Library Programs

Summer Reading Program from June 1 – July 10, 2021. FREE for children, teens, and adults!

Online Registration begins May 1st.

Join the Orange City Public Library on Tuesday, June 1st in Windmill Park to help us celebrate the beginning of the Summer Reading Program, “Reading Colors Your World!” We are hosting Rick Eugene’s Science Bubble Stations and an ice cream social from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm.

Sign up for the 2020 Summer Reading Program: Reading Colors Your World! Download the READsquared app to begin (pictured above, right) or visit Engage in reading challenges and activities on READsquared, as well as library events and classes that encourage children, teens, and adults to enjoy the colors around us and all that the library has to offer our community. Please contact the library at 712-707-4302 with any questions. Paper logs are also available upon request at the library.

Registration required for most events and classes. Register your child at the grade level that they have just completed at
* * means no registration required.

Events for the Whole Family

  • Rick Eugene (Bubble Stations and Ice Cream) June 1, 4:00-7:00 pm at Windmill Park**
  • Great Plains Zoo (Live Animals) June 8 at 10:00 am and 11:00 am at City Hall
  • Jonathan May Magic (Magic Show) June 15 at 10:30 am at Prairie Winds Event Center
  • Monarchs on the Move (Sioux County Extension) June 23 at 4:00 pm at City Hall
  • Pool Pass Evening – Free Swim w/Library Card June 29, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Orange City Public Pool**
  • Sioux County Conservationist (Live Animals) July 6 at 10:30 am at City Hall
  • Family Movie and Popcorn (Outdoor Movie) July 9 at 9:00 pm at Windmill Park**

YOUTH PROGRAMS-Registration Required

Song & Rhyme Time: Thursdays at 9:30 am – 10:15 am (June 3- July 8)

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages 6 months – 3 years and their caregiver.

Story Time: Thursday mornings at 10:30 am – 11:15 am (June 3-July 8)

Stories and wigglers for children ages 3 – 6 and their caregiver.

Colorful Tales and LEGO Club: K-2nd Grades on Tuesdays 1:00 – 1:30 pm (June 1-July 6)

Do you like to hear great stories? Do you like to build with LEGOS? Join us for a fun combination of color themed stories and LEGO that encourages the imagination.

Colorful Tales and Writing Wednesdays: 3rd-4th Grades on Wednesdays 10:30-11:15 am (June 2-July 7)

Do you like to tell great stories? Do you like art and writing? Join us for a fun combination of color themed stories and pop-up book creations that encourage the imagination.

Stuffed Animal Workshops: K-2nd Grades on Fridays 9:30-10:15 am (June 4-July 9)

Create your own stuffed labradoodle. Limited to 6 participants per class and adult helper required. Class will repeat weekly. Limited to one registration per person.

Tie-Dye Workshops: 3rd-4th Grades on Fridays 11:00-11:45 am (June 4-July 9)

Create your own colorful accessories. Limited to 6 participants per class. Class will repeat weekly. Limited to one registration per person.

TWEEN/TEEN PROGRAMS-Registration Required

Colorful Cartoon Creation: June 2, 4:00-5:00 pm

You have the chance to create your own colorful cartoon characters – what would they look like? Where would they be? Natalee and Bella Drissell will guide you in creating fun and intriguing cartoon stories as they teach some of the drawing techniques for this art form.

Colorful World of Doodling: June 9, 4:00-5:00 pm

Natalee and Bella Drissell will be back to guide you in creating colorful doodles that contain patterns and artistic elements. Join them to see how amazing your doodling can become.

Bee Keeping:  June 16, 4:00-5:00 pm at City Hall

Ron Rynders will bring in live bee hives to demonstrate and teach about the bee keeping business. Join us to taste some fresh honey from the hive while you learn some tricks of the trade. Bring your fears about bees and leave them here.

Monarchs on the Move:  June 23, 4:00-5:00 pm at City Hall

Jenna and Beth from the Sioux County Extension and Outreach share a beautiful monarch butterfly display. You can learn about the life cycle, pollination, the impact of the declining butterfly population, and ways that you can make an impact towards the increase of this colorful species.

Smoothies and Black Out Poetry:  June 30, 4:00-5:00 pm

Choose a colorful and tasty smoothie to drink while you create poetry, black out style with Phyllis and Abby.

STEM & Color Coding:  July 7, 4:00-5:00 pm

Are you interested in coding, robots or STEM? Join us to discover the inner workings of technology with Phyllis and Abby.

ADULT PROGRAMS – Registration Required

Into the Woods: June 3 at 7:00 pm at Oak Grove Nature Center

Explore the sights, sounds, and smells of the Oak Grove Woods as you engage in Nature Journaling under the expert leadership of our local naturalist, Sunday Ford. Gather up your favorite journal, pen/pencil, water bottle, and sense of wonder and adventure. Be prepared to be renewed and refreshed! Meet at the Oak Grove Nature Center.

Growing Succulents: (For adults & teens) June 10 at 7:00 pm

Presented by Sioux County Extension Master Gardener Coordinator, Donna Mills, for adults and teens. Succulents are some of the easiest and cool-looking plants to grow. Come learn about a few varieties of indoor and outdoor succulents. Take home a starter succulent plant and watch it grow!
Color Theory: Explore the fascinating history of color as it is used in art throughout the world with Professor Emily Stokes from Northwestern College’s Art Department.

Monarch Butterflies:  June 24 at 7:00 pm

Have you noticed there aren’t as many monarchs as there once were? Many consider monarchs the royalty of butterflies, but a number of factors have had a huge impact on their population. Steps to save the monarch aren’t difficult. Learn about what the library has done and what you can do as well with Master Gardener, John Buntsma.

Authors Color Your World:  July 1 at 7:00 pm

Our lives are filled with colorful stories! Meet local author, Jane Ver Mulm, to learn how she colored her world. She will share her inspiration and writing process. Also, sit back and listen to this author reading an excerpt of her novel Finding Paradise.

Painting Colors Your World:  July 8 at 7:00 pm

Discover some new ways to make a painting with local artist, Rein Vanderhill. Whether you are an experienced painter or want to make a painting for the first time, you can come away with techniques you can use with your individual personal style. Two hours of practice does not make perfect, but a lot of fun is guaranteed.

Check the library website at and our Facebook page for additions and possible updates. We are also on Instagram, and Twitter! Or feel free to call us at 712-707-4302.

NOTE: We take pictures of participants and performers at library events. We may also use pictures of participants and their work that is posted on the library social media platforms. These may be displayed on our library website, social media pages, or in the local newspaper.

Get your Summer Reading minutes in wherever you are! Download ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to your phone, tablet, or audioplayer with your library card. Log in to the catalog [] for links!

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