SANDY LAKE – Summer Quest at the Lakeview Area Public Library will celebrate A Universe of Stories providing programming and activities for kids of all ages.

The fun begins June 25 and continues through Aug. 2. During the month of July families and kids can attend programs at the park in Sandy Lake on Tuesday mornings. Programs are geared for elementary age, but all ages are welcome. Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult. All programs are at the park from 10 to 11 a.m. unless otherwise noted. All programs are free to kids and families. Preregistration is not necessary for attendance at the programs.

Programs are as follows:

July 2 – Outdoor Spaces with Chris and Bernie Davis

July 9 – STEM activities led by Nancy Keeling

July 13 – Adam Swartz Puppet Show at Sandy Lake Community Days. Saturday at 2 p.m. 

July 16 – Craft activity led by Katie Engstrom at the McQuiston Center in Sandy Lake

July 23 – Searching the Sky presented by Jennnings Environmental Center

July 30 – Erie Traveling Zoo

The regular Friday morning Story Time continues throughout the summer. This group meets at 10:30 a.m. with stories, crafts, and play designed for preschoolers. This is led by Marilyn Snyder and Gloria McQuaid.

Fairies versus Mud People! Middle School and high school students can join a literature group for kids sixth grade and up, led by Pat Reash, reading “Artemis Fowl.” This club will meet on Fridays, July 12, 19, 26, and Aug. 2 at 1 p.m. at the library. This club concludes with a movie night when this movie premieres later this summer. Preregister  at the library or online.

Kids and families are also invited to join the Sailor Quest. Families and kids explore the Lakeview area looking for clues in various businesses earning points and prizes. Information available beginning June 25 at the library.

Kids complete activity logs throughout the summer keeping them focused on learning while earning points and prizes. Get logs at the library beginning June 25. There will reading and learning activities for kids to complete throughout the summer.

Adults can participate in the “Where in the World are you Reading this Summer?” event by posting pictures of places patrons are reading this summer on the library’s Facebook Page or at the library. The event begins June 25.

The library is located at 3265 S. Main St., Sandy Lake. Hours are Tuesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check out the web site,, call 724.376.4217 or email books@lakeviewarealibrary for more information.

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