Reading Takes You Everywhere

Welcome to Summer Read! We invite all ages to participate in this fun, reading filled 8 week program!

What is it?
An 8 week reading/activity oriented program. Once you complete and submit your weekly reading/activity, you’ll receive a prize and be eligible for a grand prize! Entries accepted
June 4-July 29, 2018.

How do I join?
No registration required. Each week you will submit the goal (read at least 2 hours or choose to complete an activity) you have completed HERE. Please ask Staff for any help with submissions.

Where do I claim the prizes?
All Adult prizes may be claimed at the Service Desk or the Information Desk.
All Babies/Kids/Teens prizes may be claimed at the KidSpace Desk.

Grand Prize Drawing Tuesday, August 3rd! You do not need to be present to win.

Check out our Summer Read newsletter for more information about Reading Takes You Everywhere and all of our events!

Community Flower Installation

June 4-July 29
KidSpace Desk
All Ages
Design a layered cellophane flower to be installed in the Atrium at the end of summer to create a community artwork.

Preschool Story Time

June 11-July 23
Mondays at 10:30am, 1:15pm, 5:30pm or Tuesdays at 10:30am
(NOT MEETING 6/19/18)
Craft Room
Ages 3-5
Wake up Mr. Turtle and participate in stories, activities, crafts, and other fun literacy builders. One program, but different times and days to come and enjoy the fun.

Books & Babies

Thursdays, June 14-July 26
(NOT MEETING 7/5/18)
Craft Room
Ages infant through 36 months with an adult.
Bouncing rhymes, songs, finger plays, stories, and other early literacy fun will be presented. 

Cosplay Tutorial Series

Thursdays, June 14 & June 21
4:00pm-5:00pm (classes may run longer depending on  the project)
Registration required (starting 5/31/18), 10 student limit. Call 345-1514 to sign up.
Middle & High Schoolers
Teens, thinking about creating a cosplay costume? Try out Worbla, a thermoplastic, to create a wrist guard/bracer from the fandom of your choice.  Please have concept art upon arrival for the first program. This is a multi-part program so please check your availability before registering.

Get Your PRIDE On!

Monday, June 18
Rotary Room
Did you know that June is LGBTQ Pride month? Come celebrate diversity in the Library. We are going to have our very own PRIDE party. Come for fun, cake, and socializing. We will have a button making station to make your own pride button. Wear your rainbow colors and come join the fun!

It's Not What It Looks Like!

By Douglas-Hart Nature Center
Tuesday, June 19
Craft Room
Ages 2-6 with an adult
Things aren't always what they seem...especially if we use a little imagination! Using "Not a Stick" by Antoinette Portis for inspiration, this interactive program will encourage our own creative improvisations! Live animal encounter included.

Library Legos

Library Legos
Wednesday, June 20
Rotary Room A
Grades K-8, kids under 8 with an adult.
If you love Legos, join us as we build together, take on challenges, show off building skills, and just have fun. 

Star Spangled Craft Night

Wednesday, June 20
Rotary Room B
Another Patriotic craft opportunity.
Decorate your own spool and make a mini wreath. The mini wreath is made from fabric and can be used as an ornament or a pin. Please bring a glue gun if you have one, oh, and bring a friend, too!

Maker Days

Thursday, June 21 & July 12
1:00pm-6:00pm or while supplies last
Grades K-5th, kids under 8 with an adult.
Join us and design some great projects. Thursday, June 21, we will be designing and building balloon cars. On July 12 we will be designing and building hot air balloons.

Travel Journal / Memory Jar

Friday, June 29
Craft Room
Grades K-6th, kids under 8 with  an adult.
Learn about how you can use gardening to help out your community and do fun gardening activities!

Make & Take

Saturday, June 23 & July 21
10:30am-4:00pm, or while supplies last.
KidSpace Atrium
All Ages: Kids under 8 with an adult.
Love to Craft? Drop in to make one, some, or all of our crafts, then take them home.

Did you know?

Enjoy working on jigsaw puzzles? 

The library is playing host to the creation of the world's largest jigsaw puzzle--it's 40,000 pieces and split into 10, 4,000 piece parts! This will be a community driven art project. A section at a time, we will have the jigsaw puzzle on the tables upstairs by the paperbacks, allowing any person to sit down and work on it.

When it is entirely finished, the donor plans to then donate the final piece to a facility that can house it. Fully put together, the puzzle will be 6.25 ft. tall and 22.25 ft. long!