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Summer Reading Adventure is a blast for readers K-8! Readers can earn cool online badges and prizes for reaching milestones with reading and summer learning.  Track progress using the online log, a paper log, or both. 

How it Works

1. Create your online profile/account. All participants must have an online account, even if using our paper log, in order to track and receive prizes.

2. Register yourself online or at a library.

3. Log your reading hours, attend events, and complete activities to earn badges and rewards.

4. Visit the library when you finish a section or complete the program to pick up your prize.

You will receive a prize for each of the three sections you complete.  All prizes must be picked up by Saturday, August 5, 2017 (while supplies last).

Events by Library

Carbon Valley Regional Library

June 8, 10:30-11:30 am
Marble Maze Mania

Design your own paper plate marble mazes while listening to a book about forces and gravity. Try our a large marble maze and take home two completed mazes of your own! Grades K-2.  Registration required.

June 10, 2:00-3:00 pm
Community Drum Circle

Experience the magic and excitement of playing world percussion instruments (drums, bells, shakers and scrapers) in a community setting. For families. All instruments are provided.

June 20, 2:00-3:00 pm
Invention-ation

Become an inventor and explore the importance of the scientific method. Create your own crazy invention to show off. Grades 6-8. Registration required.

June 22, 10:30-11:00 am
Ocean Adventure: Yoga!

Come and imagine a swim in the cool ocean on this hot summer day! Do yoga along with the sea creatures while gliding through colorful coral reefs and slithering through tunnels. Grades K-2. Registration required.

June 29, 10:30-11:30 am
Boards and Brushes: Painting

Paint carved wood pieces, learn new painting techniques and discover the power of art and how it strengthens community. Grades 3-5. Registration required.

July 10, 3:00-3:45 pm
Gloga Yoga!

Learn poses and relaxation techniques as you become a part of this illuminating adventure full of color changing lights and glow stick bracelets. Grades 6-8. Registration required.

July 13, 10:30 am- 12:00 pm
LEGO Engineering

Power up your engineering skills with thousands of LEGO blocks. Apply concepts in physics and architecture through engineer-designed projects. Get ready to build your own Battletracks! Grades 3-5. Registration required.

July 18, 2:00-3:00 pm
The Force is Strong with Trivia- Grades 6-8

Do you love Star Wars? Then join us for trivia questions about your favorite galaxy. Grab some friends, your lightsaber, and get ready. Costumes strongly encouraged.

July 22, 2:00-3:00 pm
Keep Calm Jars

Create your own Keep Calm Jar using easy to find supplies. Use these beautiful and functional jars for fun, meditation, or to help yourself keep calm. For families. Registration required.

July 24, 2:00-2:45
Healthy Planet Heroes

The Earth needs a superhero and there’s only one person for the job…YOU! Learn how easy and fun it can be to save the environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Grades K-2. Registration required.

Centennial Park

June 5, 10:00-11:00 am
Sidewalk Art

Use your imagination, play with friends and create beautiful artwork to share with the community. Chalk will be provided, but bring your creativity with you. For families.

July 3, 2:00-3:00 pm
Cooking Camp

Combine and experiment with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM)! Create delectable dishes like Rocket Ravioli and Orange Italian Sodas! Grades 6-8. Registration required.

June 5, 2:00-3:00 pm
Park It! Be a Player!

Become a “community designer” and create a GIS map of your own unique vision of a park that makes your community a better place to live. Grades 6-8.

July 5, 1:00-2:00 pm 
Habitats Around the World

Learn how animals meet the basic needs of survival in a variety of habitats from around the world. The Denver Zoo will bring live animals to this event. Grades K-2. Registration required.

June 7, 1:00-2:00 pm
Backyard Detectives

How do animals use their senses for survival? Use your own senses to hypothesize, interpret, observe, and draw conclusions about a variety of animals in your own backyard. Grades K-2. Registration required.

July 12, 1:00-2:00 pm
Invention-ation

Become an inventor and explore the importance of the scientific method. Create your own crazy invention to show off. Grades 3-5. Registration required.

June 21, 1:00-1:45
Yoga Time

Discover the power of your breath as you learn different ways to stretch and strengthen your body, practice your balance, and relax your mind. Grades K-2.

July 15, 10:30-11:30
Fun with Dots

Explore art made entirely of dots! Bring the family and create your own art by making different designs or pictures using dots. For families. Registration required.

June 14, 1:00-2:00 pm
Gumdrop Engineering

Participate in fun team challenges to design the strongest building, build a rock-solid tower and become puzzle-solving masters. Grades 3-5.

July 17, 2:00-3:00 pm
Invention-ation

Become an inventor and explore the importance of the scientific method. Create your own crazy invention to show off. Grades 6-8. Registration required.

June 17, 10:30 am- 12:00 pm
Truck Zoo

Get first-hand experience with police cars, fire engines, construction vehicles and more. Learn how they operate and what they are used for. Bring your camera! For families.

July 19th, 1:00-1:45 pm
Kinetic Engineers

Investigate force and motion by working in teams to complete hands-on design challenges. Grades K-2. Registration required.

June 19, 4:00-5:00 pm
Can-Can Robotics

Design and build a can-can robot. Grades 6-8.

July 26, 1:00-2:00 pm
I am Board

Create pictures of yourself using paint, glue, ribbon, buttons, markers… whatever we can find! Grades 3-5. Registration required.

June 28, 1:00-2:00 pm
Rippin’ Rockets

Build and fly a balloon made from a drinking straw and balloon. Grades 3-5.

July 29, 1:00-2:00 pm
Community Drum Circle

Experience the magic and excitement of playing world percussion instruments (drums, bells, shakers and scrapers) in a community setting. All instruments are provided. For families. Registration required.

Erie Community Library

June 7, 1:00-2:00 pm
Build It: The Three Little Pigs

Listen to the different versions of The Three Little Pigs! Then, build each of the houses out of everyday supplies and see if they can withstand the Big Bad Wolf! Grades K-2.  Registration required.

July 6, 12:00-2:00 pm
Sidewalk Art

Use your imagination, play with friends and create beautiful artwork to share with the community. Chalk will be provided, but bring your creativity with you. For families.

June 12, 4:00-5:00 pm
Cooking Camp

Combine and experiment with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM)! Create delectable dishes like Rocket Ravioli and Orange Italian Sodas! Grades 6-8. Registration required.

July 10, 2:00-2:45
Healthy Planet Heroes

The Earth needs a superhero and there’s only one person for the job…YOU! Learn how easy and fun it can be to save the environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Grades K-2. Registration required.

June 15, 2:00-3:00 pm
Edible Architecture

Using all things edible, build your favorite places and buildings. Use your imagination to create your work of art; the sky’s the limit! Grades 3-5. Registration required.

July 13, 3:00-4:00 pm
Boards and Brushes: Painting

Paint carved wood pieces, learn new painting techniques and discover the power of art and how it strengthens community. Grades 6-8. Registration required.

June 19, 2:00-3:30 pm
LEGO Engineering

Power up your engineering skills with thousands of LEGO blocks. Apply concepts in physics and architecture through engineer-designed projects. Get ready to build your own Battletracks! Grades 3-5. Registration required.

July 17, 1:00-2:00 pm
Animal Tracks and Scat

Look at mammal, bird and reptile tracks and scat to see how many you can identify! Learn about our wild neighbors and how we can help take care of them. Grades 3-5. Registration required.

June 22, 4:00-5:00 pm
Deep Sea Heroes

Explore ocean mysteries with real marine and shark biologists. Discover sharks, whales and other deep sea creatures while learning about the important role explorers have in keeping them safe. Grades K-2. Registration required.

July 19, 2:00-3:00 pm
Invention-ation

Become an inventor and explore the importance of the scientific method. Create your own crazy invention to show off. Grades 6-8. Registration required.

June 27, 4:00-5:00 pm
Expecto Pa-Trivia! A Harry Potter Trivia Adventure

Share your love of Harry Potter books and movies at our trivia adventure. Grab some friends, your wand, and don’t forget to send an owl! Costumes strongly encouraged. Grades 6-8. Registration required.

July 24, 3:00-3:45
Jungle Safari: Yoga!

Strap on your imaginations, backpacks, hats and sunglasses and escape to the wild African jungles where we will take a safari and do yoga along with the jungle animals. Grades 6-8. Registration required.

June 28, 4:00-5:30 pm
Truck Zoo

Get first-hand experience with police cars, fire engines, construction vehicles and more. Learn how they operate and what they are used for. Bring your camera! For families.

July 26, 2:00-3:00
Squishy Soap

Make your own usable, squishy soap balls at this fun program. Learn about measuring and mixing, as well as the importance of keeping clean in a fun easy way. Grades K-2. Registration required.

Farr Regional Library

June 7, 11:00-11:45 pm
Healthy Planet Heroes

The Earth needs a superhero and there’s only one person for the job…YOU! Learn how easy and fun it can be to save the environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Grades K-2. Registration required.

June 30, 6:00-8:00 pm
The Force is Strong with Trivia

Do you love Star Wars? Then join us for trivia questions about your favorite galaxy. Grab some friends, your lightsaber, and get ready. Costumes strongly encouraged. Grades 6-8. Registration required.

Wednesdays beginning June 7
Library Running Club

Join our fun running club featuring different running and stretching techniques and an easy to follow course each week. Every kind of runner is welcome! Let’s get moving! For families.

July 7, 10:30am- 12:30 pm
Water is Life! Water Festival

Cool down this summer at our family water festival. You’ll learn all about water and why we need it. For families.

Thursdays beginning June 8
The Author in Me

Use your imagination, our computer lab, passports, and other ways of brainstorming to get your creation put into a book format. Grades 3-5. Registration required.

July 7, 2:00-3:00 pm
Survival in the Wild

Learn the importance of being prepared when venturing outdoors. Grades 6-8.

June 9, 2:00-3:00 pm
Wind Works!

Build your own wind turbine and explore power output. Grades 6-8.

July 12, 3:15-4:15 pm 
Invention-ation

Become an inventor and explore the importance of the scientific method. Create your own crazy invention to show off. Grades 6-8. Registration required.

June 14, 1:00-1:50 pm 
Dream and Draw a Better World

A unique and action packed 48-minute program that takes families through a series of whimsical, fun and entertaining drawing lessons. (Best for children ages 5-12.)

July 14, 11:00am-12:00 pm
Sidewalk Art

Use your imagination, play with friends and create beautiful artwork to share with the community. Chalk will be provided, but bring your creativity with you. For families.

June 16, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Backyard Detectives

How do animals use their senses for survival? Use your own senses to hypothesize, interpret, observe, and draw conclusions about a variety of animals in your own backyard. Grades K-2.

July 17, 3:00-4:00 pm
Habitats Around the World

Learn how animals meet the basic needs of survival in a variety of habitats from around the world. The Denver Zoo will bring live animals to this event. Grades K-2. Registration required.

June 21, 2:00-3:00 pm
Invention-ation

Become an inventor and explore the importance of the scientific method. Create your own crazy invention to show off. Grades 3-5. Registration required.

July 21, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Animal Track and Scat

Look at mammal, bird and reptile tracks and scat to see how many you can identify! Learn about our wild neighbors and how we can help take care of them. Grades 3-5.

June 23, 2:00-3:00 pm
Gumdrop Engineering

Participate in fun team challenges to design the strongest building, build a rock-solid tower and become puzzle-solving masters. Grades 3-5.

July 28, 6:00-8:00 pm
Expecto Pa-Trivia! A Harry Potter Trivia Adventure

Share your love of Harry Potter books and movies at our trivia adventure. Grab some friends, your wand, and don’t forget to send an owl! Costumes strongly encouraged. Grades 6-8. Registration required.

June 28, 10:30-11:30 am
Storyteller Hour

Ready to cool off, relax and enjoy listening? Experience tales from across the world as you exercise your imagination and settle in for summer adventures of the mind. For families.

Kersey Library

Kersey Library is closed until further notice due to building conditions. 

Previously scheduled Summer reading programs be relocated as much as possible. Please check here and the District’s online calendar for updated location details.

June 7, 2:30-3:30 pm
Animal Tracks and Scat

Look at mammal, bird and reptile tracks and scat to see how many you can identify! Learn about our wild neighbors and how we can help take care of them. Grades 3-5.

July 12, 2:30-3:30 pm
Keep Calm Jars

Create your own Keep Calm Jar using easy to find supplies. Use these beautiful and functional jars for fun, meditation, or to help yourself keep calm. For families.

June 14, 2:30-3:30pm
Survival in the Wild- This event will now take place at Kersey Park

Learn the importance of being prepared when venturing outdoors. Grades 6-8.

July 19, 2:30-3:30 pm
Edible Architecture

Using all things edible, build your favorite places and buildings. Use your imagination to create your work of art; the sky’s the limit! Grades 3-5.

June 21, 2:30-3:30 pm
Build It: The Three Little Pigs

Listen to the different versions of The Three Little Pigs! Then, build each of the houses out of everyday supplies and see if they can withstand the Big Bad Wolf! Grades K-2.

July 26, 2:30-3:30 pm
Sidewalk Art

Use your imagination, play with friends and create beautiful artwork to share with the community. Chalk will be provided, but bring your creativity with you. For families.

June 28, 2:30-3:30 pm
Fun with Dots

Explore art made entirely of dots! Bring the family and create your own art by making different designs or pictures using dots. For families.

Lincoln Park

June 8, 2:00-3:00 pm
Can-Can Robotics

Design and build a can-can robot. Grades 6-8.

July 7, 1:00-2:00 pm
You are a Work of Art

Paint something you know a lot about! You! Learn how to paint a self-portrait on canvas and have lots of fun along the way. Grades K-2. Registration required.

June 9, 1:00-2:00 pm
Build a Better Snack

Bring your appetite and come to make and taste some fresh snacking ideas. Grades 3-5.

July 11, 2:00-3:00 pm
Paint the Rocky Mountains

Paint a Colorado mountain scene on canvas. Learn painting techniques and discover the power of art and how it strengthens community and develops an appreciation of where we live. Grades 6-8. Registration required.

June 15, 2:00-3:00 pm
Park It! Be a Layer Player

Become a “community designer” and create a GIS map of your own unique vision of a park that makes your community a better place to live. Grades 6-8.

July 20, 2:00-3:00 pm
Survival in the Wild

Learn the importance of being prepared when venturing outdoors. Grades 6-8.

June 16, 2:00-3:00 pm
Fun with Dots!

Explore art made entirely of dots! Bring the family and create your own art by making different designs or pictures using dots. For families.

July 20, 1:00-2:00 pm
Play with Your Food

Make fun snacks while learning about healthy eating. Limited to the first 20 children. Grades K-2.

June 22, 2:00-3:00 pm
The Force is Strong with Trivia

Do you love Star Wars? Then join us for trivia questions about your favorite galaxy. Grab some friends, your lightsaber, and get ready. Costumes strongly encouraged. Grades 6-8.

July 27, 2:00-3:00 pm
Invention-ation

Become an inventor and explore the importance of the scientific method. Create your own crazy invention to show off. Grades 6-8. Registration required.

June 29, 2:00-3:00 pm
Wind Works!

Build your own wind turbine and explore power output. Grades 6-8.

July 28, 1:00-2:00 pm
Habitats Around the World

Learn how animals meet the basic needs of survival in a variety of habitats from around the world. The Denver Zoo will bring live animals to this event. Grades K-2.

June 30, 1:00-2:00 pm
Storyteller Hour

Ready to cool off, relax and enjoy listening? Experience tales from across the world as you exercise your imagination and settle in for summer adventures of the mind. For families.

Riverside Library and Cultural Center

June 5, 2:00-3:00 pm
Survival in the Wild

Learn the importance of being prepared when venturing outdoors. Grades 6-8.

June 28, 2:00-3:00 pm
Healthy Planet Heroes

The Earth needs a superhero and there’s only one person for the job…YOU! Learn how easy and fun it can be to save the environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Grades K-2.

June 6, 2:00-3:00 pm
Animal Tracks and Scat

Look at mammal, bird and reptile tracks and scat to see how many you can identify! Learn about our wild neighbors and how we can help take care of them. Grades 3-5.

July 3, 2:00-3:30 pm
Maybe Something Beautiful

Listen to “Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed Community” and celebrate by creating a community art project to be displayed at the library. Limited to the first 25 participants. For families.

June 7, 2:00-3:30 pm
Because Amelia Smiled

Create a smiley face art project after listening to the book, “Because Amelia Smiled.” Limited to the first 25 participants. Grades K-2.

July 6, 2:00-3:00 pm
Fun with Dots!

Explore art made entirely of dots! Bring the family and create your own art by making different designs or pictures using dots. For families.

June 8, 2:00-3:30 pm
Truck Zoo

Get first-hand experience with police cars, fire engines, construction vehicles, health vehicles and more. Learn how they operate and what they are used for. Bring your camera! For families.

July 10, 2:00-3:00 pm
Yoga Time

Discover the power of your breath as you learn different ways to stretch and strengthen your body, practice your balance, and relax your mind. Grades 6-8.

June 12, 2:00-3:00 pm
Fire Aware in the Wild

Only you can prevent forest fires! Learn about fire safety in the outdoors. For families.

July 11, 2:00-3:00 pm
Yoga Time

Discover the power of your breath as you learn different ways to stretch and strengthen your body, practice your balance, and relax your mind. Grades 3-5.

June 15, 2:00-4:00 pm
Water is Life! Water Festival

Cool down this summer at our family water festival. You’ll learn all about water and why we need it. For families.

July 12, 2:00-3:00 pm
Yoga Time

Discover the power of your breath as you learn different ways to stretch and strengthen your body, practice your balance, and relax your mind. Grades K-2.

June 19, 2:00-3:00 pm
Trash Talk

Learn how our everyday choices affect the environment and discover alternatives that help the planet. Grades 6-8.

July 17, 2:00-3:00 pm
3v3 Soccer Tournament

Play both virtual (on the Wii U) and physical (outside) soccer when you join our tournament. Grades 6-8.

June 20, 2:00-3:00 pm
The Vanishing Statue

Make your own chalk statue and watch the impact of weather and rain! Learn about the effects that erosion, acid rain and humans have on the environment. Grades 3-5.

July 18, 2:00-3:30 pm
I am Board

Create pictures of yourself using paint, glue, ribbon, buttons, markers…whatever we can find! Limited to the first 25 participants. Grades 3-5.

June 21, 2:00-3:00 pm
Play with Your Food

Make fun snacks while learning about healthy eating. Grades K-2.

July 19, 2:00-3:00 pm
Build It: The Three Little Pigs

Listen to the different versions of The Three Little Pigs! Then, build each of the houses out of everyday supplies and see if they can withstand the Big Bad Wolf! Grades K-2. Registration required.

June 26, 2:00-3:00 pm
Can-Can Robotics

Design and build a can-can robot. Grades 6-8.

July 24, 2:00-3:00 pm
Keep Calm Jars

Create your own Keep Calm Jar using easy to find supplies. Use these beautiful and functional jars for fun, meditation, or to help yourself keep calm. For families.

June 27, 2:00-3:00 pm
Gumdrop Engineering

Participate in fun team challenges to design the strongest building, build a rock-solid tower and become puzzle-solving masters. Grades 3-5.

July 27, 2:00-3:00 pm
Sidewalk Art

Use your imagination, play with friends and create beautiful artwork to share with the community. Chalk will be provided, but bring your creativity with you. For families.

Reading Logs

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The Educator’s Toolkit is designed to provide educational professionals with all the tools needed to let students and families know about the Summer Reading Adventure.
Images, newsletter blurbs, and fun challenges are just a few of the resources available.