CCPL and Department Of Recreation, Parks And Tourism To Host Summer Kick-Off Event

BRYANS ROAD, Md. – Kick off the summer with Charles County Public Library (CCPL) and Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism with a special celebration on Saturday, June 10, 2023. This free event will bring together Charles County families to celebrate the start of the library’s summer learning program, as well as #NRPAFamilyHealthDay. 

The event will feature MadScience DC STEM demonstrations, a musical performance by Sun V Set, and field games and physical activities for all ages. There will also be food available for purchase from a selection of local food trucks. 

“Every summer, the library has a summer learning and reading program for the community. This year we wanted to raise awareness about our program, while partnering with the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism to combine reading and fitness,” stated KennethWayne Thompson, Executive Director of Charles County Public Library.

“Charles County Recreation, Parks and Tourism is excited to kick off the summer at the park celebrating families, learning and health and fitness. June 10 is National Family Health & Fitness Day. We felt that this would be a wonderful opportunity to incorporate the library’s summer learning initiative and family health and fitness. We have a wonderful day planned and we are looking forward to seeing everyone out there,” said Ju’Wann Jones, Chief of Recreation for Charles County Recreation, Parks and Tourism. 

The event will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Ruth B. Swann Park from 10AM to 2PM and all activities are free. The park is located next to the Potomac Branch of the Charles County Public Library. For more information on this event and CCPL’s Summer Learning Challenge visit For more information on #NRPAFamilyHealthDay visit

About Charles County Public Library

The Charles County Public Library creates opportunities for our community to engage, discover, and learn. CCPL consists of four library branches, as well as a Mobile Library. CCPL has a staff of more than 100 full-time and part-time employees. Our branches house over 200,000 volumes of printed material, audio books, film, and other documents, and we have an online branch at where we are adding new resources regularly. Currently, there are over 75,000 county residents who have library cards and that number grows every day. 

About Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism

The Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism administers and coordinates all recreational and tourism programs, activities, and special events, as well as park system planning, design, development, and maintenance within Charles County.  The Department maintains 4,194 acres of county parkland on 33 parks and 20 indoor recreational facilities. The facilities and programs are diverse in nature providing a wide variety of active and passive recreational opportunities for county residents and visitors alike. 

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