Come join a 133 year old tradition at the Clarksville Picnic!

Looking for a day of fun for the whole family? Then plan to attend the Clarksville Picnic to be held on Saturday, June 25th at St. Louis in Clarksville. This 133 year old tradition caters to the whole family with food, rides, games, book sales, bingo, auctions and more. Don't miss it!

To learn more visit:

http://www.stlouisparish.org/fellowship/picnic.html

Online safety tips for parents

The Internet is a wonderful resource for our children, but it is our responsibility to keep them safe. This page will provide you with resources to help keep our children safe on line. Talk to your children, explain the risks and necessary precautions. Always keep the lines of communications open. Our children are "digital natives", the Internet is their social playground where they interact with their peers. Communicating with them is the key!

What is there to do in Baltimore this summer?

Looking for a fun filled daytrip in downtown Baltimore?  Click on the link below for a list of activities and places to go.

http://www.grandparents.com/gp/events/baltimore.html

Summer learning can be fun at Howard Community College!

Kids on Campus provides students ages 7 - 17 with fun learning activities.  This diverse group of course offerings ranges from Technology, Elementary Engineering to Art!

For more information on the course schedule, cost and registration visit:

http://coned.howardcc.edu/kids_on_campus/

Nothing to do this summer? Take a ride to the nation's capital!

Looking for something to do with the kids?  Take a ride down to our nation's capital and check out some of the activities below. 

http://dc.about.com/od/seasonalfamilyfun/tp/SummerFamilyFun.htm

Lego

Do you enjoy building LEGO structures? Do you have an appreciation for architecture and crafstmanship? Then this exhibit is just for you! Come experience the work of Adam Reed Tucker, one of LEGOS certified specialists, Towering Ambition. 

http://www.nbm.org/exhibitions-collections/exhibitions/lego-architecture...

Design a Bookmark Contest

Hey Kids!  This is a great opportunity to express your artistic ability and "kick-off" your summer reading.

http://www.hclibrary.org/index.php?page=400

Summer Reading Club at Howard County Library

Join the Howard County Library Summer Reading Club. For more information visit: http://www.hclibrary.org/

Reading Tips

Do you find it hard to motivate your child to read? Below are some tips that may help your child become passionate about reading:

Help your child with the book selection process.

Visit your local library on a regular basis.

Find an author or series to get hooked on.

Designate a comfortable "Reading Nook" for your child.

Book Adventure Summer Reading Program

Summer is almost here and it is the time to enjoy travel, summer camps, trips to the beach, afternoons at the pool and more. It is also a great time to read for fun and expand our knowledge on topics that interest us.  Studies show that children who read, succeed!