Youth Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Challenge Instructions

  • Pick up a printed reading log at the library or choose to log your reading through Readsquared. It is not possible to combine printed and online reading logs.
  • Return completed reading logs or show online badges of completion to Level Two staff any time until August 31.
  • Complete half the reading log (25 circles of half an hour reading each) and visit Level Two to claim the first prize – a free book!
  • Return the completed log (50 circles of half an hour reading each) to Level Two on or before August 31 to receive a $5 Missoula Downtown Association gift card.

Don’t forget to check out our events below, happening all summer long!

June

Mon, Jun 13, 6:30-7:30pm
Cooper Room

HULA WITH UM’S PACIFIC ISLANDERS CLUB

Come learn some moves when UM’s Pacific Islanders Club present a hula dance class at the library! This all-ages and family friendly program is fun for everyone, ages 4-104. This program is also sponsored in part by the Mansfield Library at the University of Montana.
 
Pacific Islanders Club logo
Mon, Jun 13, 6:30-7:30pm
Cooper Room
Tues, Jun 14, 2-3pm
Art Box

PLANT A POLLINATOR GARDEN

Learn about the importance pollinators, and help plant a pollinator garden on the second floor balcony.
We will be observing the garden all summer to learn more about the lives of our friends the pollinators.
Tues, Jun 14, 2-3pm
Art Box
Tues, Jun 21, 2-3pm
Imaginarium

GARDEN FOR WILDLIFE PART 1

The National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife program focuses on educating community members on sustainably providing wildlife with food, water, shelter, and space to raise young. Learn about creating a healthy wildlife habitat in your own space as Kassie Robakiewicz from the National Wildlife Foundation teaches us all about food and water. We’ll read a story that emphasizes the importance of these features, and dissect owl pellets to find out what they’ve been eating. (Part 2 will be held August 2)
Tues, Jun 21, 2-3pm
Imaginarium
Wed, Jun 29, 2-3:30pm
Cooper Room

PEREGRINE: THE FALCON OF THE WORLD WITH KATE DAVIS

Join Kate Davis of Raptors of the Rockies to learn about an amazing falcon that lives around the world, oceans away, plus some falcons that are our neighbors here in North America. Kate will also discuss fish-eating Ospreys during our Summer Learning Program, “Oceans of Possibilities,” and will have some special bird guests with her! This program is intended for school-aged children or older and their caregivers. One adult must attend for every three children attending, and registration is required.
 
Wed, Jun 29, 2-3:30pm
Cooper Room

July

Tues, Jul 5, 2-3pm
Art Box

MAKE IT RAIN

Let’s get messy! Celebrate rain with a rainbow, a rainstick, and other rain-themed crafts. Make it from 2-3pm in the Art Box or pick up a kit to take home while supplies last.
Tues, Jul 5, 2-3pm
Art Box
Tues, Jul 12, 10am-12pm
Imaginarium

CLARK FORK RIVER CLEAN-UP

Do your part and help clean up the Clark Fork River. We will meet in the Imaginarium then walk down to the River. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. Bring a sack lunch to eat when we’re done and then enjoy a frozen treat on us.
Tues, Jul 12, 10am-12pm
Imaginarium
Sat, Jul 23, 2-3:30pm
Cooper Room

BRAM BRATÀ STEEL DRUM BAND PERFORMANCE

MPL is thrilled to host the Washington-based steel drum band Bram Bratá as part of our Summer Learning Program, “Oceans of Possibilities.” Bram Bratá is the Tri-Cities Steel Band Association’s senior drum band. The name Bram Bratá is derived from two Trinidadian slang words meaning “an unexpected party.” Audiences find this name fitting as they enjoy the challenging and varied repertoire of Caribbean, Soca, jazz, popular and even classical music. Spontaneous dancing is welcome! This all-ages and family friendly program will equally delight young participants and those who are young at heart.
Sat, Jul 23, 2-3:30pm
Cooper Room
Tues, Jul 26, 11am-12pm, 1:30-2:30pm, & 3-4pm
Imaginarium

“UNDER THE SEA” LEGO MAGIC

Curtis Mork, a.k.a The Lego Guy, takes us on an oceanic adventure—with marine creatures, underwater ruins, and deep sea vehicles you can help create using Legos from Curtis’s private collection. Curtis owns more than 800 Lego sets, and travels thousands of miles to give workshops and share interactive exhibits with others.

*Please choose to attend one of the three sessions listed above so everyone has a chance to participate in the fun.

Tues, Jul 26, 11am-12pm, 1:30-2:30pm, & 3-4pm
Imaginarium

August

Tues, Aug 2, 2-3pm
Imaginarium

GARDEN FOR WILDLIFE PART 2

The National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife program focuses on educating community members on sustainably providing wildlife with food, water, shelter, and space to raise young. Learn about creating a healthy wildlife habitat in your own space as Kassie Robakiewicz from the National Wildlife Foundation teaches us all about shelter and space. We’ll read a story that emphasizes the importance of these features, and take part in a fun activity.
Tues, Aug 2, 2-3pm
Imaginarium
Sun, Aug 7, 2-4pm
Currents Aquatics Center

END OF SUMMER PARTY AT CURRENTS AQUATICS CENTER

As summer winds down join us for swimming, snacks, and crafts at Currents Aquatics Center during our End of Summer Party! Join us at Currents Aquatics Center at McCormick Park, 600 Cregg Lane from 2-4 PM. This cool event is just for library patrons and is free with registration.
 
Sun, Aug 7, 2-4pm
Currents Aquatics Center

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