Get Curious!
Summer Reading Challenge


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SUMMER IS A GREAT TIME to Get Curious! Sign up for the all-ages Get Curious! Summer Reading Challenge (May 19–August 8). Everyone—kids, teens, and grown-ups—can  win free books and prizes, while reading together.

Sign up!

Q: How do I sign up?
A: You can sign up online or at the library.

Q: Did you say prizes?
A: Yes! Here are the details:
>> For kids
>> For teens
>> For grown-ups

Q: Is there an app for that?
A: Yes, there’s a new app, called Beanstack, to make it easy to participate and track your reading. Of course, you are also welcome to pick up a  reading log at the library.


Get Curious at Your Library! Summer Series

• May 19, Get Curious! Summer Reading Kickoff Party, 1–4 pm
• May 29, An Evening with Paula McLain, 7 pm

• June 6 – July 25, Wedgie + Gizmo Book Club for Kids, Thursdays at 3:30 pm
• June 10 – July 15, Kids Create Apps, Mondays at 1–4 pm, at Douglass Branch
• June 10, Get Curious! Helpful Travel Tools, 7 pm
• June 15, Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, 12–3 pm, at Douglass Branch
• June 22, Ben’s Bubble Show, 1 pm + 3 pm
• June 24, Entrepreneurship 101 for Teens, 10 am – 4 pm (reservations required)

• July 6, Barnyard Animals + Discoveries, 2–5 pm
• July 15 or 16, Fab Lab for Teens, 10 am – 12 pm (reservations required)
• July 20, Wings of Wonder + Audubon Society, 3–5 pm
• July 21, Get Curious! Travel Tips for Families with Wolters World, 7 pm
• July 24,  Get Curious! Travel Tips for Seniors with Wolters World, 10 am
• July 28, Tech Test Drive, drop in 1:30–3:30 pm

•  Aug 1, Cutting-edge Social Media for Everyone with Tony Taylor, 8 am
• Aug 3, Glow-in-the-Dark Juggling!, 3 pm
• Aug 6, Get Curious! A Journey through Nature with Michael Jeffords + Susan Post, 6:30 pm
• Aug 8, Food Truck Rally + Summer Finale, 4:30-7:30 pm


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