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Jun 15, 2015

Every Summer Alexandria Library SummerQuest and SummerQuest Jr. puts together an amazing line up of fun and educational programs for kids during the summer months. You can find the incredible schedule of events of the Alexandria Library Websiteshazam

Programs include Alexandria’a Mobile Art Lab, Rocknoceros, Kaydee Puppets, Science Night, Dance Parties, Live Animal Shows, Uncle Devin, Movies, Groovy Nate, Mad Science, Magician Joe Romano, Shazam Magic, C. Shells, Oh Susannah, Kofi Dennis Storyteller, Wii Gaming, The Great Zucchini, Barefoot Puppet Theatre, Lego Event and more!RocknoLogo

In addition to events, the library has a summer reading program to promote reading.SummerQuest

Beginning Monday, June 22, 2015, you can sign up for Alexandria Library’s summer reading program! This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.” Students can only register for one summer reading program:

SummerQuest Jr., Ages 0-5
Kids between the ages of newborn and five years old can sign up for SummerQuest, Jr. They can either log books read or read to them or complete an early literacy activity sheet for a surprise. SummerQuest, Jr. also features fun programs such as funny puppet shows and lively music concerts.

SummerQuest, Ages 6-12
Starting on June 22nd, kids between the ages of 6 and 12 get to sign up for the Every Hero Has a Story SummerQuest reading challenge. SummerQuest participants also track the books they read and receive a special prize after reading ten books. The Library has also invited a group of special guests to entertain with music, magic and much more!

Unmask — Teen Reading Challenge, Ages 12-18
Students between the ages of 12-18 may register for the “Unmask” Teen Reading Challenge. After logging in 5 or more books, their names will be entered in a raffle to win one of two $50 gift cards. Rising 6th and 7th grade students may sign up for either “Every Hero Has a Story” for ages 6-12 or for the teen program, “Unmask.” Overdue fines up to $25 will be forgiven for middle and high school students who register, read, and add at least one book to their reading logs.

Jan 23, 2014


I have wonderful memories of visiting my local library growing up and all the wonderful books that I discovered and all the magical places and people I met in those books. We all know that Alexandria city’s libraries have kids books, parenting books and even a fantastic selection of kids videos but did you know about all the amazing events and story times that the Alexandria city library‘s host every day? To give you an idea of how many fantastic programs the city’s four library branches host each day, I’m including a list of all the free events for children that will be held through the end of January. Pick out your favorite events and have tons of FREE fun!Kids Events & Story TimesKids Events & Story Times2013-06-25 16.17.42
Kids Events & Story Times  summer quest

Jun 25, 2012

Sign-up now for SummerQuest

Summer is here and SummerQuest kicks off this week at our Alexandria city libraries!

Check the calendar for tons of fun programs for infants all the way up through school age children.

Bill Jenkins kicks off Summer Quest Jr. in DelRay’s Duncan branch on Monday June 25th, 10-11 a.m. for kids aged 1-5

and Shazam Magic be kicking off SummerQuest for kids 6-12 on Wed., June 27th at 3:30 p.m.

The kick off at Barrett Library starts with The Great Zucchini on Thur., June 28th at 11 a.m.

There’s also a program is your kids are between the ages of 6-12. Sign up and have your child read ten books to qualify for a prize! To pick up your prize, go to your local library any time between July 9 – August 31, 2012. In addition, everyone who reads at least ten books will be entered into a drawing for a set of four tickets to the Cirque du Soleil show, Totem! To be entered in the drawing, your child must have ten books read by August 20, 2012.

*Five-year-olds entering first grade in the fall may sign up for SummerQuest.