Youth Programs

Two children riding a dolphin and reading.  Text: Oceans of Possibilities

Summer Reading Program 2022

Oceans of Possibilities @ the Lewiston City Library

June 6 - July 22

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!  Each week participants record, rate, and describe one book or a chapter from a book they are reading on their Summer Reading Stamp Card.  Cards can be brought to the library weekly and will be stamped.  Participants will receive a fun weekly prize and each week a ticket goes in for the grand prize drawing that is held at the conclusion of the program (July 28th).  There are some great programs planned for all ages (adults too)!



  • Register online: SRP registration will open June 1 here.
  • Register at the library from June 6 - 11.  The registration table will be open from 10 AM - 6 PM (Mon - Thur) and from 10 AM - 4 PM (Fri & Sat).

Registration will be held in our Rooftop Gallery.  Come on in and check it out!  Summer Reading Stamp Cards will be available at the library. 

Kids Programs

A child sits on a propeller-powered narwhale while reading a book

STEAM Ahead Saturdays

  • Date: Saturdays, June 25 & July 16
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Library Event Space
  • Intended Ages: 4-8

At each STEAM Ahead Saturdays, young learners will take part in interactive play with activities and toys focusing on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) concepts.  Inquiry-based learning will be the focus as children learn by asking simple questions during play.  Children naturally want to play, and we want to encourage parents and caregivers to play alongside their child.  Strong STEAM skills will set a foundation for your young child’s school achievement for years to come and play is the best way for children to learn!

A child moves around on a snail/wheelchair hybrid.

6 Weeks of Possibilities: Kids (Ages 8-11)

  • Date: Wednesdays, June 15 - July 20
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Library Makery and Event Space
  • Ages: 8 - 11
  • Registration Required and includes all 6 sessions (opens June 6)

Each week we will explore a fun, new learning possibility.

  • Week 1: 6/15 Under the Sea Cupcakes (Makery)
  • Week 2: 6/22 Engineer a Windmill Nez Perce Tribe ERWM Air Quality Program (Event Space)
  • Week 3: 6/29 Engineering with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (Event Space)
  • Week 4: 7/06 Gyotaku Japanese Art with Idaho Fish & Game (Event Space)
  • Week 5: 7/13 Seascape Aquarium (Makery)
  • Week 6: 7/20 Cricut Decal Class (Makery)
A child sitting on a starfish with a book on his head

Summer Reading Storytimes: Read, Play, Learn!

  • Date: June 14 - July 22
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Tuesdays @ Hereth Park; Thursdays @ Pioneer Park
  • Ages: 0-7

Summer storytimes are all about having fun in the sun!  Make new friends while singing, dancing, and storytime fun at our beautiful Lewiston City Parks.  We will also have special guest readers so stay tuned!

A group relaxes doing yoga in a public park

Family Laughter Yoga with Lisa

  • Date: Wednesdays June 15 - July 20
  • Time: 6:00 PM -  6:30 PM
  • Location: Hereth Park
  • Ages: All Ages Welcome!

At Family Laughter Yoga, participants will experience a dynamic, extraordinary way to bring some joy and lightness to your life.  Even science agrees that laughing can increase blood circulation, boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, reduce pain, and increase feel good hormones serotonin and endorphins.  All ages and all bodies can do Laughter Yoga and receive the benefits.  Sessions will include a warm up, breathing exercises, clapping, body movement, laughter exercises, and playful silliness.  All of the activities can be done standing or seated.  All ages are welcome!

Tweens and Teens

Teen Kayaking while reading

6 Weeks of Possibilities: Teen/Tween (Ages 12-18)

  • Date: Thursdays, June 16 - July 21
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Library Makery and Event Space
  • Ages: 12 - 18
  • Registration Required and is for all 6 weeks (opens June 6)

Try something new this summer!

  • Week 1: 6/16 Cooking with LCSC Professor Rodney Farrington (Makery)
  • Week 2: 6/23 Engineer a Windmill Nez Perce Tribe ERWM Air Quality Program (Event Space)
  • Week 3: 6/30 Engineering with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (Event Space)
  • Week 4: 7/07 Gyotaku Japanese Art with Idaho Fish & Game (Event Space)
  • Week 5: 7/14 Under the Sea Cricut Class (Makery)
  • Week 6: 7/21 Cricut Decal Class (Makery)

Special Events

Playful shark wearing button that reads 'Camp Ocean'

Traveling Lantern Theater Group Presents: Camp Ocean

  • Date: Monday, June 6, 2022
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Location: Library Event Space
  • Ages: All are welcome
  • Registration required for each individual attending, opens on 5/31/2022

Welcome to Camp Ocean!  All hands on deck as we get underway for a summer of fun!  Meet Mr. Sharky, your snaggle-toothed camp counselor.  He has planned a fish-fact-filled voyage to the bottom of the sea just for you!  Search for buried treasures and dive into the mysteries of the ocean.  The Traveling Lantern Theatre group will put on a super summer show you won’t soon forget.

Flaming letters emphasizing 'EXTREME' science

Radical Rick Science Show

  • Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Location: Brackenbury Square 605 Main Street, Lewiston, ID
  • Registration is NOT required for this event.  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the show!

Come join us for a high energy, interactive, and educational science show with super scientist Radical Rick!

Outreach Programs

School Lunch Sites:

Our summer reading associates will be giving out free books and Take & Make crafts at our local school free lunch sites during the summer.

This Summer Reading Program is made possible by the following generous donors!

  • Burger King
  • City of Lewiston Parks & Recreation
  • Coleman Oil Company
  • Dairy Queen
  • Dutch Brothers Coffee
  • Friends of the Lewiston City Library
  • Happy Day Corporation
  • Hot Shots Expresso
  • Idaho State Parks
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)
  • Lewis Clark Community Union (Grand Prize Sponsor)
  • McDonald's
  • Mick McClure Honda
  • Nez Perce County Historical Museum
  • Rosauers
  • Sonic Drive In
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell
  • Twin County United Way
  • Village Centre Cinemas

The Friends of the Lewiston City Library will be selling Summer Reading t-shirts for $10.00.

A Summer Reading Program shirt with a parent and baby penguin sitting on a book
Summer Reading Program Shirt with sea snakes slithering out of a book

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