Illustration of animals reading books and words that read Tales and Tails for Summer Reading
Illustration of Pig Reading

Summer Reading Game

Visit either library location to register for our Summer Reading Game and get your first Reading Log. For every 10 minutes you read, you place a sticker on the log. When your log is full, bring it back to the library and play a game for a small prize and get a raffle ticket to be entered in our grand prize drawing that takes place at the end of the summer. Check out the cool grand prizes shown below!

Last day to turn in your Reading Logs is Friday, August 20! The grand prize drawings will take place the following week. You do not need to be present to win. We will notify the winners by phone number written on the raffle ticket.

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!

Photo of girl climbing rock wall at Summer Reading Kick Off Party 2020
Photo of kids playing next to the Bubble Bus at the 2020 Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Monday, June 28, 10 AM – 12 PM
Adriance Memorial Library Parking Lot
Outdoors. No registration required.

We’ll be closing the parking lot for this awesome celebration. Will you attempt to scale the 24-foot rock-climbing wall or will you party with the Bubble Bus? Make sure you stop by Rover the Roaming Library during the event to register for the Summer Reading Game packet and read your way toward fabulous prizes! If you can’t make this event, you can still register in either library locations.

Two by Two Animal Haven

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Photo of Kangaroos

Tuesday, July 13, 11 AM -12 PM
Adriance Memorial Library
Outdoors. No registration.

The zoo express program is a unique and exciting animal presentation; learn fun facts about many different animals, their habitats, and diets. There will be a ‘meet and greet’ with hands-on interaction with some of the animals after the presentation.

Illusionist Leon Etienne

Photo of Illusionist Leon Etienne at 2020 Summer Reading
Photo of Illusionist Leon Etienne

Two dates! Same show!

Tuesday, July 27, 10 – 11 AM
Adriance Memorial Library
Outdoors. No registration.

Wednesday, July 28, 10 – 11 AM
Boardman Road Branch Library
Outdoors. No registration.

Join us as Leon presents his LIVE Magic Show at the library. You’ve seen him on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” he fooled Penn and Teller on the CW’s “Penn & Teller: Fool Us!” and blew Jimmy Fallon’s mind on “Late Night.” He has performed at Radio City Music Hall, headlined in Las Vegas, and astonished audiences at dozens of legendary venues around the globe. This will be fun for the whole family! His performance will leave you speechless.


Photo of Bubble Mania Casey Carle
Photo of Bubble Mania Casey Carle

Wednesday, August  11 from 3 – 4 PM
Boardman Road Branch Library
Registration required, click here.

The beauty, wonder and excitement of bubbles, brought to you by Comic Bubble Artist Casey Carle. Casey is a top-notch performer who has “burst” onto stages across the nation and around the globe with an amazing one-man show fusing brilliant bubbling with jazzy music and laugh-out-loud humor. Includes fabulous, fog-filled bubbles, funky foam, a cube bubble, giant soap bubbles… and gobs more. Amazement and Amusement for Ages 5 to 95!

Summer Lunch Program

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Photo of a sandwich

Tuesday, July 6 – Tuesday, August 27
Adriance Memorial Library
Two shifts, 12-12:30 PM and 12:45-1:15 PM
Please remember to wear a mask. No registration required.

Poughkeepsie City children ages 2-18 can recieve free lunch in the Cavallaro Room on the Children’s Floor at Adriance. This program is in partnership with the Poughkeepsie City Schools.

Summer Saturdays at Adriance!

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Photo of girl using hula hoop