Adventure Begins at Your Library! May 24-July 13, 2024

Summer Reading programs for all ages!

Preschool (Birth – 4 years) collect fun prizes as they experience books! Read 50 books to pick out a free book at the Scholastic Book Fair!
Kids (5-12 years) collect prizes as they read! Read for 1,000 minutes to pick out a free book at the Scholastic Book Fair!
Teens (13-17 years) collect prizes as they read! Read for 1,000 minutes to pick out a free book at the Scholastic Book Fair!
Adults (18 and up) Read 1,000 minutes and earn prizes at 200, 400, 600, 800 and 1,000. Drawings for gift baskets for finishers.
Parents, feel free to sign up and log minutes anytime you read to your kids!

Beanstack is our NEW Summer Reading App! Click to register!

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We have so many fun things planned for all ages!
Events below require registration, click the event to register!

Babysitting Workshop ~ Wednesday, May 29 | 12-4 pm | Ages 11+
Want to start babysitting? Need training? Safety, meals, crafts, marketing and tips!
Art Adventurers ~ Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18 & 25 | 12-1 pm | Ages 7+
Each week we will explore what makes an artist while exploring some of the mediums an artist uses! Painting, drawing, jewelry making and pottery.
Backpack Boot Camp ~ Saturday, June 8 | 9-11 am | All ages | Location: Prospector Park 
Library and Parks & Rec prepare young adventurers for the trail. Learn survival skills, earn badges, decorate gear and decode library info. Only register the child, not adults.
Cricut Beach Bag | Saturday, June 8 | 10 am-Noon | Teens & Adults
Learn about the Cricut and decorate a beach bag! 
Read Better Be Better Reading Tutoring ~ Tuesdays & Thursdays | 3-4 pm
Free reading tutoring for 2nd-5th graders!  Each child will be paired up with a middle or high school student trained to aid in children’s literacy.  Eight week series beginning May 28. No session July 4.
It’s So Fluffy! ~ Monday, June 10 | 3-3:30 pm | Ages 6+
DIY a new squishie friend! Complete an adoption certificate, too!
Biblio Bites ~ Wednesday, June 19 | 3-4 pm | Ages 6+ (Teens & Adults too!)
This is a hands-on session where you will mix up your own trail mix!
Bridgerton Tea | Monday, June 24 | 2-3:30 pm | Teens & Adults
Dear Reader… you’re invited to tea, dress accordingly!  Dance, tea, crafts and gossip!
Beach Wreath | Monday, July 8 | 6-7:30 pm | Teens & Adults
Staff will guide you in creating a beach-themed wreath to keep.
Read & Rec Poolside ~ Sat, July 6 & Aug 3 | 9:30-11 am | Ages 5 & under
Join us at Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center for a story, activity and swimming!
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