Libraries Rock 2018 Summer Reading Program


The 2018 Summer Reading Program  Calendar for June and July 2018 is here.  Check-out the great mix of activities that are available for children and teens.  Space is limited on some programs, so stop by the library to sign-up today!


Summer Reading Challenge -Pick up a reading log and start reading.  Super summer readers will be rewarded for each five books read.  Readers will receive coupons to area restaurants & incentive rewards.   Sponsors include: Burger King,  McDonald’s, Applebee’s,  Sonic,  Santa Fe Steak House,  Lazer Zone, McSwain Theatre, Water Zoo  &  Taco Bell.  Summer Reading bags provided by Sonic America’s Drive-in.

*Storytime & Craft   Children ages 3 to 8 are invited to choose from Storytime Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.  Stories, rhymes, songs, movies and a craft that focus on our summer theme will be part of the fun. (*Sign-up)

*Lapsit Storytime – Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. infants and children from birth to age 3+ will share in stories, finger plays, songs, group play and more. (*Sign-up)

*JF Book Club – June 11, or July 30, at 2:30 p.m. – A book discussion group for readers 3 to 5th grade. See calendar for book selections.

*Intermediate Book Club
June 11, June 25, and July 9 at 3:30 p.m.  – A book discussion group for readers age 10-up.  See calendar for book selections.

Movie & Popcorn – Join us at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays, June 8, June, 15, June 22, June 29, July 13, July 20, and July 27 for a feature film and delicious popcorn.  Check calendar for titles, times and ratings.

Special Programs:

The OKC Zoo Presents: “What Does the Flock Say”
Thursday, May 31, 2018 – 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.  – Birds are some of the most talented…and NOISY…musicians but what does all that tweeting &  squawking mean? We’ll explore the difference between songs and calls, and meet a few critters along the way.  

Magic Show
Magician, John Pansze, brings his special mix of magic and laughter to the Library.  Thursday, June 7, 2018 – 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

Story Creations
Thursday, June 14,– 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
Denise Gard and her trained dogs, Sienna and Joey, rock the Library with creative stories, filled with amazing dog tricks, that are sure to delight and amaze.

Rocking Music Show
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Monty Harper gives a rockin’ performance of original songs that will have you moving and grooving in celebration of books and reading!

Magic Show
Saturday, June 23, at 10:30 a.m.  – Magician Steve Crawford demonstrates how music and magic affects our mood by transforming into different characters as he presents his own magical symphony filled with magic tricks, music and a rabbit.

Extreme Animals Bring the Zoo to You
Thursday, June 28, 2018 – 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. –A wildly entertaining show filled with exotic animals that are sure to entertain and educate.

Mad Science Rocks!
Thursday, July 12, 2018 – 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.Mad Science is all about sparking children’s imagination through scientific discoveries. Explore pitches and make your own music using things you find! Use PVC pipes, boom-whackers and even glasses of water to create a silly Mad Science symphony!



Sign-Up Workshops & More…

*LEGO Club – June 1, and July  6, at  1:30 p.m. (ages 5 to 7) or 3:30 p.m. (ages 8 and up).  Participants will be encouraged to build their best LEGO creation to complete our LEGO challenge.  [*Sign-up required – Limit 40]

*Rock Painting – June 4, at 10:30 a.m. (ages 5 to 7) or 1:30 p.m. (ages 8-up)  Create rocks to keep, share, or hide around town.  [*Sign-up required – Limit 40]

*Robotics – June 6, and July 11, at 1:30 p.m.(ages 9-up) – Learn the basics of robotic creation and code in this STEAM program that utilizes the Mindstorm platform. [*Sign-up Required – Limit 14]

*Crafters Workshop –June 13 at 10:30 a.m. (ages 5 to 7) or 1:30 p.m. (ages 8-up) Join us for a Crafters Workshop presented by your local Home Depot.  [Sign-up required – Limit 30]

*Game On –June 18, and July 16, at 10:30 a.m. (ages 6-8) and 1:30 p.m. (ages 9- up) WII, X-box, Guitar Hero, Minecraft, board games, and more… [*Sign-up required – Limit 30]

*Coding Club – June 20, or July 18 at 1:30-3 p.m. (ages 8-up)  Learn the basics  of coding with Scratch as we explore coding through the Google CS First curriculum. [*Sign-up required – Limit
15]*Boredom Buster Games – June 25th at 10:30 a.m. (ages 3-6) or 1:30 p.m. (ages 7-up)   The Chickasaw Nation Get Fresh Nutrition Education presents a fun day filled with games, food and fun. [*Sign-up requested]

*Kids Can Cook with OSU Extension on June 27th at 10:30 a.m. (ages 4 to 7) or 1:30 p.m. (ages 8-up) Learn cooking techniques that can be fun and tasty too. [*Sign-up required – Limit 30]

*Cupcake Compositions – Monday, July 2, at 10:30 a.m. (ages 5-7) or 1:30 p.m.(ages 8-up)  For those who love to decorate cupcake  and have fun putting their personal touch on fantastic cupcake
creations. [*Sign-up required – Limit 30] (Bring 5 un-iced cupcakes)

*Painting Masterpieces – Monday, July 9th at 10:30 a.m. (ages 5- 7) or 1:30 p.m.(ages 8 – up)  Grab a paint brush and turn the music up as we fashion individual works of art to the beat. [*Sign-up required – Limit 30]*Slime Making –  July 19, at 10:30 a.m. (ages 7-up) A fun and easy science experiment for kids of all ages! Make your own SLIME!!! [*Sign-up – Limit 30]

*Art Re-mix –  July 25, at 10:30 a.m. (ages 5 to 7) and 1:30 p.m. (ages 8 and up)  Create your own musical instrument or junk art masterpiece using leftover craft supplies and recycled items. [*Sign-up required – Limit 30]

*Sign-up Required

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.