Check Out the Smokey Bear Summer Reading Challenge Kick-Off on June 28th

On Friday, June 28th, from 3-5pm, kick off the summer at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site with family-friendly activities, free summer learning resources, and more!

Smokey Bear is turning 80 this year! To celebrate America’s most popular spokes-bear, we’re learning all about the outdoors and fire safety. On Friday, June 28, from 3-5pm, families can join Mountain Lake PBS, Lake Placid Public Library, and more local organizations for a meet and great with Smokey!

Get an up close look at a fire truck with the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department and take the Smokey Bear Pledge. Kids can earn environmental education badges, learn about trees from an expert, and get started on the Smokey Bear Summer Reading Challenge.

Visit the Mountain Lake PBS table for a FREE backpack* with:

  • PBS KIDS activities and goodies
  • Educational resources
  • Children’s books to take home, courtesy of the Hallock Giving Library.

*Supplies are limited to 25 backpacks

Additional organizations at the Kick-Off event include Cornell University Uihlein Maple Research Forest, Paul Smith’s College ADK Watershed Institute, and the ADK Mountain Club.

For more info on the Kick-Off event, visit the Lake Placid Public Library Facebook page. We can’t wait to see you there!