Cabarrus Summer Reading Events

Blast off with the Cabarrus County Public Library System’s Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is 'A Universe of Stories.' The program divides participants into groups—birth to 5 years old, 6 to 12 years old, 12 to 18 years old, and adult—with age-appropriate programs, performers and events. The program continues through August 17.

Register online and print reading logs or register and collect reading logs at any branch of the Cabarrus County Public Library System. View the 2019 Summer Reading Program events.

Read at Lightspeed

3:30 - 5 p.m., Concord Branch (27 Union St N), Ages 5-12

Don’t slip on the “summer slide.” Drop in to practice your reading fluency and comprehension with a teen tutor. We’ll have you traveling at warp 9.9 before the end of summer.

July 2

Alien Adventures

3 p.m., Kannapolis Branch (850 Mountain St), Ages 5-12

Are aliens real? We’ll explore the facts about what a planet would need to sustain life and how life on earth (and maybe in space) adapts to extreme environments, then we’ll create an alien of our own. We’ll also exercise our imagination with some alien-themed games.

July 3

Harrisburg Branch (201 Sims Pkwy) closed for Harrisburg July 4 preparations.

Celestial String Art

4 - 5 p.m., Kannapolis Branch (850 Mountain St), Ages 12-17

Create your own celestial string art pieces this summer. Supplies provided, with a variety of color options to customize each piece.

July 4

All locations closed for July 4 holiday.

July 5

Family Film Friday

3 - 5 p.m., Harrisburg Branch (201 Sims Pkwy), Family

Join us for a space-themed movie for all ages. (Rated PG)

July 6

Roots Roundtable

10:30 a.m. - noon, Concord Branch (27 Union St N), Adults

Swap research stories and sharpen your skills with fellow genealogists. Learning and fellowship abound at this gathering for genealogists of all levels, researching roots in Cabarrus or beyond! Sponsored by the Concord Friends of the Library.

Chess Club

11 a.m. – noon, Mt. Pleasant Branch (8556 Cook St), All ages

Play against others, test your skills, and make new friends at our chess club! Two chess sets will be provided. Feel free to bring your own.

Midland Book Club

11 a.m. – noon, Midland Branch (4297 NC HWY 24-27), Adults

“Falling” by Jane Green

For more information on the Cabarrus County Summer Reading Program, visit, find the library on Facebook at or contact the individual branches:

  • Concord: 27 Union St. North in Concord, 704-920-2050
  • Harrisburg: 201 Sims Parkway in Harrisburg, 704-920-2080
  • Kannapolis: 850 Mountain St. in Kannapolis, 704-920-1180
  • Midland: 4297 Hwy 24-27, Midland, 704-920-2040
  • Mt. Pleasant: 8556 Cook St. in Mt. Pleasant, 704-920-2202

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