ROCKPORT, Maine — The Rockport Public Library will hold a celebration of the books chosen for the Camden Rockport Middle School Summer Reads program 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, downstairs at the Rockport Opera House. Middle school students and their families are invited to attend. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Hope Elephants will be at the event to represent the fifth-grade book, “Magician’s Elephant” by Kate DiCamillo.

Sixth-graders will read “Eleven” by Patricia Reilly Giff, and a woodworking project will coincide with this choice.

Seventh-graders will read “No More Dead Dogs” by Gordon Korman, which will be represented by the Camden Rockport Animal Rescue League. The shelter will bring kittens, a dog and a variety of literature.

The eighth-grade book, “Touching Spirit Bear,” will be represented by a Native American activity.

Michelle Gabrielson, the Camden Regional Middle School literacy coach, and Kathy Foss, middle school media specialist, coordinate this program each year. They will be at this event to discuss the books and celebrate summer reading.

Call the library at 236-3642 for more information or visit to see a full program description and a calendar of events.