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Kids Summer Reading

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KIDS Summer Reading 2018


Summer Reading is for everyone!

Why Summer Reading?

Summer Reading for Kids and Teens…

  • 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 9th and August 11th to sign up for Summer Reading.  Get a reading log for your age group and start keeping track of your  time reading.  (You may also sign up online and keep track of your time that way.)  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 11th. 

Summer Reading Info

Prizes for Fort Bragg kids and teens include C.V. Starr Community Center Daily Drop-In passes, Cowlick’s Ice Cream Café coupons, Spunky Skunk gift cards, Skunk Train Pudding Creek Express passes and more.

JUNE Events

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.

JULY Events

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.

Printable Summer Reading 2018 Schedule of Events

Helpful Links:

Summer Reading Tips for Parents

Find an age appropriate book at your library

Reading Lists by Age

Babies Need Words Booklist

Online Resources for Kids

Past Years Summer Reading Programs