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It is summer, the season to read for fun, to go on new adventures, to engage your imagination, discover the world around you.  Check out everything your Library has for you this summer including story times, craft kits, trivia, concerts, and more.


June 20 – August 11

Read, have fun, and win prizes with the online All Together Now reading challenge for all ages. Register to win a LOVE MY LIBRARY lawn sign!

Registration begins June 20 and all reading and activities MUST be logged in by August 11, 2023 11:59 p.m. to be eligible for prizes. 


Visit the event calendar for a full listing of programs and events.


  • Library Card Design Contest
    • June 1 to 30
    • How much do you love your Library? Show us by designing a new library card for us! Artists of all ages are invited to submit their design for one of three new library cards.
  • Summer Reading Kickoff Event and Food Truck Rally
    • Tuesday, June 20, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
    • All ages are invited to gather together to kick off Summer Reading. Sign up for the online reading challenge, take part in library-wide scavenger hunts, crafts, games and more!
    • Three food trucks will be set up in our parking lot for all to purchase food and treats and enjoy on the Library Terraces. Waka by Baobab Fare, Wizard Food Truck, and D’VINE Cookies will be here.
    • No registration required.
  • All Ages Puzzle Tournament
    • Saturday, July 29, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    • Gather your puzzle-loving family & friends now! Puzzle players of all ages and levels may compete in our first ever puzzle tournament in teams of 2 – 4 players for a chance to win fun prizes.
    • Registration is required and begins July 1.
  • Summer Reading Program Finale: All Ages Game Day & Night
    • Friday, August 11, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
    • Friday, August 11, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
    • Game on! Get together with family and friends of all ages to try a new game or challenge someone to a classic from our wide selection of board and card games. Work on a puzzle together, play one of the life-sized games located throughout the building, or try your hand at sticker mosaic art.
    • No registration required. 


  • Outdoor Family Story Time
    • Dates and times vary.
    • Join us outside for story time this summer on the Youth Services Terrace! Families can cozy up together for stories, songs, rhymes, movement, and more fun. In the case of inclement weather, Story Time will be held inside.
    • No registration required.
  • Music at the Blissful Family Concert
    • Friday, June 23, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
    • National Touring Musician, Music at the Blissful (Evan Haller) will present a fun-filled, interactive, movement packed music experience for the whole family.
    • No registration required.
  • A Magical Evening with Baffling Bill
    • Thursday, June 29, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    • Join us for an evening with Baffling Bill the magician as he dazzles the audience with amazing magic, audience participation, and Gus the Bunny! Magic fun for the whole family.
    • No registration required.
  • Critchlow Alligator Friends
    • Thursday, July 20, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    • The Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary will be visiting the Library with some reptile and amphibian friends! Bring out the whole family to learn all about alligators and more in a safe, informative space. All ages welcome.
    • No registration required.


  • The Great Library Duck Hunt
    • June 20, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
    • No registration required.
  • Craft Kit: Make your own Lip Balm
    • Available starting June 26
    • Use 4 ingredients to create your own lip balm.
  • Scavenger Duck Hunt
    • July 12, 12:00 p.m.
    • No registration required.
  • Teen Summer Read: Book Club Collection
    • Read any book from the book club collection along with other teens in the community to receive an extra ticket for prizes and badge in the Summer Reading Challenge.
  • Teen Crafternoon
    • July 12, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    • Spend an afternoon with other teens using our craft supplies to make many types of crafts including gnomes, buttons, key rings, jewelry, and more.
    • Registration is required and begins June 12.
  • Break-in Bag Duck Hunt
    • August 7, 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
    • No registration required.
  • Craft Kit: Last Chance Crafts
    • For teens and adults.
    • Available starting August 3
    • Choose from a variety of last chance craft kits using an abundance of supplies. 


  • Walking Track Trivia
    • June 20 – August 11
    • Answer trivia questions to win prizes, all while getting your steps in and exploring the the Library. Visit the Adult Services Desk to get started.
  • Craft Kit: Six-Pocket Keepsake Book
    • Available starting June 20
    • Transform a simple piece of paper into a structured six-pocket folder, perfect for stashing sentimental items, photos, and papers.
  • Craft Kit: Puffy Paint Linens
    • Available starting July 10
    • Make perfect, individualized party settings with these Puffy Paint linens.
  • Austen-tacious Afternoon Tea
    • July 18, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • You are cordially invited to a discussion of Jane Austen’s life, family, and the Regency era including tea’s importance to the time and to Jane. We encourage you to bring your favorite tea cup.
    • Registration is required and begins June 19.
  • Craft Kit: Crochet an Amigurumi Rocketship
    • Available starting July 21
    • Build your own cuddly rocketship to take on your summertime adventures.

Updated 5/11/2023