Reading is one of the best ways to build school readiness skills and keep school skills sharp over the summer vacation. Luckily, in Lane County, kids have lots of opportunities through our local libraries to get involved in summer reading programs and earn rewards for their reading. Click here for a PDF of the list below:Summer Reading Activities in Lane County 2019
Children between the ages of 0 – 4 years can receive FREE books each month delivered directly to your home. To find out how to sign up depending on the area in which you live visit: https://www.lanekids.org/imagination-library/
Cottage Grove Public Library Summer Reading Program, schedule to be shared at the Kick-off party on June 19th 2- 4 pm
700 E. Gibbs Ave, 541-942-3828
Kick-off Party: June 19th 2 pm – 4 pm
For more information: https://www.cottagegrove.org/library/page/universe-stories
Creswell Library Summer Reading Program-Wednesdays, 11 am – 12 pm, Jun 19th – Aug 14th
64 W Oregon Ave, 541-895-3053
Kick-off: June 19th: Oregon Reptile Man
Finale: August 14th: Ice cream social (make your own ice cream)
This year’s theme is space and there will be lots of fun activities! https://www.creswell-library.org/files/854151010/Schedule+of+Events_SRP+2019.pdf
Eugene Public Library Summer Reading Program, June – Aug (LUNCH for children under 18 M – F, 12 – 1pm June 25th through Aug 16th)
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. https://www.eugene-or.gov/1897/Summer-Reading
Siuslaw Public Library Summer Reading Program, Jun – Aug (LUNCH for children under 18 M – F, 12:20 – 12:40 June 14th through Aug 16th)
1460 9th St
Kick-off: June 1st (sign up at the front desk any time after this)
Finale: August 1st, 10am – 2pm
A great calendar of free events for readers from babies to seniors: https://www.siuslawlibrary.info/summer-reading
Oakridge Library Summer Program, Monday and Tuesday programs June 10 – July 16, 10:30 – 11:30, pick up a schedule when you register.
48318 E 1st Street
Kickoff: Register May 20 – June 29th in the Children’s Room
Finale: Reading logs due by July 13th; party for finishers on July 16th
Register with Ms. Michaela in the Children’s Room from May 20 – June 29th. Contact Ms. Michaela with questions at 541-425-3459.
Springfield Public Library Summer Reading Program, June 14th – August 27 (in English and Spanish). (LUNCH for children under 18 M – F, 12 – 1pm June 24th through Aug 16th)
Kick-off: June 18th , 1-2 pm; Magician Henrik Bothel
Finale: August 27th 6-7pm; Concert with Red Yarn
Fern Ridge Public Library Summer reading Program, Ages 0 -5: Wednesdays 11-11:30 am, June 26th – Aug 21st; Grades K – 5: Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30 pm, June 25th – Aug 20th; Grades 6 and up: Thursdays 1:30 – 2:30 pm, June 27th – Aug 22nd; Adults: Tuesdays 7 – 8 pm, June 18th – Aug 20th.
88026 Territorial Rd, 541-935-7512
Kick-off: June 22nd, 1-3 pm, party at the library, registration for all ages
Free programs for all ages: http://www.fernridgelibrary.org/programs.html
This list was compiled by the KITS Program and is not intended to be exhaustive. Check out our other blog posts for more tips on summer reading.
Text: © Kids In Transition to School 2019
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