Summer Reading Program

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2024 Summer Reading Program “Read, Renew, Repeat”

The library is the place to be for Summer Reading fun, prizes, and special events! For our theme, “Read, Renew, Repeat,” we’ll be encouraging summer readers to think about conservation, environmental awareness, and wildlife stewardship.

How does it work? Participants from pre-k to young adult can track their daily reading (no rules, just read!), earn badges and prizes for every 7 days of reading, and then enter monthly raffles for BIGGER prizes! We’ve lined up special programs for the entire summer.

Click here to register online: https://forms.office.com/r/wz6KYNdHc7

Saturday June 1st, 2 p.m. – Bilingual story time and early registration.

Saturday June 22nd 11 a.m.– Kickoff party, art, and kids planting program. Register for Summer Reading – receive a FREE BOOK and “Read, Renew, Repeat” drawstring back pack! Readers will decorate their own pot from recycled materials, plant watercress, and learn how to grow and eat their work (materials provided).

July – July is Ocean Animals Month at the library! Come to the library to read books and magazines. Finish a scavenger hunt in the library and receive a prize.

  • Friday, July 12th, 2 p.m. – Join staff from the Seaside Aquarium to learn about sea creatures of all shapes and sizes.

Saturday August 3rd 2 p.m. – Bilingual story time and crafting. Come make ocean animal collages!

Saturday August 24th 2 p.m. – Program, story time, songs, music, and seahorse puppet crafting with children’s author Sara Behrman.

Raffles for large prizes will be held on July 13th, August 3rd, and August 24th.

You don’t have to live locally to participate! We will mail prizes to winners who can’t pick them up.


Thank You 2023 Summer Readers!

Our summer reading program “Find Your Voice!” ended on August 26. We had 63 young people participate this year. Events included a music program, crafting, bilingual story times, an author program, and of course, reading and exploring books. Congratulations to Owen, Journey, and Evie, whose names were drawn for the grand prizes. A special thank you goes out to Andy Bauer, Gabrielle Macrae, and Karen Weiss, who donated their time and talents to help provide fun and engaging events at the library. Thank you to Board Member Peggy Thom, who worked hard all year to help plan and manage the program and events. We had a lot of fun; we hope you did too, and can’t wait to see all our readers back next year.


Thank You 2022 Summer Readers!

Our 2022 Summer Reading Program “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” ended on August 31. Congratulations to Emelia, Genevieve, and Skylar, our winners of the grand prize drawings. Thank you to Erica and Jennifer at Child’s Play in Cannon Beach for donating a beautiful gift basket.

We’d also like to thank Hannah Buschert, Erik Ostrander, Mindy Hardwick, and Peggy Thom for donating their time and talents to help develop interesting and engaging programs for our summer readers. And finally, a big thank you to all the families who participated; we had 31 young readers join the program this year. We had a lot of fun – we hope you did too, and can’t wait to see you all back for next year’s program. Great job readers!


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