McDowell County Public Library

Kids Summer Reading Program

This summer share a good tale with friends!

Join us for the annual Summer Reading Program at the library!

Important Dates to keep in mind:

June 8th- The Summer Reading Program Begins! Summer Reading Packets are available to pick up.
June 17th- Craft Instructional Videos Start
June 18th- Take-and-make Craft Pick-up Start
August 6th- Last day to turn in Reading Logs and be entered into the raffle.
August 13th- Raffle Drawing


HOW DOES IT WORK?

This year kids can participate using the printed Reading Log or Online.

1. Use our Printed Reading Log, available at each of our library locations.

For every ten (10) minutes you read, place a sticker on one of the circles on the reading log.
For every twelve (12) stickers placed on log, come into the library to receive a raffle ticket.

You will have a chance to win many prizes and coupons this summer. When you have completed a reading log you will be entered into our Grand Prize drawing. The more you read, the more chances you have to win.

You can pick up a printed copy at either library or print your own copy here:
2021 SRP READING LOG 

2. Online. This summer we are partnering with Beanstack to make it easier for families to log in their reading time and enter into our summer reading raffle.  Click on the Log Reading and Activities button to log in the time you’ve read and the activities you’ve completed. For every 2 hours you read and activity you complete, you’ll earn a badge and a raffle ticket.


PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Summer Reading Kick-off (Stuffed Animal Sleepover)
Celebrate the start of our “Tails and Tales” Summer Reading Program by stopping by your local library branch and signing up for a summer full of fun. Bring your stuffed animal friend to the library so they can have a fun sleepover! Your stuffed animal will have a night full of activities and adventures. You can pick up your furry friend the next day!

NC Zoo Animal Stories

Can’t make it to the sleep over? Not a problem! Start your summer reading with these fun and informative animal stories, provided by our NC Zoo.

Click here to explore both options:

YouTube- 1 hour presentation

Book Creator- choose your own adventure!


Special Summer Program

Page Turner Animal Adventures!

Join the adventures of the intrepid Storyologist, Page Turner and Kenny, her slap-stick sidekick. Together, they transform children into Storyologists and send them on comic quests to collect, tell, and write stories. Viewers will journey through the “Once Upon a Time Machine” for virtual adventures that include professionally produced shows, author interviews, virtual field trips, and arts and crafts projects.

Starting June 7th: Celebrity Critters (programs available to view!)

Starting June 21st: Pet Pals (programs available to view!)

Starting July 5th: Fish Tales (programs available to view!)

Starting July 19th: Farmyard Friends (programs available to view!)


Weekly Programs

Mondays

Preschool Story Time
(Starting June 14th)
Historic Tailgate Market
10:30 a.m.
Join Ms. Megan for a fun filled story time with different animal themes each week. Bring your own chairs or blanket and enjoy stories, songs, and dancing!

Bilingual Story Time
Facebook Group- McDowell Library Children Services
11:00 a.m.

Join Ms. Megan and Ms. Desiree for a Bilingual book reading in English and Spanish.


Wednesdays

Fun Fact Wednesday
11:00 a.m.
New videos can be found here: Fun Fact Videos
Join us to learn some amazing animal facts. Afterwards we will have additional video from organizations such as Brackett Town Farms, Day One Rescue, and NC Zoo. We will also have links to view live animal cams.


Fridays

Take-and-Make Craft Pick-up
10:00 a.m.
Marion and Old Fort Branches (while supplies last!).
Stop by your local library branch to pick up a fun craft or call to pick-up Curbside. Craft for Little Hands are for ages 4 and under and Elementary craft for grades K-5.

Bedtime Stories and Mindful Moments
7:00 p.m.
Facebook Group- McDowell Library Children Services
Join Ms. Megan or Ms. Danielle for a bedtime story and a quick mindful moments meditation.

Tuesdays

Preschool Story Time
(Starting June 15th)
Old Fort Library
10:30 a.m.
Join Ms. Danielle for a fun filled story time with different animal themes each week. Bring your a blanket enjoy stories, songs, and dancing!

Juvenile Story Time
Facebook Group- McDowell Library Children Services
7:00 p.m.
Join Ms. Danielle each week for the reading of “How to Train your Dragon” by Cressida Cowell.


Thursdays

Craft Instructional Videos
11:00 a.m.
Join Ms. Megan and Ms. Danielle to learn how to make the week’s Take-and-Make crafts available on Fridays.

Juvenile Story Time
7:00 p.m.
Facebook Group- McDowell Library Children Services
Join Ms. Danielle each week for the reading of “How to Train your Dragon” by Cressida Cowell.


HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Visit us, give us a call, or find us online at McDowellPublicLibrary.org!


 

  • Hours

    Marion Library

    Mon, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Tue, Thu: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

    Old Fort Library

    Monday: Closed
    Tues: 10-7
    Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Thursday: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

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    Marion Library

    Phone 828-652-3858
    Fax 828-652-2098

    Old Fort Library

    Phone 828-668-7111
    Fax 828-668-4013


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    Marion Library

    90 W Court St
    Marion, NC 28752
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    Old Fort Library

    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762
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