Summer Reading

Summer Reading Program 2017

Get Ready to Read all Summer!

End summer learning loss this year with the Summer Reading Program! Libraries will be emphasizing healthy minds and healthy bodies through programs for all ages. The theme of the 2017 Summer Challenge is “Reading by Design!” Programs and materials will have an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Children and teens are encouraged to stop by their neighborhood branch and sign up for the challenge. Free books and prize drawings encourage reading throughout the summer. Fun performers are scheduled to keep our youth active and engaged in the months between school years. Some highlights this year include magician Tim Mannix, E & M’s Reptile Family, bubble magic from Wild Child Adventures, wacky science from the Discovery Center, and more!

 

Fresno County Public Library
(559) 600-6227

To keep Fresno County youth healthy as well as engaged throughout the summer, FCPL is again partnering with the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission, California Library Association, and California Summer Meal Coalition to offer Lunch at the Library at seven library branches. A free nutritious meal will be served to youth along with a fun activity or presentation.

Summer Kick-Off Celebration
June 12
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Betty Rodriguez Regional Library
Performers, exhibits, activities, and more!

Click here to view the Children’s Summer Reading Schedule

Click here to view the Teen’s Summer Reading Schedule Schedule

 

Kings County Library
(559) 582-0261

For adults, teens, and children of all ages! June 12th-July 22nd. Sign-ups start June 5th.

Click here to view the Summer Reading Schedule

North Fork Branch Library
(559) 877-2387

3 years old to 4th grade:

June 14th
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Fire Prevention with Smokey the Bear

June 21st
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Cartoon Design by Steven Riley

June 28th
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Capt’n Jack Spareribs

July 13th
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Sciencetellers: Pirates Lost at Sea

July 19th
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Bubble Man

July 26th
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Design Finale and Grand Prizes

5th grade to 17 years old:
(1st day attendance required to be included in running for Grand Prize)

June 13th-15th
4-5:30 p.m.
Story design workshop with Carol Wolf

June 27th-29th
4-5:30 p.m.
Comic Book design workshop with Eric Elliot

July 11th-13th
4-5:30 p.m.
Designing your space workshop with Rich McQuone

July 19th
4-5:30 p.m.
Game Day Finale and Prizes

Oakhurst Branch Library
(559) 683-4838

3 years to 4th grade: 

June 14th
10-11 a.m.
Smokey the Bear with CAL FIRE

June 21st
10-11 a.m.
Blueprints for Fun with Steve Riley

June 28th
10-11 a.m.
Treasure Map with Jack Spareribs with Ace Miles

July 5th
10-11 a.m.
No Program (You can still turn in reading logs)

July 12th
10-11 a.m.
Cheetah with Project Survival Cat Haven

July 19th
10-11 a.m.
Mr. Bubble Man with Brandon Grey

July 26th
10-11 a.m.
Finale!

5th grade to 12 grade:

June 14th
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Blueprint for Fun with Steve Riley

June 21st
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Engineering Designs & Robotics with Ryan Collings

June 28th
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Origami by Design with Carla Hyatt

July 5th
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No Program (You can still turn in reading logs)

July 12th
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cheetah with Project Survival Cat Haven

July 19th
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Line Dancing and Pizza with Justin Caudell

July 26th
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Finale!

 

Tulare Public Library
(559) 685-4500

Kids, teens, and adults are invited to Read by Design from June 10th to July 15th.

Summer Kick-Off Celebration
June 10th
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Click here to view the Tulare Public Library’s Summer Reading Schedule

 

Visalia Branch Library
(559) 713-2700

June 15th
11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.
Omnipresent Puppets

June 22nd
11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.
E&M Reptiles

June 29th
11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.
Illusionist Timothy James