Children's Summer Reading
Special Guest Performers
Summer Reading Docs
Tails & Tales
The Children's Summer Reading program runs from June 1 through July 31, with pre-registration beginning when school wraps up. Children are broken into two groups: Read-to-me (ages birth to 5 years old) and Independent Readers (kindergartners through fifth-graders).
Read-to-me children pick up or print a reading sheet and put stickers on it each time they share a book. Share 25 books and receive a bag. Share 50 books and choose a book to keep.
Independent Readers pick up or print a summer reading gamecard. Complete 10 activities and receive a bag. Complete 20 activities and choose a book to keep.
This summer children will enjoy four special guest performers at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays:
Messy Mondays: From June 7 through July 26, kindergartners through sixth graders are invited to stop by the library each Monday (excluding July 5) for fun activities and crafts, including Wacky Painting (June 7), Flour Stress Balls (June 21), Tie Dye T-Shirts (July 12), Cardboard Engineering (July 19), and Top Chef Ice Cream Sundae Creations (July 26).
Story Time: Stop by the library at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday for a story and activity.
Story Time at the Park: Kids from birth to age 5 can join Margo for fun stories at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday in June and July (excluding July 1 and 8) at Lakeside Park, 1013 N. Long Drive.
Family Fun Nights: All ages are invited to attend Family Fun Night at 6 p.m. June 15 (karaoke and refreshments) and July 13 (family movie night and refreshments).
Fabulous Friday: Preschoolers through six graders are invited to stop by the library at 10:30 a.m. for fun activities: bingo, June 4; marble painting, June 18; campfire stories, songs and s'mores, July 9; marshmallow catapults, July 16; and life-size games, July 30.