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Summer Reading Program 2021

Tails & Tales @ the Lewiston City Library

June 7 - July 31

The Summer Reading Program (SRP) at the Lewiston City Library is an annual program that is intended to keep children, tweens, teens, and adults engaged in reading over the summer months. Research shows this is important for everyone in our community, especially children! Don’t let your reading skills slip and slide over the summer months, sign-up for our Summer Reading Program! There are some great programs planned for all ages! All programs will be conducted following social distancing recommendations.



  • Regististration is open. REGISTER HERE! (Online Form)
  • Register at the library from June 7 - 12. The registration table will be open from 10 AM - 6 PM (Mon - Thur) and from 10 AM - 4 PM (Fri & Sat)

ROCKIN' REGISTRATION ON THE ROOFTOP! Registration will be held in our New Rooftop Gallery & Multipurpose Space. Come on in and check it out! Summer Reading Stamp Cards will be available at the library. 

Adult Bingo Card

The Adult SRP Bingo Card is a fun way to get into your summer reading for the year! Our bingo is very simple (and flexible). Follow the bingo prompts then come in each week to get a sticker on the square. If there is a square you do not want or cannot complete, no worries, just let us know what you did instead that was bookish or library related and we will be happy to sticker away! For every bingo you will receive a free book of your choice and a ticket for a grand prize drawing. For a blackout, you will receive a personalized coffee mug! Happy reading!

Downloadable Card: Adult Bingo Card (PDF)

Special Events

Practice Qigong

Qigong Series with Certified Instructor Jennifer Bauer

  • Date: Thursdays, June 17 - August 12
  • Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM
  • Where: Event Space

Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) is an ancient Asian system of exercise designed to increase health and release stress. Each week, certified instructor Jennifer Bauer will lead participants through an easy Qigong routine and share information about its benefits.

Debra Gwartney

Creative Writing Workshop with Debra Gwartney (Virtual)

  • Date: Wednesday, June 23
  • Time: 3:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Where: Zoom
  • Registration Required: Register Here (Registration is full, but you can still register for the waitlist)

Join us for a virtual writing workshop with author Debra Gwartney. We'll explore the topic of writing about family and make our prose come alive on the page. There will be time for craft talk, writing, sharing, and feedback. Participants will receive a copy of Debra's memoir, I Am a Stranger Here Myself. 

Debra Gwartney

A Conversation with Author Debra Gwartney (Virtual)

  • Date: Wednesday, June 23
  • Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Where: Zoom
  • Registration Required: Register Here

Please join us for a Zoom conversation with author Debra Gwartney. Adult Services Librarian, Barrie Olmstead will talk with Gwartney about her memoir, I Am a Stranger Here Myself

Dungeons and Dragons 20-sided dice

Dungeons, Dragons & Dress Up

Come join us with your D&D group for 3 hours of FUN! Meet other D&D players, game play, and dress up in costumes (family friendly). Beginners table will be available. Maximum group size will be 10 players.

Tina Ontiveros

Author Talk with Tina Ontiveros

  • Date: Thursday, July 22
  • Time: 5:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Where: Event Space

Oregon author Tina Ontiveros will discuss her memoir, Rough House, with a book signing to follow in partnership with And Books Too... "While some elements of Ontiveros's story are universal, others are indelibly grounded in the logging camps of the Pacific Northwest. Tracing her childhood through the working-class towns and forests of Washington and Oregon, Ontiveros explores themes of love and loss."

Ellen Waterston

Author Talk with Ellen Waterston (Virtual)

  • Date: Wednesday, August 4
  • Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Where: Zoom
  • Registration Required: Register Here

High Desert writer Ellen Waterston will discuss her gook Walking the High Desert: Encounters with America Along the Oregon Desert Trail, which is equal parts travelogue, guidebook, history, and nature writing on the Oregon wilderness.

Regular Programs

Latte and a book

Coffee & Books

  • Dates: First Friday of the month
  • Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM
  • Where: Event Space

Join us for a lively book discussion over coffee! Upcoming titles:

  • July 9: The Chicken Sisters, by KJ Dell'Antonia
  • August 6: One By One, by Ruth Ware
  • September 10: The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett