Rockport Public Library announces its upcoming summer reading program.

The events will be held every Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Rockport Opera House downstairs room (unless otherwise noted) beginning Tuesday, June 24 The programs are all free and open to children ages 4-12. Registration for the summer reading program begins Monday, June 16.

June 24 – “Fizz, Pop, and Boom” into reading at Rockport Public Library! Mad Science will be popping in with their show full of erupting science to kick off the summer reading program.

They are experts at making science come to life and it just so happens; their specialty is “Fizzing, Popping, and Booming Science” Join us for a show that will make one's mind FIZZ with questions, POP with excitement, and BOOM with fun!

July 1 — Popping out in Stars. Northern Stars Planetarium will bring its traveling inflatable planetarium to the summer reading program. This amazing program will explore the wonders of astronomy and space science. This program meets upstairs at the Rockport Opera House.

July 8 — Experiment with and Explore the Sounds of Music. Tom Ulichny of Midcoast Music Academy will have participants clapping, stomping and beating the drums as he engages the audience in making and moving to music.

July 15 — It’s Alive! Chewonki will visit with its Animal Adaptations program. Visitors will learn about adaptations, try on fun costumes, and see firsthand how three of their live non-releasable animals have adaptations that help them thrive in their specific habitats. After the presentation, participants will be encouraged to create their own animal with adaptations from their imagination.

July 22 — Harbor Cruise. Annual harbor cruise with the Rockport Harbormaster. Craft making and stories will take place between cruises. This program meets at the Rockport Harbor.Pre-registration and special permission forms are required.

July 29 —  Wrap up Summer Reading with local author Liza Walsh as she shares her newest book, "Treasure Hunter Handbook." Learn all about buried treasure, geocaching, rocks and minerals, and more! Participate in a rock and mineral scavenger hunt, look for buried treasure and make treasure related crafts.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kim Slocomb or call 236-3642.

Summer Reading is made possible through a gift from the MLDC Charitable Fund.