The Summer Adventure is a free self-paced program in which critters (children) choose their reading level and keep track of how many days they read something or are read too. Have fun shaking your tails and completing optional challenges designed to keep young beasties engaged throughout the summer. The Summer Adventure is open to all creatures ages 0-12.
You may pick up reading trackers and calendars for the Summer Adventure at the desk in the Children’s Room starting Tuesday June 1. The reading tracker for July will be released during the last week of June. The last day to turn in a reading tracker is Tuesday July 27. For each day you read, or are read to, you get a ticket for a chance to win one of the fintastic prize baskets. The more you read, the more chances you will have to win! Reading materials include books, comics/graphic novels, magazines, audio books and ebooks. For every tail wagging optional challenge completed (each challenge may be completed once) you will earn a ticket into the prize basket drawing. Prize winners will be notified directly.
We have a community challenge this year! Fill the fishbowl at the desk in the Children’s Room and the library building will be turned into an animal!
Family events are outdoor at Chatauqua Park, located at 602 Rucker Street. Be sure to bring sunblock, water, and wear hats or bring umbrellas for shade. Social distancing is encouraged. Events are all ages.
Tuesday June 8 @ 10:30: Elizabeth Kahura
Listen to songs and stories from Africa!
Saturday June 19 @ 10:30: Lucas Miller the Singing Zoologist
Fun science and animal songs.
Tuesday June 22 @ 10:30: Southwest Dairy Farm
See a cow in real life! Milking Demonstration.
Tuesday, July 6 @ 10:30: Magician John O’Bryant
Event moved indoors at the library due to rain. Tickets will be handed out beginning at 9:30 in the lobby on a first come first served basis.
Masks are optional for this event. Distancing and hand hygiene are encouraged.
Friday-Saturday, July 9-10: Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Drop off is July 9 from 9-5 Pick up is July 10 from 9-11 Stuffies will visit the farm!
Tuesday, July 20 @ 10:30: Will Dupuy
Sing and Dance with Mr. Will
Tuesday, July 27 @10:30: Wildlife on the Move
Visit with and learn about wild animals!
Tweens events are for people ages 9-12. Spots are limited and tickets are required. Tickets will be handed out on a first come, first served basis one hour before the start of a program.
Wednesday June 16 @ 1:00: Care of Magical Creatures
Wednesday June 30 @ 1:00: Owl Pellet Dissection
Wednesday July 14 @ 1:00: Safari Mystery
Wednesday July 28 @ 1:00 Chemistry Roadshow
Due to the limited space and supplies needed for the tween programs we are unable to accommodate groups.
Take and Make Kits
Sign up for take and makes! These kits are a mix of crafts and fun giveaways during the summer. Each kit will have a week of live registration sign up, followed by a week to pick up your kit at the circulation desk at the Library.
- Kits are limited, registration is required.
- Kits that are not picked up within a week will be released to the general public.
Sign up starting July 6, pick up July 13:
Sign up starting July 20, pick up July 27: