The Iredell County Public Library launched its annual Summer Reading in June, offering free programs for all ages that spark curiosity, creativity and instill a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Summer Reading is a two-month long series of programming the library hosts each year in an
effort to keep the community engaged and learning throughout summer months.

Jenny Levins, the program development and community engagement coordinator, said the library may be halfway through the program, but there is still time to sign up.

“Patrons of all ages can drop in at one of our three branches to pick up a paper reading log, or track their progress online using the Beanstack app, which can be downloaded from your device’s app store or accessed online at,” Levins said.

July Event Highlights

Mark your calendar for a series of upcoming free events and programs for July.

Adult Programs

Iredell Museums Presents: Piedmont Medicine
♦ Statesville Library, July 12, at 2 p.m.
Details: Iredell Museums will deliver a program on medicine in the Piedmont area of North Carolina and specifically the history of medicine in Iredell County. Accompanying a presentation will be
historic artifacts from the museum.

Wellness Wednesday: Journaling
♦ Statesville Library, July 20, at 2 p.m.
Details: A little bit of wellness goes a long way. Join us as we discover ways to improve our own personal wellness. We will be learning about journaling for self-care this month. All supplies
will be provided free of charge by Iredell Friends of the Library.

Summer Book Talks
♦ Statesville Library, July 27, at 2 p.m.
Details: Join a Summer-only book discussion group at the Statesville Library! Stop by the main branch to register and check out a copy of July’s book selection, “Joyland” by Stephen King.

Children’s Programs

Preschool Storytime
♦ Statesville: Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
♦ Harmony: Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
♦ Troutman: Fridays at 11 a.m.
Details: This storytime focuses on early literacy practices for children ages 36 to 60 months and kindergarten readiness skills. We will share stories, songs and activities that allow young
children to practice school readiness and early reading skills.

Toddler Storytime
♦ Statesville: Thursdays at 10 a.m.
♦ Troutman: Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
Details: This storytime focuses on early literacy practices appropriate for children ages 18 to 36 months and their adult caregivers. We will share stories, songs, and activities that help young children build pre-reading skills and encourage caregivers to support early learning.

Ice Cream in a Bag
♦ Statesville Library: July 18, 19 and 20 at 2 p.m. and July 19, at 10 a.m.
♦ Harmony Library: July 19 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
♦ Troutman Library: July 2, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Details: What’s not to love? Bring a pair of mittens (or socks) and prepare to shake yourself a tasty treat!

Teen Programs

Reverse Tie-Dye T-Shirts
♦ Statesville: July 21 at 4 p.m.
♦ Troutman: July 28 at 4 p.m.
♦ Harmony: July 28 at 4 p.m.
Details: Create a unique design using the reverse tie-dye technique. Make sure to bring a dark t-shirt in your size to work on!


Registration is required for all programs that take place inside the library.

Learn More

A full schedule of events across all Iredell County Public Library branches can be found at

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