The Belfast Free Library will be sponsoring reading programs for all ages this summer. For the first time, middle-school- and high-school-age students will have a program of their own. Gemma Laser, recently hired as the teen librarian, has put together a list of retro/classic titles, too good to be missed! Reading 5 of these titles will be rewarded with some nifty coupons from generous merchants for ice cream, pizza, drinks, tacos and so much more! Check in at the new teen room on the second floor of the library for details.

Youngsters aged 6 –10 also have program: they can read a mystery, non-fiction, realistic fiction, historical fiction, fantasy book plus a free choice to receive a book bag and free book.

Sign up at the library beginning Monday, June 23 for complete details. The youngest of our readers are welcome to sign up as well, and set a goal for the number of books to be read to them over the summer.

Tuesdays will be craft and story days for 6- to 10-year-olds. Come in at 10:30 a.m., right after the toddler story time, to listen to stories and make a craft. The crafts and stories will be related to the performer who appears on Wednesdays. The first performer of the summer will be Steven Corning, a juggler and comedian who will perform Wednesday, June 25 at 7 p.m. Scot Cannon will present a mime and music workshop at Wednesday, July 2, 2 p.m. Musician and instrumentalist Rob Duquette will perform Wednesday, July 9 at 7 p.m. and Norman Ng will return Wednesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. Internationally known storyteller Antonio Rocha will be featured Wednesday, July 23 at 2 p.m. and Lindsay and her Puppet Pals will finish off the season Wednesday, July 30.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call the library at 338-3884 ext. 24.