Summer at the Library
Summer Reading Challenges
New Look, Same Challenges!
Join the Summer Reading Challenges for all ages on our brand-new Beanstack site!
- Families register under one account
- Track time and log reading from the same screen
- Easily track reading for all readers in a challenge at once
- Mobile app!
- And much more!
Registration begins May 17 for all ages. Challenges begin June 1 and end July 31.
All children's and family programs require registration through Eventbrite. Please note special requirements on the registration pages at the links below.
Email Ms. Courtney if you're interested in participating in any of the the virtual or in-person teen programs.
Treat Yo Shelf
Talk about new books and share what you're obsessed with reading. For grades 6-12. Limited in-person attendance and simultaneous streaming on Zoom. Light snacks provided.
Tuesday, June 8 and Tuesday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Bring it on! Play fun Jackbox games and prove you're the ultimate gamer. For grades 6-12. Limited in-person attendance and simultaneous streaming on Zoom. Light snacks provided.
Tuesday, June 15 and Tuesday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Watch popular anime and talk about your favorite manga to read. grades 6-12. Limited in-person attendance and simultaneous streaming on Discord. Light snacks provided.
Tuesday, June 22 and Tuesday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Please note the registration information for each program.
Book Lovers' Social (In-Person)
Join adult book lovers to share information about your favorite books and authors. This is a great opportunity to connect with other readers and compile a summer reading list. The 2021-22 Book Club Reading List will be announced and refreshments will be served. For more information and registration, email Lynne Craddock, or call 972-874-6165.
Monday, June 14 at 7 p.m.
Craftastic Mondays (In-Person)
Craft teacher Sharon Oels Martyn and Library staff will share fun ways to craft using paper and repurposed book pages. Open to ages 13 and up. Attendance is limited and registration is required for this in-person program. For more information and registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 972.874.6165.
Monday, June 21 at 7 p.m.: Paper Bead Jewelry
Monday, July 19 at 7 p.m.: Upcycled Bookmarks
Novel Writing for Adults (Virtual)
Calling all aspiring novelists! Award-winning historical fiction author Weina Dai Randel will discuss her writing process, fiction writing tips and tricks, and the journey to publication. Attendees will also hear firsthand about Randel’s forthcoming novel. For instructions to join the Zoom meeting, please email Morgan Norman.
Saturday, July 10 at 2 p.m.
For Adults and Families:
HarpEssence Concert (In-Person)
HarpEssence, an ensemble of four concert grand harps, will perform a concert. This interactive, family-friendly program will include music from classical to modern ages that will keep you moving! Attendance is limited and registration is required for this in-person event. For more information and registration, email email@example.com, or call 972.874.6165.
Wednesday, July 14 at 7 p.m.