Summer Reading Activities in Lane County 2017

Summer Reading Activities in Lane County 2017

Looking for something fun AND educational to do with your children this summer? Check out all of the great summer reading programs in Lane County. Many offer FREE books to children who attend. Click here for a PDF of Summer Reading Activities in Lane County 2017.

Summer Reading Activities in Lane County 2017

Creswell

Summer reading in the Park- Tuesdays 12:30 – 1:30 PM, July through Aug 24th

Harry Holt Park, 1 N 4th St,

Food for Lane County will provide lunch for children aged 0-18 and then an hour of reading with volunteers. A FREE book for every child who stays for an hour. English and Spanish books available. Parents are welcome but do not have to accompany children.

Creswell Library Summer Reading Program-Wednesdays, 11 am – 12 pm, June 21st – Aug 23rd

64 W Oregon Ave

Range of events with activities like Kite Day and making your own rocket! www.creswell-library.org/kids-programs-events

 

Cottage Grove

Summer Reading Spots-Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:30 PM, June 20th – Aug 24th

Bohemia Elementary, 721 S St.

Harrison Elementary, 1000 S. 10th St.

Dorena Post Office, 75694 Wick Rd.

Children read with volunteers and every child gets a FREE book to take home every time. English and Spanish books available.

Cottage Grove Public Library Summer Reading Program, Wednesdays 2:30 – 4:30 PM, June 21st – Aug 23rd

700 E. Gibbs Ave

Programs for ages 0 – adult: www.cottagegrove.org/library/page/summer-reading

 

Eugene

Summer Reading Spots- Tuesdays & Thursdays 1 – 2PM, June 27th – Aug 24th

Richardson Bridge Apartments, 1210 Acorn Park St.

River Road Park, 1400 Lake Drive

Children read with volunteers and every child gets a FREE book to take home every time. English and Spanish books available.

Eugene Public Library Summer Reading Program, June – Aug

Lots of FREE events for readers from 0 – adults. Kids get a FREE book for signing up and chances to win pool or museum passes. www.eugene-or.gov/1897/Summer-Reading

Reading with Cats, Mondays 12-1 PM & 3:30 – 4:30 PM & Tuesdays 1-2 PM & 4-5 PM, July through September

Greenhill Human Society, 88530 Green Hill Rd

Children aged 6-12 can read to cats at Greenhill for an hour. Parents must accompany children and stay for the hour. Sign up for times at www.green-hill.org/reading-program/.

 

Florence

Siuslaw Public Library Summer Reading Program, Thursdays 10:30 – 11:30 am, July through Aug 3 (FREE LUNCH for children under 18 M – F, 12:20 – 12:30 through Aug 18th)

1460 9th St

A great calendar of free events for kids: http://www.siuslawlibrary.info/news-and-events.

 

Oakridge

Oakridge Library Summer Program, Wednesdays 9:30-11:30, June 28th – July 26th

48318 E 1st Street

Programs for K – 6th grades. Registration required. Contact Stephanie Sayre at dragonflysh25@gmail.com.

 

Springfield

Summer Reading Spots, Tuesdays & Thursdays 1 – 2PM, June 27th – Aug 24th

Willamalane Swim Park, 1276 G St

Children read with volunteers and every child gets a FREE book to take home every time. English and Spanish books available.

Springfield Public Library Summer Reading Program, June 22 – August 29

Register any time from June 22 – Aug 29 and get a FREE book. Kids can also complete activities sheets and return them for prizes and entries in the grand prize drawing. http://wheremindsgrow.org/kids.html

 

Veneta

Fern Ridge Public Library Summer reading Program, Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30, June 27 –Aug 15

88026 Territorial Rd

Great activities for kids ages 5 -12. www.fernridgelibrary.org/kids.html

 

This list was compiled by the Kids In Transition to School Program and is not an exhaustive list of all activities in Lane County.

 

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Katherine Pears
Dr. Katherine Pears is a senior scientist at Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC). She earned her Ph.D in clinical psychology and has worked with OSLC since 1998. Katherine is the principal investigator and co-developer of the Kids In Transition to Schools (KITS) program. Currently, she oversees all the clinical and research activities for KITS. When she’s not in her office, you’ll find Katherine in the kitchen whipping up her latest creation or outdoors hiking a scenic trail.

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