May 26th, 2015
This is your official call to adventure! Should you accept the challenge, you will conquer your fears, come face to face with friends and foes, and claim the treasures that await you on your hero’s journey…
The concept of “The Hero’s Journey,” first identified by mythologist Joseph Campbell as it relates to world myths and stories, is based on the belief that each person is born with a purpose and it is our deepest desire to express it. We are each the hero of our own life’s story.
“Every Hero Has a Story” is the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program at public libraries across the nation. It is an invitation to readers of all ages to participate in unique reading and learning opportunities at every library and be richly rewarded!
Thanks to the heroic support of the Cecil County Friends of the Library, powerful programming is planned at every branch. From Spiderman to local K-9 police dogs, from George Washington to family farmers, celebrated stories of heroes past, present, and future will be spotlighted.
Be amazed and delighted by Mike Rose’s “Super Magic, go face-to-face with sharks thanks to the National Aquarium, bring favorite nursery rhyme heroes and heroines to life with Winterthur Museum, create hands-on “super art” with the Delaware Art Museum and train to be a future hero with martial artist Josh Hayhurst. All library branches will offer an action-packed line-up of early childhood classes, school-age activities, STEM and lots more for teens and adults!
Educators agree that reading is integral to success in school and in life. To encourage everyone to keep reading throughout the summer months, incentive programs are offered at all levels from babies through adult. Parents are encouraged to enroll younger children in “read-to-me”; older readers can track time spent reading and all receive fantastic prizes and coupons and earn chances to enter grand prize raffles for scooters, Orioles tickets, family fun baskets, gift cards and more!
The action officially begins June 1 and runs through August 8. Most branches will host Summer Reading Blast-off events on June 6 packed with superheroes, a Comic-con, environmental heroes, crafts, refreshments, and program registration. Contact your local branch for details and leap into your library to live out your own hero’s story!
Who is your favorite hero?