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River Falls Public Library

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

Summer Reading Program for Youth

A Universe of Stories 2019

Monday, June 10 - ​Friday, August 23

Activities & Programs

Activity Sessions

Activity sessions are for kids of all ages
All programs are scheduled at 10:30am and are held in the Lower Level meeting room unless otherwise noted.  No registration required.

  • June 12: Science Tellers - Science and storytelling
  • June 19: Driftless Stargazing - Giant Steps
  • June 26: A Universe of Stories - Space themed games and crafts
  • July 3: No program
  • July 10: Christopher Mick - NASA Educator
  • July 17: Tom Pease - Musician
  • July 24: Traveling Lantern Theater presents: My Mother the Astronaut
  • July 31: Pint-Sized Polkas
Kiddie Parade

Location - City Hall, 222 Lewis St
Saturday, July 13 at 10:30am

Registration and line-up will begin at 10:00am.

The parade is a chance for children to dress up in costumes matching various themes and have a mini-parade. There will also be a petting zoo and kids’ games provided by RF4C teachers.  The new parade route will be along the pathway by the Kinni in front of City Hall and near the food booths.​

Categories

  • ​Favorite Book Characters
  • Miscellaneous
  • Greatest Show on the Kinni
  • Universe of Stories
  • Superheros
  • Sports Stars
Teen Programs

For students who have completed grades 6-12.

Teen Programs run every Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 and are held in the lower level meeting room unless otherwise noted.

  • June 12: Universe Mini-Paintings
  • June 19: Comic Book Magnets
  • June 26: Hidden Figures Movie Showing
  • July 3: No program
  • July 10: DIY Kinetic Sand and Moon Dust
  • July 17: Dot Painted Mugs
  • July 24: String Art Constellations
  • July 31: Galaxy Bath Bombs and Bath Salts
  • August 7: Create Your Own Galaxy pudding cups
Teen Volunteer Opportunities

During summer reading, teens who have completed 6th grade are eligible to become a library volunteer.

There are a variety of ways to volunteer, including learning to shelve books, helping out at children’s events, and craft prep. Students who are interested in becoming a volunteer should stop by the reference desk to fill out an interest form and liability waiver. We will be setting up some training sessions in May and June for teens.

Register for Summer Reading

Reading Clubs

Online registration starts on May 1
In-person registration starts on June 10

Reading Club

Monday, June 10 - Friday, August 23
The summer reading club starts Monday, June 10, 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!

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.

Monday, June 10 - Friday, August 23
Reading Club Jr. is a program 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.  Parents and families will have a choice about which Reading Club makes sense for their family.

Teen Reading Club

Monday, June 10 - Friday, August 23
For students in 6th – 12th grade, we have a separate teen reading club this year.
The teen program will have Bingo sheets with a variety of reading and non-reading challenges. Completing a variety of squares will earn teens prizes including tickets to win one of the prize baskets that will be available for this group.
Any two “bingos” on a sheet will be worth a free book, so teens will have the opportunity to earn free books as well as a chance at winning the baskets.


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All Reading Clubs will run until August 23rd.
Reading records will NOT be accepted after this date.




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