Below is what was planned before the pandemic hit. The game was still on but the challenge slightly altered to keep us reading while social distancing. We look forward to the time when we can, once again, share summer reading fun with everyone. Fort Bragg Library staff
Kids Summer Reading 2020
SUMMER READING IS FOR EVERYONE!
Summer reading programs encourage reading as a lifelong habit, help students maintain their skills through the long summer break, and generates interest in books that your child may not otherwise read. Summer Reading activities, prizes and events also provide motivation for reluctant readers to participate and develop a genuine interest in reading. Stop by your local Mendocino County Library Branch and check out our summer reading program today.
Fort Bragg Library Summer Reading 2020
June 6th – August 8th
Kids and teens (0 to 18) can read and win prizes. Stop by the library between June 6th and August 8th to sign up for Summer Reading. Get a reading log for your age group and start keeping track of your reading time. You’ll receive prizes for completing different levels on your reading log, and you’ll get raffle tickets, too. After you finish your log, you can keep reading and do the Fort Bragg Library Spinner Challenge, where you can win more raffle tickets. Raffle winners will be announced on August 8th.
Prizes for Fort Bragg kids and teens include Bookwinkle’s gift cards, C.V. Starr Community Center Daily Drop-In passes, Cowlick’s Ice Cream Café coupons, and Spunky Skunk gift cards.
Saturday, June 6—SRP Kick-off. Be one of the first people to sign up for Summer Reading and get special prizes. From 10:30 to noon, celebrate with face-painting, Pin the Tail on the Triceratops, and more, and then at 2 p.m. enjoy the high-energy entertainment of award-winning magician Magical Nathaniel.
Saturday, June 13, 11 a.m. to noon—Mystery Art Contest Launch. Come to Kids Crafts and get started on your mystery art project for the contest that ends on August 1st. (You may participate in the contest even if you don’t attend this event, see below.)
Saturday, June 20, 2 – 4 p.m. Holes. Watch the 2003 movie (based on the award-winning Louis Sachar book), starring Shia LaBeouf and Sigourney Weaver. Rated PG. Refreshments served.
June 13th to August 1st—Mystery Art Contest. Kids ages 3 to 16 are invited to create mysterious artwork, or art about a mystery. Use watercolor, acrylic, oil, pencil, ink, markers, crayons, pastels, etc. Pick up an entry form at the Check-Out Desk and turn in it with your artwork.
Saturday, July 11, 3 – 4 p.m. Coventry & Kaluza. These award-winning circus comedians bring a variety of skills and thrills to their show, which features juggling, acrobatics, music, comedy and “high numbers” hula-hooping.
Saturday, July 18, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Wizard of Oz Mystery for Kids. Children ages 8 to 12 are invited to be suspects who are also detectives in the mystery of the death of the Wicked Witch of the East. Ozzy snacks included.
Wednesday, July 22, 4 – 5 p.m. Gems Rock! Watch a live and on-video presentation about gems and dig deeper to discover real rubies, emeralds, and crystals that you can take home.
Friday, July 31, 11 a.m. – 12 noon. Wild Things Inc.: Animals of the World. Meet animal ambassadors from five continents and hear their extraordinary personal stories. This program includes a 15-foot Burmese python and a brown lemur.
Saturday, August 1, 2 – 4 p.m. Harry Potter Mystery. Neville Longbottom has been murdered! You can become a Harry Potter character who is both a suspect and a detective. (If you’d like to play a specific character, please sign up ahead of time.) Food will be served in the Great Hall. This program is recommended for ages 10 and up.
Saturday, August 8, 2 – 3 p.m. Kids’ Art & Talent Show. Children up to age 12 are invited to perform noncompetitively—music, dance, comedy, magic, etc.—in the Community Room. No need to audition but please sign up in advance. And see the winners of the Mystery Art Contest! Refreshments served.
Storytime at 11 a.m. on Fridays and 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays,
Kids Crafts at 11 to 12 on Saturdays.
A Universe of Stories
KIDS Summer Reading 2019
Summer Reading is for everyone!
Why Summer Reading?
Summer Reading for Kids…
- Advances literacy and academic performance by engaging children and teens in reading and reading-related activities during the summer months.
- Fosters a love of reading through library programs and services.
- Increases successful reading experiences through librarian-supported, self-selected, voluntary reading.
- Involves parents and all family members in the library summer reading experience.
- Improves children’s access to library materials and activities, which will encourage them to become lifelong readers and library users.
- It’s fun and you can win prizes!
Kids (0 to 12) can read and get prizes. Stop by the library between June 8th and August 10th to sign up for Summer Reading. Get a reading log for your age group and start keeping track of your time reading. You’ll receive prizes for completing different levels on your reading log, and you’ll get raffle tickets, too. After you finish your log, you can keep reading and do the Fort Bragg Library Spinner Challenge, where you can win more raffle tickets. Raffle winners will be announced on August 10th.
Prizes for Fort Bragg kids include Bookwinkle’s gift cards, C.V. Starr Community Center Daily Drop-In passes, Cowlick’s Ice Cream Café coupons, and Spunky Skunk gift cards.
KIDS Summer Reading 2018
Saturday, June 9th SRP Kick-off: Be one of the first people to sign up for Summer Reading and get special prizes. Celebrate with rock-painting and face-painting from 10:30 to noon and then special performer Magical Nathaniel at 1 p.m. This 23-year-old magician has loved magic for twenty years and he has performed over a thousand shows, won many magic competitions, and designed and built many original illusions.
Saturday, June 16th, 2 to 4 p.m.—Family Movie Sing-Along, Bye-Bye Birdie: The 1963 musical about rock stars, fans, family, and television. Refreshments served.
Saturday, June 23rd, 2 to 3 p.m.—Marine Science Demo: Come watch local underwater video in 3D/360 with VR goggles, and check out the cool equipment used to film it. This program, presented by the Noyo Center for Marine Science, will address the kelp forest crisis and related issues facing our ocean ecosystem.
Wednesday, June 27th, 3:30 to 4 p.m.—Dinosaurs Rock: The library will transform into a museum with dinosaur fossils and other prehistoric-related items, many genuine and life-size. See specimens that are 10,000 to over 500 million years old. interactive, educational, and fun.
Saturday, June 30th, 2 to 3 p.m.—Drum Etc. Circle: Families are invited to play our percussion instruments or bring their own.
Saturday, July 7th, 2 to 4 p.m.—Kids Mystery: Kids 8 to 12 are invited to play a do-it-yourself Clue-style mystery. Costumes encouraged but not required. Refreshments served.
Saturday, July 14th, 2 to 3:30 p.m.—Family Movie Sing-Along: Schoolhouse Rock! Catchy songs explain how a bill becomes a law, why three is a magic number, and much more.
Friday, July 20th, 3 to 4 p.m.—Musician Andy Z: A multiple award-winning children’s performer, singer/songwriter and educator, Andy Z combines music, movement, storytelling and character puppets to create an experience that keeps kids engaged and families entertained.
Tuesday, July 31st, 5:30 to 7 p.m.—Harry Potter Trivia: Celebrate Harry’s birthday by testing your knowledge about him against other Muggles. You may play on your own or on a team. Ages 8 to adult.
Saturday, August 4th, 3 to 3:30 p.m.—Fratello Marionettes present “Aladdin”: See this magical tale adapted from The 1,001 Arabian Nights as you’ve never seen it before, with traditional music, intricate costumes, and dramatic staging. Friendship and kindness triumph over evil as Aladdin discovers the magical lamp, frees and befriends the powerful genie, thwarts the evil sorcerer, and saves the kingdom.
Saturday, August 11th, 2 to 3 p.m. Kids Talent Show: Children up to age 12 are invited to perform—music, dance, comedy, magic, etc. in the Community Room. No need to audition but please sign up in advance. This is noncompetitive and anyone who enters will get a little prize. Refreshments served.