Library Summer Reading Programs

The Orange City Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is an annual event that encourages reading for all ages as well as participation in events that encourage life-long learning, curiosity, and creativity.

Registration

Log Your Minutes:

Record your reading minutes and attendance at events for the chance to win prizes. Sign up for our Summer Reading Program by registering on the READsquared app, READsquared website, or you can stop in the library to pick up a paper log. (Watch a READsquared tutorial HERE). All points earned should be redeemed for prize entries by the end of the day on Saturday, July 16.

Volunteering Opportunity for Tweens & Teens:

Volunteer at the library to gain experience and earn more prize entries! Register for one of the following volunteer orientations (required – contact us if these times do not work for you): June 1 at 4:00 p.m. and June 8 at 11:00 a.m.*

Events

*Registration for all events will open on May 1 at 8:00 a.m. Register for grade just completed.

Earn more prize entries by attending events!

The Orange City Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is an annual event that encourages reading for all ages as well as participation in events that encourage life-long learning, curiosity, and creativity.

Registration: Read Beyond the Beaten Path

Log Your Minutes:

Record your reading minutes and attendance at events for the chance to win prizes. Sign up for our Summer Reading Program by registering on the READsquared app, READsquared website, or you can stop in the library to pick up a paper log. All points earned should be redeemed for prize entries by the end of the day on Saturday, July 16.

Volunteering Opportunity for Tweens & Teens:

Volunteer at the library to gain experience and earn more prize entries! Register for one of the following volunteer orientations (required – contact us if these times do not work for you): June 8 at 11:00 a.m., June 13 at 4:00 p.m.*

Events

*Registration for all events will open on May 1 at 8:00 a.m.
Earn more prize entries by attending events!

Family Events:

Monday, June 6, 4:00-6:00 p.m. – Butterfly Exhibit & Ice Cream (Library Parking Lot)

Tuesday, June 14, 10:30 a.m. – Sioux County Conservationist (City Hall)

Wednesday, June 15, 4:00-4:45 p.m. – Decorated Bike Show with Prizes and Bike Safety Tips from Deputy Pollema (Library Parking Lot)

Tuesday, June 21, 10:30 a.m. – Great Plains Zoo (City Hall)

Tuesday, June 28, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Michael Albert, Pop Artist Workshop (City Hall)

Wednesday, June 29, 10:00 a.m. – Special Story Time with Lisa Laird and Stanley

Tuesday, July 5, 6:00-8:00 p.m. – Free Pool Swimming with Library Card (Orange City Pool)

Tuesday, July 12, 10:00 a.m. – Jonathan May Magic Show (City Hall)

Tuesday, July 12, 11:00 a.m. – Jonathan May Magic Workshop (City Hall) – Register HERE ($5, required)*

Babies – Preschool:

Every Thursday, June 9-July 14, 9:30 a.m. – Movin’ & Groovin’ Sensory Story Time – Register HERE for the whole series (encouraged)*

Wednesday, June 22 at 1:00 p.m. – Preschool Weather Fun with KMEG’s Katie Nickolaou – Register HERE (encouraged)*

K-Grade 2/Grade 3-4:

Every Tuesday, June 7-July 12, 1:00-2:00 p.m. – LEGO Club (K-4) – Register for each date you wish to attend (required)*: June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12

Every Friday, June 10-July 15, 9:00 a.m. – Stuffed Raccoons (K-2) – Register for one date per child ($5, required)*: June 10, June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15.

Every Friday, June 10-July 15, 11:00 a.m. – Paper Marbling (3-4) – Register for one date per child ($5, required)*: June 10, June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15.

Wednesday, June 22, 2:00-3:00 p.m. – Weather Fun (K-2) with KMEG’s Katie Nickolaou – Register HERE (encouraged)*

Wednesday, June 22, 3:00-4:00 p.m. – Weather Workshop (3-4) with KMEG’s Katie Nickolaou – Register HERE (encouraged)*

Grades 5-12:

Wednesday, June 8, 4:00 p.m. – Paper Marbling – Register HERE ($5, required)*

Tuesday, June 14, 4:00 p.m. – Soil Painting with Sunday Ford – Register HERE (required)*

Wednesday, June 22, 4:00 p.m. – Weather Workshop with KMEG’s Katie Nickolaou – Register HERE (encouraged)*

Wednesday, June 29, 4:00 p.m. – Constellation Concentration – Register HERE (required)*

Wednesday, July 6, 4:00 p.m. – Geocaching Adventure – Register HERE (required)*

Wednesday, July 13, 4:00 p.m. – Cookie Decorating – Register HERE ($5, required)*

Adults:

Thursday, June 9, 6:30 p.m. – Bee Keeping with Ron Rynders – Register HERE (encouraged)*

Thursday, June 16, 6:30 p.m. – Flour Corn for the 3rd World Population with Phil Bach – Register HERE (encouraged)*

Thursday, June 23, 6:30 p.m. – Nature Photography Workshop with Ken Fry – Register HERE (required)*

Thursday, June 30, 6:30 p.m. – The Importance and History of the Barn with Keith Fynnardt – Register HERE (encouraged)*

Thursday, July 7, 6:30 p.m. – Barn Restoration with Jake Van Wyk – Register HERE (encouraged)*

Thursday, July 14, 6:30 p.m. – Model Wood Tractors with Jim DeBoer – Register HERE (encouraged)*

NOTE: We take pictures of participants and performers at library events. These may be displayed on our library website, social media pages, or the local newspaper.

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