HPL Current Events
Summer Reading Program 2018 - "Libraries Rock!"
Friday, June 22 - Registration begins at the Library: 12:00 - 5:00 pm!
This 6-8 week summer program is designed to encourage children to keep reading during the months of school vacation. Young readers and soon-to-be readers sign a pledge indicating the number of books they would like to read (or have read to them) during the summer. There is ice cream at the Boro Bean for each child who achieves their goal, as well as an end of summer celebration. The library offers special programs each week related to the summer reading program theme. You may register and start your personal reading challenge at any point through the summer months.
Check back for more details as we get closer to summer break.
Sat., June 30 – Meet Hopewell Children’s Book Authors
2:00 pm at the Hopewell Train Station, 2 Railroad Place
Start the summer at the Hopewell Train Station with book readings and signings by two Hopewell Borough authors:
- Abigail Rayner's The Back Up Bunny explains why it’s a good idea to have a backup plan when you lose your favorite toy.
- Barbara DiLorenzo's Quincy The Chameleon Who Couldn’t Blend In is a story about learning how to embrace your unique qualities.
Read interviews with the authors at MercerMe.
It's Time for the Hopewell Scavenger Hunt!
Hunt The Stones of Hopewell -- July 1 - 31
The Stones of Hopewell is this year's theme for the Hopewell Public Library's annual self-scheduled, self-guided Scavenger Hunt during the whole month of July. Exercise your mind, body, and observational skills while searching high and low throughout the borough for specific items of stonework, masonry, ornaments, architectural embellishments, and other stony details hidden in plain sight. Leave enough time to visit the borough’s local businesses, stop for a cold drink and snack, or relax in one of the town parks.
Hunt details and instructions will be posted on the library website and Facebook, or can be picked up at the Hopewell Public Library starting on Monday, July 2nd. There will be prizes for all children, and also for the top contenders in the adult/family hunt. There is a shorter hunt for children, and a longer version for adults, teens and families. The hunt is free - and anyone, library patrons or not - can participate.