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Kid's Summer Reading

2023 Summer Reading starts on June 4.

First day to turn in the 25-day log is June 29.

First day to turn in the 50-day log is July 24.

Last day to turn in reading logs to be entered in a drawing for bigger prizes is August 31.

Last day to turn in reading logs for a small prize and book is August 31.

Reading Logs & Prize Entry

  1. Pick up a reading log at the library or print one from home.
  2. Have your child read or read to them at least 15 minutes per day.
  3. Children can color in or place a sticker on the log for each day they read.
  4. After 25 days of reading, bring the completed log back to the downtown or pop-up library for a book and a prize!
  5. Pick up a second reading log, read for 25 more days, and return the completed log for another book and prize!
  6. Kids who complete 50 days of reading will be entered into a drawing for bigger prizes!

Grand Prize winners will be contacted after August 31. Let's get reading!

Log your reading progress with

Click the logo above to visit our Beanstack page, create a profile and start earning prizes!

EVENTS FOR KIDS
Thu, Feb 22, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join us for a story time specially curated for children ages birth to 3 and their families. Bring your little ones for an exciting experience filled with stories, movement, and fun!

Thu, Feb 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room
Create instruments and listen to classical music!

Sun, Feb 25, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Community Room
Beyond her historic role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, this dive into civil rights icon Rosa Parks sheds light on her extensive organizing, radical politics, and lifelong dedication to activism.

Tue, Feb 27, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join in on the fun and listen to popular stories and songs with one of our library storytellers! Designed for preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Tue, Feb 27, 10:15am - 11:00am
Community Room
4-H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte shares stories that connect children to nature, followed by a craft.

Tue, Feb 27, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Community Room
Assemble hot chocolate and cookie mixes to take home and make! We'll provide almost everything you need except for milk, butter, and eggs.

Thu, Feb 29, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join us for a story time specially curated for children ages birth to 3 and their families. Bring your little ones for an exciting experience filled with stories, movement, and fun!

Thu, Feb 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room
Bring your dancing shoes, it's time for a preschool dance party! We will have snacks, music, and crafts to wrap up this month's Little Explorers!

Fri, Mar 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Youth Services
Children can practice their literacy skills while reading with a certified therapy dog!

Sat, Mar 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Community Room
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Cantaré Piano Duo and special guests! Join us for an afternoon of classic Irish music featuring piano, fiddle, banjo, and more.

Tue, Mar 05, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join in on the fun and listen to popular stories and songs with one of our library storytellers! Designed for preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Tue, Mar 05, 10:15am - 11:00am
Community Room
4-H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte shares stories that connect children to nature, followed by a craft.

Tue, Mar 05, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Community Room
Build your own design, or try out the librarian's challenge for a prize!

Wed, Mar 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room
Come join us and make your very own Featherwand, play a round of Musical Statues, and enjoy all things Bluey!

Thu, Mar 07, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join us for a story time specially curated for children ages birth to 3 and their families. Bring your little ones for an exciting experience filled with stories, movement, and fun!

Thu, Mar 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room
Get hands-on with your favorite animal toys and sensory bins!

Tue, Mar 12, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join in on the fun and listen to popular stories and songs with one of our library storytellers! Designed for preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Tue, Mar 12, 10:15am - 11:00am
Community Room
4-H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte shares stories that connect children to nature, followed by a craft.

Tue, Mar 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Community Room
Build a house for a leprechaun to live in!

Thu, Mar 14, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join us for a story time specially curated for children ages birth to 3 and their families. Bring your little ones for an exciting experience filled with stories, movement, and fun!

Thu, Mar 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room
Children can explore with jungle animals and practice their writing skills!

Fri, Mar 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Youth Services
Children can practice their literacy skills while reading with a certified therapy dog!

Tue, Mar 19, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join in on the fun and listen to popular stories and songs with one of our library storytellers! Designed for preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Tue, Mar 19, 10:15am - 11:00am
Community Room
4-H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte shares stories that connect children to nature, followed by a craft.

Tue, Mar 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Community Room
Design and build a wind-powered mini vehicle!

Thu, Mar 21, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join us for a story time specially curated for children ages birth to 3 and their families. Bring your little ones for an exciting experience filled with stories, movement, and fun!

Thu, Mar 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room
Dive in with fun ocean animals at this week?s event!

Sun, Mar 24, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Community Room
Up against a broken food system suffering a multitude of issues, a brave group of visionary leaders work to build a more just, regenerative, and resilient system in their local communities.

Tue, Mar 26, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join in on the fun and listen to popular stories and songs with one of our library storytellers! Designed for preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Tue, Mar 26, 10:15am - 11:00am
Community Room
4-H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte shares stories that connect children to nature, followed by a craft.

Tue, Mar 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Community Room
Learn about layers of the Earth's crust with delicious food!

Thu, Mar 28, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join us for a story time specially curated for children ages birth to 3 and their families. Bring your little ones for an exciting experience filled with stories, movement, and fun!

Thu, Mar 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room
Discover animals that survive in the cold and ice!

Sat, Mar 30, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room
Learn about birds, migration, and adaptations, and then build a bird box to take home!

Sat, Mar 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Community Room
Come join the SDSMT Paleontology Club to learn about how paleontologists collect fossils! You'll learn what a paleontologist is and what it takes to excavate a fossil while enjoying a tasty treat!

Tue, Apr 02, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join in on the fun and listen to popular stories and songs with one of our library storytellers! Designed for preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Tue, Apr 02, 10:15am - 11:00am
Community Room
4-H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte shares stories that connect children to nature, followed by a craft.

Tue, Apr 02, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Community Room
Curiosity Club provides a new theme every week designed to challenge and grow children's imaginations. Designed for ages 5-11.

Wed, Apr 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room
Bring your little artists in their best mess-making clothes and join us for artsy, crafty fun! Each month we will explore a different art technique or artist. Designed for ages 3-5.

Thu, Apr 04, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join us for a story time specially curated for children ages birth to 3 and their families. Bring your little ones for an exciting experience filled with stories, movement, and fun!

Thu, Apr 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room
Little ones are invited to join us every Thursday as we explore different monthly themes through sensory play, STEM-focused activities, and stories! Tailored to children between the ages of 3-6.

Fri, Apr 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Youth Services
Children can practice their literacy skills while reading with a certified therapy dog!

Tue, Apr 09, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join in on the fun and listen to popular stories and songs with one of our library storytellers! Designed for preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Tue, Apr 09, 10:15am - 11:00am
Community Room
4-H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte shares stories that connect children to nature, followed by a craft.

Tue, Apr 09, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Community Room
Curiosity Club provides a new theme every week designed to challenge and grow children's imaginations. Designed for ages 5-11.

Thu, Apr 11, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join us for a story time specially curated for children ages birth to 3 and their families. Bring your little ones for an exciting experience filled with stories, movement, and fun!

Thu, Apr 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room
Little ones are invited to join us every Thursday as we explore different monthly themes through sensory play, STEM-focused activities, and stories! Tailored to children between the ages of 3-6.

Tue, Apr 16, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join in on the fun and listen to popular stories and songs with one of our library storytellers! Designed for preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Tue, Apr 16, 10:15am - 11:00am
Community Room
4-H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte shares stories that connect children to nature, followed by a craft.

Tue, Apr 16, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Community Room
Curiosity Club provides a new theme every week designed to challenge and grow children's imaginations. Designed for ages 5-11.

Thu, Apr 18, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join us for a story time specially curated for children ages birth to 3 and their families. Bring your little ones for an exciting experience filled with stories, movement, and fun!

Thu, Apr 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room
Little ones are invited to join us every Thursday as we explore different monthly themes through sensory play, STEM-focused activities, and stories! Tailored to children between the ages of 3-6.

Fri, Apr 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Youth Services
Children can practice their literacy skills while reading with a certified therapy dog!

Sat, Apr 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room
Many animal newborns are being introduced to their new habitats. Learn about how different animal newborns behave and adapt to their new world.

Tue, Apr 23, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join in on the fun and listen to popular stories and songs with one of our library storytellers! Designed for preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Tue, Apr 23, 10:15am - 11:00am
Community Room
4-H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte shares stories that connect children to nature, followed by a craft.

Tue, Apr 23, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Community Room
Curiosity Club provides a new theme every week designed to challenge and grow children's imaginations. Designed for ages 5-11.

Thu, Apr 25, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join us for a story time specially curated for children ages birth to 3 and their families. Bring your little ones for an exciting experience filled with stories, movement, and fun!

Thu, Apr 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room
Little ones are invited to join us every Thursday as we explore different monthly themes through sensory play, STEM-focused activities, and stories! Tailored to children between the ages of 3-6.

Sun, Apr 28, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Community Room
Join us for a documentary and refreshments provided by The Friends of the Library!

Tue, Apr 30, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join in on the fun and listen to popular stories and songs with one of our library storytellers! Designed for preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Tue, Apr 30, 10:15am - 11:00am
Community Room
4-H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte shares stories that connect children to nature, followed by a craft.

Tue, Apr 30, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Community Room
Curiosity Club provides a new theme every week designed to challenge and grow children's imaginations. Designed for ages 5-11.

Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room
Bring your little artists in their best mess-making clothes and join us for artsy, crafty fun! Each month we will explore a different art technique or artist. Designed for ages 3-5.

Thu, May 02, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join us for a story time specially curated for children ages birth to 3 and their families. Bring your little ones for an exciting experience filled with stories, movement, and fun!

Thu, May 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room
Little ones are invited to join us every Thursday as we explore different monthly themes through sensory play, STEM-focused activities, and stories! Tailored to children between the ages of 3-6.

Fri, May 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Youth Services
Children can practice their literacy skills while reading with a certified therapy dog!

Tue, May 07, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join in on the fun and listen to popular stories and songs with one of our library storytellers! Designed for preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Tue, May 07, 10:15am - 11:00am
Community Room
4-H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte shares stories that connect children to nature, followed by a craft.

Tue, May 07, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Community Room
Curiosity Club provides a new theme every week designed to challenge and grow children's imaginations. Designed for ages 5-11.

Thu, May 09, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join us for a story time specially curated for children ages birth to 3 and their families. Bring your little ones for an exciting experience filled with stories, movement, and fun!

Thu, May 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room
Little ones are invited to join us every Thursday as we explore different monthly themes through sensory play, STEM-focused activities, and stories! Tailored to children between the ages of 3-6.

Sat, May 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room
Prospect the literary tales of Badger Clark with Custer State Park. Explore Clark's relationship with nature and how his work provides a window into the past.

Tue, May 14, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join in on the fun and listen to popular stories and songs with one of our library storytellers! Designed for preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Tue, May 14, 10:15am - 11:00am
Community Room
4-H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte shares stories that connect children to nature, followed by a craft.

Tue, May 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Community Room
Curiosity Club provides a new theme every week designed to challenge and grow children's imaginations. Designed for ages 5-11.

Thu, May 16, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join us for a story time specially curated for children ages birth to 3 and their families. Bring your little ones for an exciting experience filled with stories, movement, and fun!

Thu, May 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room
Little ones are invited to join us every Thursday as we explore different monthly themes through sensory play, STEM-focused activities, and stories! Tailored to children between the ages of 3-6.

Fri, May 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Youth Services
Children can practice their literacy skills while reading with a certified therapy dog!

Tue, May 21, 9:30am - 10:00am
Community Room
Join in on the fun and listen to popular stories and songs with one of our library storytellers! Designed for preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Tue, May 21, 10:15am - 11:00am
Community Room
4-H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte shares stories that connect children to nature, followed by a craft.

Tue, May 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Community Room
Curiosity Club provides a new theme every week designed to challenge and grow children's imaginations. Designed for ages 5-11.