Summer Reading Program

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2023 Summer Reading Program Facts

Programs begin June 6 through August 1

  • Sign up in READsquared here.
  • The program is for children ages 3 years and older. 
  • Read 3 hours or more each week. 
  • Log hours read starting Tuesday, June 6. 

Summer Reading Kick-Off Program: Magician George Reader

Tuesday, June 6 at 10:00 AM in the Meeting Room

Programs this Summer for Children and Young Adults

Monday Movies are family movies shown every Monday.

Monday Movies

Every Monday from 2:00 - 4:00 PM in Meeting Room B

Join us for free popcorn and lemonade while you watch a family movie! 

You can view more details for the movies this summer on the Summer Movies page. 

  • June 12 - Paddington (Rated PG)
  • June 19 - The Boss Baby (Rated PG)
  • June 26 - Inside Out (Rated PG)
  • July 3 - Beauty and the Beast (1991) (Rated G)
  • July 10 - The Emperor's New Groove (Rated G)
  • July 17 - The Secret Life of Pets (Rated PG)
  • July 24 - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Rated G)
  • July 31 - Up (Rated PG)
Family Programs are for the whole family with special performances or activities.

Family Programs

Every Tuesday at 10:00 AM in either our Meeting Room or at the Chautauqua Amphitheater 

Join us for a variety of family entertainment from magicians, musicians, and family activities! 

For more information about the performances go to our Family Programs page.

  • June 6 - Summer Reading Kick-Off with George Reader, Magician (Meeting Room)
  • June 13 - Sunshine Singalong with Ms. Holly (Chautauqua Amphitheater)
  • June 20 - Will Parker, Musician (Chautauqua Amphitheater)
  • June 27 - Grandparents and Grandkids Bingo (Meeting Room)
  • July 18 - NWA Princesses (Meeting Room)
  • July 25 - Symphony of Northwest Arkansas with a bilingual performance of "Peter and the Wolf" (Meeting Room)
  • August 1 - Brian Kinder and Ending Celebration program (Meeting Room)
Preschool Storytime with Ms Julia

Preschool Storytime with Ms. Julia

Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM in the Storytime Room

Let's have fun with books and songs at our Storytime with Ms. Julia!

Builders Club

Builders Club (Grades 1 through 6)

Every other Wednesday at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM in Meeting Room B

  • June 7

  • June 21

  • July 5

  • July 19

1st through 6th graders, let your creativity and critical thinking lead for a fun time building using a variety of items like LEGOs, Lincoln logs, etc. 

Learn how to create stop-animation in the Animation Club this summer.

Animation Club (Grades 1 through 6)

Every other Wednesday at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM in Meeting Room B

  • June 14

  • June 28

  • July 12 (Meeting Room A)

  • July 26

1st through 6th graders have a fun opportunity to learn how to create stop-motion animation!

Preschool Storytime with Ms Lacy

Preschool Storytime with Ms. Lacy

Every Thursday at 11:00 AM in the Storytime Room

Enjoy stories, songs and coloring pages with Ms. Lacy!

Young Adult Program for teens in 7th - 12th grades.

Young Adult Program (Grades 7 through 12)

Every Thursday at 11:00 AM in Meeting Room A

For more details about the young adult programs, visit our Young Adults page. 

  • June 8 - Donuts and Art
  • June 55 - Forbidden Island Game
  • June 22 - Wreck-It Journal Craft
  • June 29 - Create a Board Game
  • July 6 - Test board game that was created last week
  • July 13 - Secret Egg Messages
  • July 20 - Mini Game Mix
  • July 27 - Make a Mug, Give a Mug
Drawing Club is for 1st-6th graders that want a guided lesson on how to draw.

Drawing Club (Grades 1 through 6)

Every Thursday at 4:00 PM in the Storytime Room

Learn how to draw with guided instruction from Ms. Lacy. 

Children's Book Club is for 1st - 6th graders.

Children's Book Club (Grades 1 through 6)

Every Friday at 2:00 PM in the Storytime Room

Registration is required. To sign-up for the Children's Book Club, visit our front desk. 

Every Friday, join us for a couple of chapters read out loud of the book, "The Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum. By the end of the summer, we will have read the WHOLE book! 

Also, don't forget, on Monday, July 27 at 2:00 PM in our Meeting Room B, we will be showing "The Wizard of Oz" movie. 

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

Saturday, June 24 and Saturday, July 22 at 10:00 AM in the Storytime Room

Enjoy stories, songs, and coloring pages with Ms. Lacy.