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Summer Reading 2016

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Summer reading programs encourage reading as a lifelong habit, help children 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.

Summer Reading 2016 @ Fort Bragg Branch Library

 

Read for the Win

All Ages Programs:

Encouraging you and your family to take time out for quality reading time

June 21st—Summer Reading Kick-off:  11 am—2 pm: Sign up for the summer reading program and check out some of the library’s cool new offerings

June 22nd-Let’s Play: Forbidden Island: (under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) 3:30 PM: Come, learn how to play Forbidden Island and  find out about more games you can check out from the library.

June 29th—Origami: 2 pm: Learn to make great origami creations with Kathy!  Those 10 and under need to bring an adult with them.

July 6th—Let’s Play: Pandemic!: (under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) 3:30 PM: Come, learn how to play Pandemic! and  find out about more games you can check out from the library.

July 16th–Cowgirl Karen!: 3 pm: Join us for Cowgirl Karen and her many tricks! Wear your best western gear and join in the fun!

July 20th—Let’s Play: Ticket to Ride: (under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) 3:30 PM: Come, learn how to play Ticket to Ride and  find out about more games you can check out from the library.

July 22nd—Wool Felting & Sheep Stories: 2 pm: Join the Hopland Extension Program to learn how to felt and hear some fun stories about sheep.

July 27th—Harry Potter fun & Games: 3:30 pm: Join us in celebrating Harry’s birthday with fun and games and maybe even a round of Quidditch.

August 5th—Wild Things: 11 am: Come meet animals from  five continents and hear their stories.

 

read for the win froggyChildren’s Programs:

Developing early language skills and preparing children for success.

Kids! Grab one of our Summer Reading Logs, color a picture each time you read for 20 minutes and when your log is complete, bring it in for a prize from our Treasure Chest!

June 21st—Summer Reading Kick-off—ALL AGES:  11 am—2 pm: Come sign up for the summer reading program and check out some of the library’s cool new offerings

June 21st—lEGOs: 4 pm: Come build fabulous creations .

June 22nd-Let’s Play: Forbidden Island: 8  AND UP—3:30 PM: COME LEARN HOW TO PLAY Forbidden Island and  find out about more games.

June 23rd—Summer Storytime: 10:15 am: Join us for songs and stories.

June 24th—summer Storytime: 10:15 am: Join us for songs and stories.

June 25th—kids craft: 11 am: Join us for making tie dye flags.

June 28th—lEGOs: 4 pm: Come build fabulous creations .

June 29th—Origami—All ages: 2 pm: Come learn to make great origami creations with Kathy!  Those 10 and under need to bring an adult with them.

June 30th—summer Storytime: 10:15 am: Join us for songs and stories.

 

July 1st—Summer Storytime: 10:15 am: Join us for songs and stories.

July 2nd–kids craft: 11 am: Join us for kid friendly crafts.

July 5th—lEGOs: 4 pm: Come build fabulous creations .

JULY 6TH—Let’s Play: pandemic: 8  AND UP—3:30 PM: COME LEARN HOW TO PLAY Pandemic and find out about more games.

July 7th—Summer Storytime: 10:15 am: Join us for songs and stories.

July 8th—Summer Storytime: 10:15 am: Join us for songs and stories.

July 9th–kids craft: 11 am: Join us for kid friendly crafts.

July 12th—lEGOS: 4 pm: Come build fabulous creations.

July 14th—Summer Storytime: 10:15 am: Join us for songs and stories.

July 15th—Summer Storytime: 10:15 am: Join us for songs and stories.

July 16th–kids craft: 11 am: Join us for kid friendly crafts.

July 16th–Cowgirl Karen!: 3 pm: Join us for Cowgirl Karen and her many tricks! Wear your best western gear and join in the fun!

July 19th—lEGOS: 4 pm: Come build fabulous creations.

July 20th—Let’s Play: Ticket to Ride: 8  AND UP—3:30 PM: COME LEARN HOW TO PLAY Ticket to Ride and  find out about more games.

July 21st—Summer Storytime: 10:15 am: Join us for songs and stories.

July 22nd—Summer Storytime: 10:15 am: Join us for songs and stories.

July 22nd—Wool Felting & Sheep Stories: 2 pm: join the Hopland Extension Program to learn how to felt an d hear some fun stories about sheep.

July 23rd—kids craft: 11 am: Join us for kid friendly crafts.

July 26th—lEGOS: 4 pm: Come build fabulous creations.

July 27th—Harry Potter fun & Games —all ages: 3:30 pm: Join us in celebrating Harry’s birthday with fun and games and maybe even a round of Quidditch.

July 28th—Summer Storytime: 10:15 am: Join us for songs and stories.

July 29th—Summer Storytime: 10:15 am: Join us for songs and stories.

July 30th—kids craft: 11 am: Join us for kid friendly crafts.

 

August 2nd—lEGOS: 4 pm: Come build fabulous creations .

August 4th—Summer Storytime: 10:15 am: Join us for songs and stories.

August 5th—Summer Storytime: 10:15 am: Join us for songs and stories.

August 5th—Wild Things: 11 am: Come meet animals from  five continents and hear their stories.

 

Teen Summer Reading imagesTeen Programs:

Motivating teens to read and write for fun.

Teens! Pick up your Summer Reading Bingo Card, take on the challenges then return your completed card for a chance to win a prize!

June 21st-Summer Reading Kick-off:  11-2 pm: Come sign up for the summer reading program and check out some of the library’s cool new offerings.

June 25th-Tie Dye Socks: 3 pm: Tie dye a pair of socks or two.  All material provided.

June 29th-Origami: 2 pm: Come learn to make great origami  creations with Kathy! 

 

July 1st-Camp NaNoWriMo Kick-Off: 4 pm: Sign up for Camp NaNoWriMo and spend July writing a novel.

July 7th-Anime Sports Showcase: 3:30 pm: Anime fans, come check out several sports anime series.  We’ll be streaming episodes and may even have a surprise or two.

July 8th-Have Fun Storming the Castle: 4 pm: Join us for Dungeons and Dragons fun, no  experience necessarily.  We’ll do everything from creating characters to starting a campaign.

July 15th-Have Fun Storming the Castle: 4 pm: Join us for Dungeons and Dragons fun, no  experience necessarily.  We’ll do everything from creating characters to starting a campaign.

July 21st-Star Trek: Beyond: 3:30 pm: Celebrate the 5oth Anniversary of Star Trek and the new Star Trek movie with a craft, a costume contest, and a screening of Star Trek (2009).

July 22nd-Have Fun Storming the Castle: 4 pm: Join us for Dungeons and Dragons fun, no  experience necessarily.  We’ll do everything from creating characters to starting a campaign.

July 23rd-Teen Lock In: 8 pm to Midnight: A special after hours event for teens at the library which will include a scavenger hunt, karaoke, pizza and more.  Signed permission slips must be in by July 20th.

July 26th-Harry Potter Fun & Games: 3:30 pm: Join us in celebrating Harry’s birthday with fun and games and maybe even a round of Quidditch.

July 29th-Have Fun Storming the Castle: 4 pm: Join us for Dungeons and Dragons fun, no  experience necessarily.  We’ll do everything from creating characters to starting a campaign.

July 30th-Drop Spindle & Yarn Making: 3 pm: Make a drop spindle out of an old cd and learn the basics of spinning yarn.

 

August 5th-Camp NaNoWriMo Wrap Up: 4 pm: Turn in your completed Camp NaNoWriMo novel to get a bound copy of it.

 

read for the win bannerAdult Programs:

Encouraging adults to experience the joys of reading.

Adults! Pick up one of our Summer Reading cards, list the six books you read, add your name and phone number and bring it by the library to be entered in our raffle for a bag full of cool, local treats!

June 21st—Summer Reading Kick-off:  11 am—2 pm: Sign up for the summer reading program and check out some of the library’s cool new offerings

June 22nd-Let’s Play: Forbidden Island: (under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) 3:30 PM: Come, learn how to play Forbidden Island and  find out about more games you can check out from the library.

June 29th—Origami: 2 pm: Learn to make great origami creations with Kathy!  Those 10 and under need to bring an adult with them.

 

July 1st-Camp NaNoWriMo Kick-Off: 4 pm: Sign up for Camp NaNoWriMo and spend July writing a novel.

July 6th—Let’s Play: Pandemic!: (under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) 3:30 PM: Come, learn how to play Pandemic! and  find out about more games you can check out from the library.

July 8th-Have Fun Storming the Castle: 4 pm: Join us for Dungeons and Dragons fun, no  experience necessarily.  We’ll do everything from creating characters to starting a campaign.

July 15th-Have Fun Storming the Castle: 4 pm: Join us for Dungeons and Dragons fun, no  experience necessarily.  We’ll do everything from creating characters to starting a campaign.

July 20th—Let’s Play: Ticket to Ride: (under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) 3:30 PM: Come, learn how to play Ticket to Ride and  find out about more games you can check out from the library.

July 21st-Star Trek: Beyond: 3:30 pm: Celebrate the 5oth Anniversary of Star Trek and the new Star Trek movie with a craft, a costume contest, and a screening of Star Trek (2009).

July 22nd—Wool Felting & Sheep Stories: 2 pm: Join the Hopland Extension Program to learn how to felt and hear some fun stories about sheep.

July 22nd-Have Fun Storming the Castle: 4 pm: Join us for Dungeons and Dragons fun, no  experience necessarily.  We’ll do everything from creating characters to starting a campaign.

July 27th—Harry Potter fun & Games: 3:30 pm: Join us in celebrating Harry’s birthday with fun and games and maybe even a round of Quidditch.

 

August 5th-Camp NaNoWriMo Wrap Up: 4 pm: Turn in your completed Camp NaNoWriMo novel to get a bound copy of it.

 

Ongoing Adult Programs:

Adult Zen Coloring: Every Weds @ 10:30 am and the 3rd Friday @ 4 pm: Soothe your soul with Zen Coloring.

Drop-in Knitting Club: Every Mon 5-7 pm: Beginners to experts, all welcome.

Club de la Lengua: Every 3rd Thurs 6-7:30 pm: Practice your Spanish and help others learn English.

Thursday Book Club: Last Thurs of the month 6-7 pm: Check with staff for the current selection.

Adult Storytime: Every 3rd Weds 2-3 pm: Come, kick back, and listen to John read aloud.

 

 

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