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Children's
Summer Reading
Events & Programs

Summer Reading Challenge

June 3- August 9

Read books, attend programs, and win prizes! This summer everyone who completes their summer reading challenge will earn a prize!

This year we're encouraging all participants to log their reading progress through Beanstack, our online platform. However, if you prefer the traditional paper version, download and print the PDF below!

Repeating Events

One Time Programs

Each week of the Summer Reading Program has a different theme to

inspire readers to explore the adventures waiting in their library!

June 3-8: Beyond the Stars (Space)

June 9-15: Aquatic Adventures (Ocean)

June 16-22: Roaming Readers (Travel)

June 23-29: Culinary Chronicles (Food)

June 30-July 6: Imaginary Realms (Fantasy)

July 7-13: Rediscovering Home (Local)

July 14-20: Time-Traveling Tales (History)

July 21-27: Science Safari (Science)

July 28-August 3: Cave Chronicles (Caves)

August 4-9: Trailblazer Tales (Exploration)

Repeating Events

Chldren's Library

Story Explorey

Select Mondays at 3 pm | Ages 6-12 (or mostly independent readers)

Adventure begins in your library! Children are invited to come read stories and then create their own using their adventure journals. There will be weekly themes, lots of stickers, and, of course, snacks!

Chldren's Library

Happy Camper Scavenger Hunt

All summer | All ages

Pick up a scavenger hunt kit from the library and head into nature! Oak leaves, acorns, dandelions, and more! Get familiar with the things growing all around you!

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StoryWalk at Stormy Oaks Nature Conservancy

Weeks of June 16-22, July 14-20, and August 4-10

Click here for directions! | All ages

Combine physical activity with literacy! StoryWalks feature pages of a story book on outdoor signs along a path. As families follow the path, parents and caregivers are invited to read each page aloud to their children. After completing the walk, stop by the children's area in the library before the end of summer reading to pick a small prize!

Chldren's Library

PAWS to Read with Wally

Twice a month on Thursday, starting June 6 | All ages

Make a ten-minute appointment to practice your reading skills with the cutest listener ever, a golden retriever named Wally!

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July

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Teach Children to Save: Program & Craft

Friday, July 19 at 11:00 am | Ages 6-12

NexTier Bank joins the summer fun! Using games, situation stories, and a recycled art craft time, children will explore the ideas of saving money for their future! 

Movie Matinee Friday

Friday, July 26 at 1:00 pm | All ages 

Come and watch an animated movie on our big screen. Sit on chairs or on the floor, picnic style. Bring a blanket and your own snacks!

The movie for July is Elemental, rated PG and released in 2023.

Science Class

Science Saturday: Science Fun

Saturday, July 27 at 11:30 am | Ages 3-7

Join us for Science Saturday at the library! Explore the fun with science!

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August

Community Clothes Swap: Children

August 1-3 during regular library hours.

Donate your clothes to the library, then come back and find something new! You don't have to donate to participate!

Balancing

Summer Reading Finale

Friday, August 9 at 12 pm at the Adams Township Community Park, Rotary Pavilion. Click here for directions!

It is time to celebrate all our great readers (and story listeners) as we close out the 2024 Summer Reading Program. Stop on by for your summer reading button, fun activities for kids and families, and to enjoy an ice-cold treat to beat the summer heat!

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A Huge Thank You to our Sponsors!

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