Summer Reading

Select your program:

 (Birth through fifth graders (as of  Sept 2014)

Spark a Reaction Teen Program May 1 - August 9, 2014Teens include sixth graders through college freshmen (as of Sept 2014)

 

Join Our Summer Reading Program

May 1 - August 9, 2014

What is Summer Reading?

A free, fun program for kids birth-high school. Kids and teens do activities at home or at the library and earn the chance to win prizes! Sign-up online by selecting your program above or visit your local library to register and see a list of programs. Kids who register online should visit the library to pick up their Summer Reading materials. The teen program can be completed entirely online but teens should visit the library in order to pick up their free Keys ticket and Passport.

What can we win?

Prizes! - Just for signing up, kids and teens are registered for the Grand Prize drawing: a chance to win a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark! Kids are also registered for a chance to win a Kindle Fire, and teens could win a Playstation 4.

Upcoming Summer Reading Events

Extreme Hula Hoop Fun with Soolah Hoops!

Date: 
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Come join Soolah as she shares the joys of hula hooping! Kids will be entertained with a demonstration of hula hooping tricks with different kinds of hula hoops. Soolah will share her hoops, teaching kids how to hoop, how to do some tricks and play some games! Hoops will be provided! Please be sure your child is in comfortable clothing and has a water bottle to stay hydrated!

How To Use Your Marbles!

Date: 
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Marbles have been around throughout the world since ancient times. Join us as the Frederick Knucklers Marble Club demonstrate how the game of marbles is played and guide you through playing a couple of games. Marbles will be provided.

Extreme Hula Hoop Fun with Soolah Hoops!

Date: 
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Come join Soolah as she shares the joys of hula hooping! Kids will be entertained with a demonstration of hula hooping tricks with different kinds of hula hoops. Soolah will share her hoops, teaching kids how to hoop, how to do some tricks and play some games! Hoops will be provided! Please be sure your child is in comfortable clothing and has a water bottle to stay hydrated!

The a-MAZE-ing Marble Run!

Date: 
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
We're making our own homemade marble run tracks out of masking tape and cardboard recyclables! Design, build and test your own unique track design and then watch those marbles fly! A great hands-on way to start thinking about the basics of physics. For kids grades 1-5 with an adult. Extra cardboard tubes / recyclables welcome.

Science and the Arts: STEAM Program

Date: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Age Group: 
Learn about art masters in this three week "mini" art program. We'll discuss how science influenced various painters and their environment and the time period. You'll even get to explore your own unique take on their style of painting too. Please wear old clothing and be prepared to get messy! Ages 6-10. Registration required.

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