Summer Reading Program
June 5 – July 15
The Orange City Public Library is, once again, hosting our annual summer reading program for children, teens, and adults. Join us at the library to sign up at the Construction Zone and help us “Build a Better World”. There will be reading challenges and activities in addition to programs that will encourage everyone to improve their home, community, and world.
Read to earn grand prize entries and the chance to win some awesome prizes! So this summer, whatever your age, make it your goal to read, read often, and join in on the fun!
Events for the Whole Family
- Opening Ceremonies w/ the Hanson Family & Ice Cream Social
- Sioux County Naturalist
- Rope Warrior
- Jonathan May (Magic Show)
- Pool Party
- Great Plains Zoo
- June 5 @ 6:00 pm
- June 13 @ 10:00 am
- June 22 @ 9:00 am
- June 29 @ 10:00 am
- July 6 @ 6:30– 8:30 pm
- July 11 @ 10am & 11am
Family Movie Nights Mondays @ 6 pm
- Akeelah and the Bee
- The LEGO Movie
- Field of Dreams
- The Lorax
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
- June 12
- June 19
- June 26
- July 3
- July 10
Held some Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00 – 10:45am (June 6, 8, 15, 20, 27, July 6, 13,). Geared for children ages 3-6 and their parent or caregiver.
Rhythm & Rhyme/Ritmos y Rimas
Held Thursdays at 5:30pm and Saturdays at 10:00am (from June 8-July 15). Learn words in English and Spanish with stories, songs, and play. Geared for children ages 3-8 and their parent or caregiver.
- DIY Pet Toys June 8 @ 1:00 pm
- Edible Architecture June 14 @ 1:00 pm
- Build a Book Box June 20 @ 1:00 pm
- Nail & String Art June 29 @ 1:00 pm
- Teen Read-In July 5 @ 1:00 pm
- Build a Better Meal July 11 @ 1:00 pm
- Teen Lock-In July 14 @ 6:30 pm
- Native Plant Species
- Green Cleaning Products
- Coffee: From Plant to Cup
- DIY Book Journals
- June 13 @ 6:30 pm
- June 19 @ 6:30 pm
- June 22 @ 6:30 pm
- June 27 @ 6:30 pm
- July 11 @ 6:30pm
-Food for Fines-
Help others while helping yourself! During the Summer Reading Program bring undamaged, unexpired, nonperishable food to the library & get $1 per item towards your fines! Does not include fees for printing, replacement library cards, or lost items.
-Letter Writing for Operation Gratitude-
During the Summer Reading Program we will collect letters for Operation Gratitude. The letters will be included in care packages sent to military personnel.
Each week we will set out a new 3-D puzzle. Work on it alone or in a group.