The Camden Public Library’s summer reading program — Make a Splash — was a huge success! More than 60 children ages 4 to 12 participated in this year’s program.

Children met weekly for six weeks to listen to stories and make crafts, and learn about water. They had a natural program from Chewonki, a water-themed puppet show from Milkweed Puppet Theater, made and launched homemade boats in the harbor, got their faces painted during fishy fun, participated in a outdoor luau, and read tons of books.

For the second year in a row, the library partnered with Amity Masonic Lodge of Camden/Rockport and their Bikes for Books campaign to provide reading incentives for the participants. This year every participant received a brand new bike helmet as congratulations for their reading success, and 12 readers won brand new bikes!

The library thanked the teen volunteers who helped with the program all summer.

The library’s Adult Summer Reading Program will wrap up with a prize drawing on Aug. 26. It has also been a great success with dozens of participants and scores of books read in many different genres.