Looking ahead to a healthy future, we are hopeful this crisis will be over and Summer Reading will kick into high gear come June. That being said, here is the (still tentative) schedule for Summer Reading 2020 at Fort Bragg Library.


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.

The Summer Reading program is generously supported by the following businesses and organizations: