2022 Summer Reading Program

This year's theme is An Ocean of Possibilities!

To participate in the Summer Reading Program, fill out the form below!

How does the Summer Reading Program work?

All  SRP events subject to change – please follow us on social media or our email newsletter to get up-to-date information about schedule changes and cancelations as soon as they are available!

Our Summer Reading Program is open to everyone, so join us for a summer full of fun!

Step one of the Summer Reading Program is to register using the form above. This lets us know how many people are participating, which helps us prepare our supplies! Our Summer Reading Program is made up of many different activities including programs, crafts, Storytimes,  activities, and reading challenges. If you participate in at least one activity you are eligible to enter to win a grand prize! For children and teens completing a reading log, and for adults completing a BINGO card are just some examples of things you can do that can earn you a grand prize entry. Some activities may earn you smaller awards as well, such as our Silly Saturday program for kids. There will be grand prizes for adults, teens, and children. The more activities you participate in, the more chances you have of wining the grand prize! In order to be eligible to win the grand prize, reading logs and BINGO cards must be given to library staff by September 7th. No late entries will be allowed. The grand prize winners will be announced on September 8th!

Grand Prizes:

Children:

*Free passes to the Children’s Museum of Skagit County

Teens:

*$30 Gift Card to Annie’s Pizza Station

* $30 Amazon Gift Card (2)

Adults:

* $30 5b’s Bakery Gift Card

*$30 Annie’s Pizza Station Gift Card

*$ Washington Discover Park Pass (2)

SRP for Kids

Events:

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Tuesday, June 14th & Wednesday August 31st: Drop off your friend before 5pm.

Wednesday, June 15th and Thursday September 1st: Pick up your friend after noon.

Bring your friend to the library and check them in for a night of fun! Our stuffed animal friends will participate in fun activities like Storytime, movie watching, chess matches, LEGO building, Nintendo Switch gaming, and more. We’ll take pictures of their adventures and you’ll get copies printed out and posted on social media!  The next day, come pick your friend, get a special sleepover gift bag, and hear all about the fun!

Messy Maker Midafternoons

Every Wednesday from June 14th – August 31st at 3pm:

Join Miss Emily for a messy playtime! Throughout the summer we’ll have lots of fun with bubbles, water balloon fights, slime, painting, and more!

Storytime

June 14th & 28th, July  12th & 26th, August 9th & 23rd @ 10:30am:

Join Miss Emily for Storytime with books, songs, and crafts!

LEGO Club

June 25th, July  9th & 23rd, August 6th & 20th @ 2pm:

Join Miss Emily for LEGO challenges and building fun!

LEGO Club

Homeschool Hangout

June 24th, July 29th, August 26th @ 4pm:

Homeschooled families can join us at 4pm on Friday the 29th for fun activities for kids & a chance to meet others and build friendships. For the adults this is a great chance to trade tips/advice and build a support system!

Silly Saturday

Every Saturday from June 14th – August 31st during open hours:

Find five silly things in the library to win a small prize. Don’t forget to find Bigfoot!

Children's Reading Logs available for pick-up now!

For every day that you read for at least five minutes during the Summer Reading Program, put a sticker on your reading log! 

Finished your log? Turn it in for an entry for a grand prize! 

SRP for Kids & Teens

Concrete Youth Activity Day:
From River to Sea

July 14th, 10am - 2pm

Join us in celebrating the youth in our community at Veteran’s Memorial Park, the Upper Skagit Library, and a few other locations around Concrete! This year’s theme is “From the River to the Sea” and activities will include an “Underwater” Photo Booth and a Just Dance Dance-Off at the library, library card sign-ups, take and make crafts, and Octopus Ringtoss at our table in Veteran’s Memorial Park, a Scavenger Hunt around town, and so many fun other activities hosted by our community partners! CYAD is for ages 0-18.

Sponsored and organized by the Concrete Resource Coalition, families will receive goodie bags filled with neat treasures and information from many local organizations. 

Stay tuned for more information! 

SRP for Teens

Events:

Let's Give It A Try!

June 23rd @ 5pm

To kick off our ocean-themed Summer Reading Program we’re going to needle felt orcas and narwhals!

July 29th @ 3pm

Let’s paint and scratch! Choose from painting or scratch art or go for both!

August 13th @ 3pm

Let’s make ocean terrariums and beachy candles!

Write On!

June 25th & July 30th @ 3pm

Need inspiration for a story? Have an idea but don’t know how to start? Want feedback on your work? Just want to be around other people who are also writing at the same time? Join us! 

Teen Sign Language Club

June 28th @ 5pm

July 9th & 23rd @ 3pm

August 6th & 20th @ 3pm

Want to learn a new language? Curious about signed languages? Want to just have some fun? Join us! Sign Club is open to all skill levels, so don’t let the fact that you don’t know ASL stop you from joining in!

Dungeons & Dragons

July 1st, 15th, & 22nd @ 3pm

August 5th & 26th @ 3pm

Welcome adventurers! Join us on an epic quest on the high seas as we take on the Ghosts of Saltmarsh with our own special twists! Character sheets, dice, and more provided by the library.

Mystery Box Game

August 19th at 5pm

It’s an escape room in a box! 

Join us for Exit: The Game’s “The Sunken Treasure” adventure! 

EXIT: The Game is a series of escape room games for the home. Players must solve riddles and puzzles and crack codes to escape from an imaginary room or environment. But the clock is ticking! Can you escape?

Setting sail for dangerous waters, you embark on a treacherous quest for the legendary treasure of the Santa Maria. While investigating, something goes terribly wrong and you are trapped deep underwater! Can you solve the riddles of the wreck and recover the treasure?

Teen/Young Adult Reading Logs available for pick-up now!

For every day that you read for at least five minutes during the Summer Reading Program, put a sticker on your reading log! 

Finished your log? Turn it in for an entry for a grand prize! 

Collaborative Reading Project

Color in and write the title of each book you read from June 14th – August 20th on the sheet on our bulletin board in the teen room.

If all of the books are colored in by August 20th, we’ll have a party to celebrate!

SRP for Adults

Events

Adult Craft Night

June 30th at 6pm

Come learn a new craft and make new friends!

Adult Summer Reading Bingo Cards are available for pick-up now!

Complete one full row of tasks for a bingo, to earn one entry towards the adults’ grand prize drawing.

For each additional row completed they will receive another entry into the drawing.