Welcome to Summer Reading 2021: Tales and Tails! 

  • When: July 12 - August 19
  • Who: Anyone who reads books or listens to books! From Babies to Adults!
  • How: Register through the links below!
  • What: Events, Activities, Raffles, Prizes, Reading, Animals, and More!

Important Note:

We are requiring registration for programs and events this year. For weekly events like storytime, please register only for the weeks you plan to attend so everyone gets a chance. Click here to register through the Event Calendar.

Come on a safari with us! Register with Beanstack and log your time spent reading or listening to books. Each family should set up one account through Beanstack. You can then add as many readers as you want, and each reader will have their own goals, challenges, and prizes.

Everyone who spends at least 15 minutes a day reading or listening to books gets a weekly prize!  Plus, the more you read, the more animals you’ll find on our safari. For every animal, there’s a pin! Can you collect them all?

And for those who want to REALLY challenge themselves, we’ve added an extra special reward. If you read or listen for 100 hours during Summer Reading, you’ll get a Golden Eagle pin AND a bookplate in your favorite library book naming you a Summer Reading 2021 Champion!


Show Us Your Wild Side! (Costume Photo Shoot)

  • August 4 and 5, 12pm-3pm
  • Library Lawn

We’re going to have a wild time at this photo shoot! Come to the library dressed up as your favorite animal and get your photo taken with some wild pals. Costumes can be based on ANY animal: real, imaginary, characters, wild, domesticated, you name it! You’ll earn a prize, and we’ll share all of the photos (with permission) on the library Facebook with their own special description. Maybe your costume will be “fuzziest” or “most spots” or “silliest”! 

Zoom Pet Show

Everyone’s favorite part of Zoom is when you get to see your friends’ pets, so we decided to have a Zoom Pet Show! Each participant will get a few minutes to show us their pet and tell us some fun facts about them. People who just want to see other people’s pets are welcome too!

Magic by Scott Jameson

  • August 18, 3:30pm
  • Library Lawn

See the show audiences are calling “Superb!”, “A blast!”, and “Heartwarming fun for the whole family.” Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and a member of the audience will unlock telekinetic abilities. For more information visit Scott’s website at www.scottjameson.com, or contact the library. Don’t miss it!

Songs and Stories:

  • Mondays 11am - 11:30am
  • On the Library Lawn
  • Recommended for Ages: 18 months - 5years

Join us for a fun storytime full of silly songs, rhymes, and simple stories. Intended for toddlers and preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Big Kid Storytime:

  • Tuesdays 3:30pm - 4pm
  • Library Lawn
  • Recommended for Ages: 5 - 10

Stories for Big(ger) Kids! Join us to share and discuss longer, more complicated stories. We have lots of picture books to share that were written specifically for elementary aged kids, including folktales, biographies, adventure stories, and more!

[NEW] Baby Lapsit Storytime:

  • July 21, 11:00am - 11:30am
  • August 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Library Lawn
  • Recommended for Babies 3mos - 18mos

Babies and their caregivers of all types are invited to try out our Baby Lapsit Storytime. We’ll do 15-20 minutes of songs, rhymes, and movement stories selected specifically for babies, then spend the rest of the time having an informal playgroup.

Weekly Crafts:

  • In Person: Mondays 3pm, On the Library Lawn
  • Take-home Kits Available: M-Th 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-3pm (first come first served)
  • Recommended for Ages: 6 and up

Join us for a fun craft or activity on Monday afternoons! If you can’t come in person, pick up a take-home activity kit anytime from the Children’s Room.

Bubble Blast

  • July 14, 3:30 - 4
  • August 11, 3:30 - 4
  • Library Lawn

Put on your “gettin’ messy” clothes and join us for some bubbly fun! We’ll have bubble solution, lots of different wands, and supplies to invent your own bubble blowing tools. Can you blow the biggest bubbles? The most colorful? The highest floating? 

Cloudwatching

  • July 28, 3:30 - 4
  • August 10, 3:30 - 4
  • Library Lawn
  • Recommended for Ages 3 - 10

Look in the sky! It’s a bunny! No, a duck! No, a submarine! It’s….it’s...whatever your imagination sees!  Join us for some low-key cloud watching. We’ll talk about what shapes we see in the clouds and a little bit about cloud science. There will even be a cloud-related craft!

Stargazing

  • July 29, 8:30pm
  • August 12, 8:30pm
  • Ages 12 - 17

Learn to find constellations and hear the myths and legends behind them. We’ll also go over the basics of reading a star map so you can have your own stargazing party anytime!

Honey Heist

  • July 22, 4:30pm - 6pm
  • August 5, 4:30pm - 6pm
  • Library Lawn
  • Ages 12-17

Have you always wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons, but felt like it was too complicated/too much time commitment? This is the game for you! Honey Heist is a game about planning and executing a fool-proof robbery...as bears...with hats. It’s a fun and silly game where you can learn the mechanics of an RPG without any pressure.

Dungeons and Dragons Summer Session

  • Tuesdays July 13-August 17
  • 5pm
  • Library Lawn
  • Ages 12-17

New and experienced players alike are invited to join us every week for some swords and sorcery! We’ll go through character creation and play through two or three adventures over the course of the session.

My child doesn't read yet, can she still participate?

Yes! Listening to books that are read aloud absolutely counts as reading time, and no one is too young to participate. We even have special prizes for our youngest participants.

I'm a teen or adult. Am I too old for this?

You're never too old! We have a Read Harder Challenge for adults, and special events planned specifically for teens! Teens are also eligible for prizes if they log their reading through Beanstack.

I missed pre-registration! What do I do?

Not a big deal at all. You can sign up anytime on Beanstack.

I'm already signed up for a summer reading program somewhere else. Can I do this too?

Please do! The more the merrier!

Do you have anything to do besides reading logs?

Yes! We have lots of activities and events! They're listed below.

Is the library open yet? How can we read if we can't get books?

The library is fully open as of June 1, 2021! We're also still offering Curbside Pickup for holds and you can always request a Book Bundle if you want some surprises!