Summer Reading 2022



Sign up in person at the library or online using Beanstack.

What's Beanstack?

Powered by Delaware Libraries and YWCA of Delaware, Beanstack offers reading challenges, incentives, and exposes readers to new books. Users can log their reading, add friends, and earn badges. Beanstack can also be accessed through the Beanstack Tracker app by Zoobean, inc.; instructions for registering can be found in the Summer Events and Reading Challenge Brochure.

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*Note: Goody bags are given out starting August 12th.

Family Reader Ages 0-6

Read 10 books together with your family and log them from June 1st through August 1st to earn a free book and goody bag.

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Independent Reader Ages 7-12

Read for 10 hours and log your time from June 1st through August 1st to earn a free book and goody bag.

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Teen Reader Ages 13-17

Read and log 10 books from June 1st through August 1st to earn a free book and goody bag.

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Adult Reader 18+

Read and log 10 books from June 1st through August 1st to earn a goody bag and enter our gift card raffle.


Click on the event titles to see further information, register for events (when necessary), and see intended audience ranges. Check the full library calendar for additional ongoing and special events.

Engineer Early Pop-Up STEM Tour: Oceans of Possibilities

June 11th, 10:00 AM

Join Smyrna Public Library for an interactive morning of learning and fun with Engineer Early! Get ready to design a mini wooden raft, fish for ocean resources, create a pretend coral reef, and craft a soothing ocean scene in this engaging exploration of the earth's oceans through hand-crafted and hands-on STEM activities!

Mermaid Storytime

June 15th, 11:00 AM

Come to the library for a Shell-tacular morning of stories and fun with special guest, the Mermaid Princess! Afterward, have fun making a mermaid craft!

1652806160 Opens in new windowDASEF (Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation) Presents Oceans of Possibilities: Surf's Up!

June 23rd, 11:00 AM

Despite the fact that the oceans cover approximately 71% of Earth's surface and play a critical role in supporting life on our planet - from the air we breathe and the food we eat to weather and climate patterns - our understanding of the ocean remains limited. Join the Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation (DASEF) at the Smyrna Public Library to learn about these oceans and the animals and plants that live in them!

Cascading Carlos

June 28th, 11:00 AM

Join us for a morning of juggling taught by 2-time Guinness World Record Holder Cascading Carlos. Be amazed as Carlos performs some of his signature tricks and learn a little about the history of juggling along the way!

Paint Night at the Library

Date TBD

Join us at the library for a fun night of painting with local artist Christy Shaffer!  All supplies are provided. No painting experience needed!

Mike Rose Presents: H2-Oh! The Water Magic Show

July 13th, 11:00 AM

Come to the library for a magically good time with magician Mike Rose! Mike’s new show, “H2-Oh!” is designed to complement this year's Oceans of Possibilities theme and consists of impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy all themed around water!

Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre Presents: "Puss in Boots"

July 29th, 11:00 AMrsct-logo-2018-lighter_4

When a poor young man falls in love with a beautiful princess, his enchanted cat transforms herself into Puss in Boots!  The clever, fashion-forward feline finds the princess’ missing crown, rids the land of a grumpy ogre, and wins the hand of the lady for the grateful lad. Two actors play all the characters in this energetic, hilarious production designed for family members of all ages.