The Huntington and Markle libraries will be holding a variety of community-wide events to celebrate the end of another successful Summer Reading Program. For this summer’s Every Hero Has a Story theme, the Huntington Library will be holding a free Comic Con for all ages. From 9am-3pm on Saturday, July 18th, everyone is welcome to participate! There will be movies playing throughout the day, panels on various topics like special effects make-up and cosplaying, an Artist’s Alley with comic book artists and art to purchase, costumes and comic books on display, Comic Con Bingo, and a chance to get your photo taken with Iron Man, among many other activities to fill the day. Come in costume and enter our Cosplay Contest as well! All events are free and open to all ages, regardless of Summer Reading Program participation, with more information and a schedule to be released soon!
The Children’s Department will host their annual Children’s Carnival for Summer Reading Club participants on July 18th as well. From 10am-12pm and 1-4pm, all children through grade 6 who reached the first level in the Summer Reading Program are invited to the free carnival for games, free popcorn and prizes (provided by the Friends of the Library).
And, residents of Markle get their own celebration as well! The annual Markle Fun & Games for grades preschool through 6th will take place on Friday, July 17th from 2-4pm at the Markle Library. Come and celebrate your reading achievements with many fun games and activities. Refreshments will be provided as well.