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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!   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 (August 6th).   There are some great programs planned for all ages!  All programs will be conducted following social distancing recommendations.

ALL AGES ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE! IT'S FUN & IT'S FREE!

Kids Programs

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Six Pack S.T.E.M. Week

  • Session 3: July 26 - 31 (Monday - Saturday)
    • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Location: Library Event Space
    • Ages: 11-13
    • Registration Required: Register Here

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Registration will open three weeks before the start of each session. Links will be found on this page or on the calendar.

Six Pack S.T.E.M. Week is a six-day STEM program introducing kids to the fundamentals of technology and computer science. For one hour each day, students will take a journey through the STEM concepts and structures associated with computers and computer use in our everyday lives. Participants will learn the basics of code through Braille and Morse code, observe how electricity works and its role in binary code, build their own circuits and telegraph machines, identify the guts of a computer, and design their own computer algorithms. They will also be introduced to associated STEM jobs and career paths, with a focus on those available in our local community. 

Evening Story Hour

Evening Story Time

  • Date: Thursdays, June 17 - July 29
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Hereth Park
  • Ages: All Ages Welcome

Come out to the park and enjoy a peaceful evening story time with mindful music and movement.

Reach And Read

Reach & Read @ Sunset Park

  • Date: Friday, June 18 - July 30
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location: Sunset Park
  • Ages: 2 & Up

Reach & Read combines movement and mindfulness with literacy in order to enhance early development and provide an enjoyable way for children to learn. Please bring a yoga mat or a blanket. 

Teen & Tween Programs

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Teen/Tween Mindfulness Guided Study

  • Date: Saturdays, June 19 - July 31
  • Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Library Event Space
  • Ages: 11 - 18
  • Registration Required (CLASS IS FULL)

The world is stressful, but there are healthy ways to cope. Come learn about stress management through mindfulness! In this class, we will explore the benefits of mindfulness through basic yoga movement, practice breathing techniques, and learn how meditation and journaling can help. All participants will receive the book The Mindfulness Journal for Teens: Prompts and Practices to Help You Stay Cool, Calm, and Present by Jennie Marie Battistin, MA, LMFT. 

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SciBorg Camp (Robotics)

  • Dates: August 17 - 19
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Library Event Space
  • Ages: Those entering Grades 8 - 12
  • Registration Required: Register Here

This 3-day camp is designed to give students the opportunity to learn about robotic systems, engage in STEM challenges, explore F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and much more. SciBorg Camp is being provided in partnership with the 4-H Palouse Area Robotics Team. There are only 12 slots available for this FREE program and registration is required. 

Outreach Programs

School Lunch Sites:

  • Mondays: McGhee Elementary, 11:00 AM
  • Wednesdays: Jennifer Middle School, 11:00 AM
  • Fridays: Centennial Elementary, 11:00 AM

Our summer reading associates will be out and about giving out free books and Take & Make crafts at our local school free lunch sites starting June 14th.

Hidden Duck Buddies

Keep a lookout for our hidden rubber duck buddies at local parks starting June 14th! They need to come home to the library! We will reward the return of our Duck Buddies with a special prize!

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

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

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