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

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.

Soolah Hoops

Date: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Event Type: 
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! Best for grades K-8.

Science Under the Stars

Date: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Fizz Boom Science Experiments - every week a different experiment - this is a very hands on program, so come prepared to get messy, get dirty, get creative! We'll build, take apart, examine, play and discover. Ages 6-11, please register weekly to assure for adequate supplies.

Wacky Wednesdays at C. Burr Artz!

Date: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12:00am
Age Group: 
Join us again this summer as we get a little bit wacky on Wednesdays! Each Wednesday we will be dressing up for some wacky theme and invite everyone to do the same.

The weekly themes are:

June 4: Tie-Dye Day
June 11: Mismatched Clothes Day
June 18: Dress Like a Librarian Day
June 25: Mad Scientist Day

July 2: Red, White and Blue Day
July 9: Prince, Princess and Knight Day
July 16: Favorite T-Shirt Day
July 23: Sports Day
July 30: Favorite Storybook Character Day

August6: Superhero Day

Pages