2019 Summer Reading Program for Kids
Preschool and elementary school age children must be accompanied by an adult while in the library.
How does the summer reading program work?
- The Kids program is for children birth to rising 5th grade.
- Keep track of the amount of time you spend reading or at library programs on the provided reading log.
- Each sticker equals 10 MINUTES spent reading or time spent at library programs for a total of 8 HOURS per reading log!
- One raffle ticket will be entered into the drawing for every 2 HOURS. Just bring your log in to redeem your ticket!
- Once you’ve completed the entire reading log, bring it in to be entered into the GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE. Want more chances to win? Keep reading!
- Drawings for prizes will take place at our End of Summer Reading Party on Friday, August 2nd @ 11am in Old Fort and 3pm in Marion.
Recurring Children’s Programs
Family Story Time + Craft
Mondays, 10:30am at the Marion Branch Library
Tuesdays, 10:30am at the Old Fort Branch Library
Preschoolers and their families are invited to join us for books, songs, rhymes, and a craft.
PAWS for Reading – REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Every Thursday at 4:30pm – Marion Branch Library
Kids ages 5-10 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute reading session with one of our therapy dogs. A fun way to build literacy skills and confidence! Free and open to the public. Registration required. Spaces are limited.
Sensory Story Time – REGISTRATION REQUIRED
First Saturday at 12:00 – Marion Branch Library
Sensory Story Time is an all-ages program created for the families of children with special needs. Our goal each story time is to engage the senses through interactive books, songs encouraging movement, and other exciting sensory activities. Registration required.
Workshop: Moon Rocks – REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Wednesday, July 17 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11am
Wednesday, July 17 at the Marion Branch Library, 3pm
Come make beautiful moon rocks that are just as dark and full of sparkle as outer space!
Workshop: 3-D Rockets – REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Wednesday, July 24 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11am
Wednesday, July 24 at the Marion Branch Library, 3pm
Use recycled materials to design and decorate your own three-dimensional rocket!
Friday, July 26 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11am
Friday, July 26 at the Marion Branch Library, 3pm
Love snakes, spiders, and other creepy critters? This Critter Keeper show is perfect for you!
Workshop: Galaxy Jars – REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Wednesday, July 31 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11am
Wednesday, July 31 at the Marion Branch Library, 3pm
Come recreate the magic of our galaxy in a glass jar!
End of Summer Reading Party
Friday, August 2 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11am
Friday, August 2 at the Marion Branch Library, 3pm
Join us as we celebrate the end of an awesome summer reading program with snacks, games, and prizes! Make sure to turn in your completed reading log to be entered for the grand prize!
To register your child for a program, please stop by your library or call us. Marion Branch – 828.652.3858; Old Fort Branch – 828.668.7111.