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140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
M-Th 9am-8pm, F 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1-4

Summer Reading Program for Youth

Libraries Rock
june 11 - August 24, 2018

Register online or at the library starting on Monday, June 11

Activity Sessions

Activity sessions are for kids of all ages

All programs are scheduled at 10:30am and
are in the Lower Level meeting room unless otherwise noted

  • ​June 6 - No Program
  • June 13 - Everett Smithson Band – Blue Grass band for kids
  • June 20 - Bruce the Bug Guy
  • June 27 - Peter Johnson - Scientist
  • July 4 - No program, library closed for Independence Day
  • July 11 - Pint-Sized Polkas
  • July 18 - Libraries Rock (our home-grown program – making musical instruments and noise makers)
  • July 25 - Jack & Kitty – Musical Group for kids
  • August 1 - Colossal Fossils
Independent Reading Program

June 11 - August 24

​​Reading Club

  • The summer reading club starts Monday, June 11, but you can join us at any time after that date – even if you miss the start, don’t worry, you can still register and participate!
  • We will have both in person registration, and online registration starting in June 11.
  • For our Reading Club, we will be counting the number of hours spent reading over the summer. After your first hour, you will be given a necklace and your first bead. You will earn one bead for every hour you read. The more you read, the more beads you can put on your necklace.
  • At 10 hours you will earn a free book! At 20 hours of reading, you will earn a 2nd free book.
  • Anyone who reads more than 20 hours over the summer will be considered a “Top Reader” and earn a chance to win a free summer reading t-shirt at the end of the summer.
  • This program is done on your own time, at your own pace and you have the option to participate at any level you would like.

Reading Club Jr.

  • Reading Club Jr. is a new program this year that is meant for babies, toddlers, and some pre-school aged children. This is meant to be a read-to-me program that fosters early literacy in younger kids. Suggested ages for participation are 0-3.
  • Participants will have a bookmark with activities to check off and will earn rubber ducks and free books for completing the bookmarks. There is a limit of four bookmarks, so if you complete the entire program, you are welcome to join the reading club program and also count minutes.
  • Parents and families will have a choice about which Reading Club makes sense for their family.

Both Reading Clubs will run until August 24th.  Reading records will not be accepted after this date.

Summer Teen Events

For students entering grades 7-12
Wednesdays at 4:00pm 
in the lower level meeting room at the library unless otherwise noted

  • June 13– Movie – Moana *in the Board Room
  • June 20 – Bullet Journals – Design, plan, and make your own bullet journal. All supplies provided.
  • June 27 – Painting. All supplies provided. Come create a masterpiece!
  • July 4 – No event, library for Independence Day
  • July 11 – Kindness Rocks. We will choose rocks, paint them and spread kindness.
  • July 18 – Slime! We will be experimenting with making different types of slime.
  • July 25 – Movie – The Greatest Showman
  • August 1 – Waffle Wednesday

*Popcorn or other snacks will be available at all teen events

Build Your Own Linux Computer For Girls Class
Tuesday, June 21 at 2:00 in the Lower Level
This is only for girls age 13-18. There is very limited availability, so registration is required. Register at the children’s desk starting May 29.

Poolside Book Break

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2:30 at Glen Park Pool
Library staff will be at Glen Park this summer for poolside book break. When it is time to get out of the pool, library staff will be on hand to read and tell stories, and share jokes and songs. We will have a selection of books available to check out, right there at the pool, so bring your library card with you (it’s waterproof!) and do some poolside reading of your own. June 12 – Pool closing in August

Kiddie Parade

Saturday, July 14 at 10:30am
Registration and line-up will begin at 10:00am

Categories and details coming soon!

The Kiddie Parade is a popular event and it grows more popular each year. Even if you don’t have young kids to march in the Parade, come on down to grab a seat and see the kids in costume. The route runs around the outside of the library, starting at the Southeast corner of the building and marching West toward Main Street, turning on the sidewalk and marching North to Union where we turn again, completing the circuit around the building. Participants will receive a treat bag at the end of the parade.

The petting zoo will be stationed on the Northeast corner of the library lawn. In past years, we have had miniature goats, llamas, rabbits, and all sorts of unique and interesting animals, many of which can be touched and fed. It’s a delightful chance to get up close and see some animals that you might not otherwise be able to see.

The RF4C teachers come each year with fun games and activities. These are set up on the North library lawn, with all sorts of fun games that are appropriate for preschool and early elementary kids, including a duck pond, target toss, and water racing games.

Additionally, the River Falls Royalty is on hand to judge the Parade Categories and take pictures with parade goers and other attendees. Come ready to snap some photos and pose with the Royalty.

The library provides refreshments at this event as well. Popcorn and water. 


A HUGE “Thank You” goes out to the River Falls Library Foundation, who underwrites the costs of the Summer Reading Program