Children's Summer Reading Program

The Upper Skagit Library is a member of the Collaborative Summer Library Program organization, which puts together programming for participating members to use for summer reading programs across the nation. The goal is to keep kids (and their families!) reading even when school is out for the summer. Each summer’s program has a different theme to celebrate. Here at the Upper Skagit Library, we use some of the programming provided by the CSLP as well as some events and ideas of our own!

2019’s Summer Reading Program begins on June 15th and ends on August 10th. 

This year's theme is 

“In the summer of 2019, 16,000 libraries across the country will celebrate space exploration in their summer reading programs. The slogan “A Universe of Stories” was chosen by library professionals to help inspire children of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own story. The Collaborative Summer Library Program and STAR Net are partnering to share STEM resources with these libraries.

This summer learning program will coincide with NASA’s 60 years of achievement and its celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.” 

– [via Star Net]

Silly Saturdays:

Time: All Day 

Location: Upper Skagit Library

Find five silly things in the library and win a small prize! For all ages. Saturdays June 15th-August 10th.

 

Out of this World Crafternoons: 

Time:  Every Wednesday in July at 3-4pm

Location:  Upper Skagit Library

Come get your super-craftiness on as we make cool universe-themed crafts. For all ages. 

Concrete Youth Activity Day: 

Time: July 12th, 11:30-3pm

Location: Veterans Park (across the street from the library), Concrete, WA  

Youth Activity Day is a free day for youth and families to enjoy field games,  hands-on activities, live music & entertainment, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, drinks, connections with resource providers, prizes, and an outdoor family movie.  It is sponsored by the Concrete Resource Coalition.

Special entertainment sponsored by the Upper Skagit Library at 1:30pm: Wren & Della Circus Show!

Space Quest with Heidi Larson:

Time: August 2nd, 3-4pm

Location: Upper Skagit Library

Explore space at each station: test real meteorites with robots, peer into an infinity star box, create a planetary object and watch it orbit in space, spin a vortex dome and play with a gravity well, experience Space VR, explore the atmosphere and make clouds and lightning and more! 

https://www.ideahatchery.org

Paid for by the Friends of Skagit Libraries. 

 

The Reptile Man:

Time: August 9th, 4-5pm

Location: Upper Skagit Library lawn

See and learn about exotic reptiles from around the world! The Reptile Man will show a variety of reptiles and talk about their individual importance to the balance of nature. Certain animals are available for petting following the performance. All dangerous snakes have been surgically devenomized. 

https://www.reptileman.com/

Boys & Girls Club Activities: 

Time: Thursdays 

Location: Upper Skagit Library 

Exclusive to Boys & Girls Club members. 

Click to view the Summer Reading Program Calendar
Click here for the Summer Reading Program Children's Reading Log

Adult Summer Reading Program