Summer reading

EPHRATA – The North Central Regional Library’s Summer Reading Program kicks off this month with a full lineup of free activities at Grant County libraries.

Children can began signing up for the reading program at their local branch libraries starting the second week of June.

The program is designed to encourage children to reach while they are out of school for summer.

“The public library works hard to host special programs just for kids, and the local librarians do an amazing job of offering incentives that encourage kids to join the Summer Reading Program – all in the service of making every child in the community become a better reader,” said Angela Morris, director of public services for North Central Regional Library.

Prizes are offered for children who log the most reading hours, from toys to book sets, electronics and entertainment passes.

In addition to prizes, free activities are offered throughout the summer including puppet shows, theatrical performances, science and technology workshops, author visits and Pacific Science Center programs, along with weekly crafts and story times.

“We’re committed to encouraging young people to love to read,” Morris said. “Summer is the perfect time for kids to come to the library to browse for special interest books, find their favorite graphic novel, or get the latest title in a book series.”

For more information, visit www.ncrl.org.

Dates and programs offered at Grant County libraries:

COULEE CITY

  • June 21 – Author/illustrator Erik Brooks, 3 p.m.
  • June 28 – Bilingual program with Deborah McVay, 3 p.m.
  • July 5 – North Central Regional Library Puppeteers, 3 p.m.
  • July 12 – STEM with Sarah, 3 p.m.
  • July 19 – Grant PUD science program, 3 p.m.
  • July 26 – NCRL Puppeteers, 3 p.m.
  • Aug. 2 – Pacific Science Center (held at the Brick House), 3 p.m.

EPHRATA

  • June 21 – NCRL Puppeteers, 3 p.m.
  • June 29 – Book It Theatre presents “El Deafo,” 10 a.m.
  • July 5 – Bilingual program with Deborah McVay, 10 a.m.
  • July 12 – Grant PUD science program, 1 p.m.
  • July 20 – Author/illustrator Elisa Kleven, 10 a.m.
  • July 26 – NCRL Puppeteers, 10 .m.
  • Aug. 1 – STEM with Sarah, 10 a.m.

GEORGE

  • June 21 – STEM with Sarah, 3 p.m.
  • June 30 – NCRL Puppeteers, 4 p.m.
  • July 6 – Grant PUD science program, 2:30 p.m.
  • July 27 – Author/illustrator Erik Brooks, 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 2 – Stem with Sarah, 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 7 – NCRL Puppeteers, 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 16 – Bilingual program with Deborah McVay, 4 p.m.

GRAND COULEE

  • June 21 – Author/illustrator Erik Brooks, 11 a.m.
  • June 28 – NCRL Puppeteers, 3 p.m.
  • July 7 – Bilingual program with Deborah McVay, 10:30 a.m.
  • July 12 – STEM with Sarah, 10:30 a.m.
  • July 19 – Grant PUD science program, 11 a.m.
  • Aug. 2 – Pacific Science Center, 11 a.m.
  • Aug. 9 – NCRL Puppeteers, 3 p.m.

MATTAWA

  • June 19 – NCRL Puppeteers, 4 p.m.
  • June 29 – STEM with Sarah, 10 a.m.
  • July 6 – Chelan County PUD, 10 a.m.
  • July 11 – Bilingual program with Deborah McVay, 10 a.m.
  • July 20 – Author/illustrator Erik Brooks, 10 a.m.
  • July 24 – NCRL Puppeteers, 4:30 p.m.
  • July 31 – Pacific Science Center, 4 p.m.

MOSES LAKE

  • June 20 – Home Depot kids workshop and kickoff to summer reading, 10:30
  • June 22 – NCRL Puppeteers, 11 a.m.
  • June 30 – Book It Theatre presents “El Deafo”, 3 p.m.
  • July 7 – STEM with Sarah, 10:30 a.m.
  • July 13 – Grant PUD, 2 p.m.
  • July 18 – Lego Bingo, 2 p.m.
  • July 21 – Author/illustrator Erik Brooks, 2 p.m.
  • July 27 – NCRL Puppeteers, 10:30 a.m.
  • July 31 – Pacific Science Center, 11 a.m.
  • Aug. 3 – Bilingual program with Deborah McVay, 11 a.m.
  • Aug. 21 – Solar eclipse party, 10 a.m.

QUINCY

  • June 22 – Ian Dobson music show, 10:30 a.m.
  • June 26 – STEM, building with KEVA planks, 10 a.m.
  • June 27 – NCRL Puppeteers, 10:30 a.m.
  • June 28 – STEM, balloon-powered cards, 10 a.m.
  • July 1 – STEM, building with KEVA planks, 2 p.m.
  • July 5 – STEM with Sarah, 10:30 a.m.
  • July 6 – Teen poetry read aloud, 3 p.m.
  • July 8 – Perri the Poetry Fairy, 2 p.m.
  • July 10 – STEM toothpick towers, 10 a.m.
  • July 12 – Grant PUD science program, 10 a.m.
  • July 17 – Author/illustrator Elisa Kleven, 3 p.m.
  • July 18 – STEM, Sphreo robotic balls, 10 a.m.
  • July 19 – Shrink art, 10 a.m.
  • July 24 – NCRL Puppeteers, 10:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 1 – STEM, Sphere robotic balls, 10 a.m.
  • Aug. 5 – STEM, building with KEVA planks, 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 7 – STEM, egg drop activity, 10 a.m.
  • Aug. 10 – Bilingual program with Deborah McVay, 10:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 23 – End of summer party and literacy fair, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ROYAL CITY

  • June 21 – NCRL Puppeteers, 11 a.m.
  • June 27 – STEM with Sarah, 1 p.m.
  • July 6 – Bilingual program with Deborah McVay, 11 a.m.
  • July 20 – Author/illustrator Erik Brooks, 2 p.m.
  • July 27 – NCRL Puppeteers, 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 2 – STEM with Sarah, 1 p.m.

SOAP LAKE

  • June 17 – STEM straw connectors, noon
  • June 20 – Teen craft, poetry magnets, 3 p.m.
  • June 21 – STEM with Sarah, 11 a.m.
  • June 28 – Children’s story time and craft, 2 p.m.
  • June 30 – Book It Theatre presents “El Deafo”, 11 a.m.
  • July 5 – NCRL Puppeteers, 11 a.m.
  • July 8 – STEM, balloon powered cars, noon
  • July 14 – Grant PUD science program, 10:30 a.m.
  • July 18 – Teen games, 3 p.m.
  • July 21 – Author/illustrator Erik Brooks, 10:30 a.m.
  • July 26 – Children’s story time and craft, 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 3 – NCRL Puppeteers, 1:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 9 – Children’s story time and craft, 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 12 – STEM, building with KEVA planks, noon
  • Aug. 23 – Children’s story time and craft, 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 15 – Bilingual program with Deborah McVay, 10:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 26 – Prize ceremony, noon

WARDEN

  • June 22 – NCRL Puppeteers, 4 p.m.
  • June 27 – STEM with Sarah, 4:30 p.m.
  • July 6 – Bilingual program with Deborah McVay, 4 p.m.
  • July 13 – Grant PUD science program, 4:30 p.m.
  • July 20 – Author/illustrator Elisa Kleven, 4:30 p.m.
  • July 27 – STEM with Sarah, 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 3 – NCRL Puppeteers, 4:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 17 – End-of-summer craft and prize giveaway, 4 p.m.

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