Mt Laurel Library

Mt Laurel Library Hosts Summer Reading Series

Just on the edge of the Town Center, sits the charming Mt Laurel Public Library. Not only is the library a great place to discover new books, but it’s also a vital community gathering place, hosting many events throughout the year for children and adults.

The library is particularly busy during the summer due to its Summer Reading Program, an incentive program that encourages kids to log the number of books they read and set reading goals. Participants can enter for a chance to win weekly prizes and the grand prize of a bike or Nintendo Switch.

The Summer Reading Program includes a series of events for children and teens of all ages. Here’s a sampling of the events happening at the Mt Laurel Public Library.

Summer Reading Kickoff Event

Tuesday, June 6th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Kickoff Party will celebrate the start of Summer Reading with a bouncy house and slide, face painting, a library dollar machine and refreshments. Sponsored by the Mt Laurel Sales Center.

Animal Architects

Monday, June 12th, 2 p.m.
Discover animals with unique abilities to build and construct for survival. Sponsored by O’Neal Medical.

Miss Kit’s Bubble School

Thursday, June 22nd, 2p.m.
Kids of all ages will enjoy science, comedy, and big bubbles at this event. Sponsored by La Paz Mexican Restaurant.

Keep it Wild

Thursday, July 6th  2p.m.
Meet live animals and discover how they make the world a better place. Sponsored by Jimbo’s Soda Fountain.

Alabama Inventors

Thursday, July 13th, 2 p.m.
Dynamic Education Adventures showcases 10 Alabama inventors with cool demonstrations of their inventions. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mt Laurel Library.

Build a Better Cupcake

Thursday, July 20th, 2 p.m.
Enjoy cupcake decorating! Compete for prizes or just have fun. Sponsored by Jimbo’s Soda Fountain.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Friday, July 21st, 4-6 p.m.
Drop off your favorite stuffed animal for an overnight adventure in the library. Pick them up on Saturday and learn what they’ve been up to. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mt Laurel Library.

End Party with the Magic Guy

Wednesday, July 26th, 2 p.m.
Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a magic show with Skip Cain, the Magic Guy. Sponsored by Jimbo’s Soda Fountain.

Registration is required for most events since space is limited. Register online at by clicking on the calendar date or by calling 205-991-1660.

The library will also host Adult Summer Programs, including Acrylics 101 and a Summer Cocktails Class. Register for those events at the library’s website. Check for the latest updates on all Mt Laurel events by checking the Town of Mt Laurel’s event calendar.