 and 21; 10:30 a.m.

Saturday Stories Alive

For ages 2 to 7; the program offers a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and a hands-on activity to take home for ages 2-7. July 11, 18 and 25; 11 a.m.

Baby/toddler playtime

The library provides the toys, kids provide the play. Mondays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 9:30-11 a.m.

Heroes on hand

Adam Swartz’s puppets need your help on an epic adventure. Be a hero and save the day. July 23, 2:30 p.m.

Lego club

Take on a new building challenge each week. Design your creation and pose for a photo to be displayed in the children’s department. Recommended for grades 1-6. July 18; 2-4 p.m.

Discovery Days

Every Tuesday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

July 7: Experiment with super-power magnets. Can you complete the challenge?

July 14: Create your own shield and wrist cuff to become your favorite superhero.

July 21: Create a comic strip featuring the adventures of Lucy the Superlizard.

July 28: Keep your real identity a secret with your own superhero mask.

Read it, watch it movie

Wednesdays at the State Theatre at noon.

July 1: “Mary Popppins”

July 8: “Bedknobs and Broomsticks”

July 15: “James and the Giant Peach”

July 22: “Swiss Family Robinson”

July 29: “Spy Kids”

Fun with Food

Cook up a plan for your superhero foods. This program for grades 2-5 will teach you and your grown-up how to keep up your strength. Explore a new topic each week. Notify staff of food allergies. Registration required by July 13. Class is at 2:30 p.m. each week.

July 13: Smart drink

July 20: Food safety

July 27: My plate

Books and baseball

Join the library for a behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium and get autographs from players. July 28, 11 a.m. at Medlar Field.

Uke it up with Disney

Meet the ukele. Sing along with some classic Disney hero songs and make your own instrument. Featuring Louise Troxle from the Allegheny Ukelele Kollective. July 29, 2:30 p.m.

Extraordinary experiments

Learn how to use things found in your home to make experiments. July 30, 2:30 p.m.