SPOTSWOOD, NJ - As the school year winds down, parents are looking for things to do this summer to keep the kiddos busy. The Spotswood Public Library has a host of free activities and programs on tap for the summer of 2019. Each summer libraries nationwide decide on a universal theme for their summer reading programs. This year the theme is a "Universe of Stories," so many of the programs and activities sport a space-related themes.

Programs are available for all age leves from babies and toddlers to tweens. Registration is required for all programs and can be done online at the Spotswood Public Library's website or by telephoning the circulation desk at 732-251-1515.

The summer schedule will also feature Friday afternoon movies. Movies start at 2 p.m. The summer movie schedule is as follows:

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  • July 12 "Tommorrowland"
  • July 19 "Monsters vs Aliens"
  • July 26 "Super Buddies"
  • August 2 "WALL-E"
  • August 9 "Space Jam"

For the first time, the library's annual summer reading program can be completed online. The program is for children from babies to age 12. Participants are encouraged to read for 20 minutes a day and can fill out a reading log online. Readers can win weekly prizes from the library's treasure chest. Prizes will be awarded to Spotswood Public Library cardholders only. The summer reading program runs from now through Friday, August 30. Readers can register at the library's website. Participants can download the ReadSquared app as well in the App Store or on Google Play.

For a complete list of programs and activities for kids at the Spotswood Public Library this summer, visit the library's website.

The Spotswood Public Library is located at 548 Main Street.