Summer Reading Program 2017

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Sponsored by the Friends of the Carrollton Public Library

June 1 - August 11: Build a Better World

Help us build a better world by joining our annual summer reading program, now offering online access with READsquared! Whether you’re a child, teen, or adult, we have the program for you!

Register online at READsquared starting May 1 and start tracking your reading June 1

Kids

Ages 0-4: Listeners Reading Program

Track
Reading
Literacy activities
Complete Levels and Earn
Stickers
Coupon Bags
A free book
Complete the Program
Eligible to win cool prizes
Invited to exclusive end of summer party

Ages 5-12: Kids Reading Program

Earn Points
Reading
Completing challenges
Finishing booklists
Complete Levels and Redeem Points
Beads
Brag tags
Coupon Bags
A free book
Complete the Program
Eligible to win cool prizes
Invited to exclusive end of summer party

Programs

One Time Programs

Kickoff: Building Equipment Rodeo
June 2
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Josey Ranch Lake
All Ages
Build It! Workshop
REQUIRED registration starts May 26, ends June 8
June 10
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Josey Ranch Lake
Ages 6+
Puppet Show: Three Little Pigs with a Texas Twist
June 24
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Hebron & Josey
Ages 3+
The Magical Toolbox with the Pipdillys
July 8
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Josey Ranch Lake
Ages 6+
All About Speed With Rocket Science
REQUIRED registration starts June 7, ends June 21
July 22
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Hebron & Josey
Ages 7-9
Pokécraft
August 2
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Josey Ranch Lake
All Ages
Rainforest Adventures with Zooniversity
August 5
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Josey Ranch Lake
3+
End of Summer Party!
Invitation Only Event for Those Completing the Summer Reading Program
Swimming! Activities! Prizes! Snacks!
August 12
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex
Ages 0-12

Recurring Programs

Family Fun Nights at JRL
All Ages
Drop In 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
June 12
July 10

Monday Movie Madness at JRL

Ages 6 and up

June 5: Moana
1:00 p.m.
June 12: Finding Dory
1:00 p.m.
June 19: The BFG
1:00 p.m.
June 26: Minions
1:00 p.m.
July 3: Pete's Dragon
1:00 p.m.
July 10: Kubo and the Two Strings
1:00 p.m.
July 17: The Secret Life of Pets
1:00 p.m.
July 24: The Wild Life
1:00 p.m.
July 31: Surf's Up 2
1:00 p.m.
August 7: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
1:00 p.m.
Full STEAM Ahead
Ages 6-12
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Hebron & Josey
Registration REQUIRED for each date and will open two weeks before the event
June 7: Science - 3Rivers StarSTruck - Sign up starts May 24
June 14: Technology - Coding Challenge with SPRKs Part 1 - Sign up starts May 31
June 21: Engineering - Egg Drop - Sign up starts June 7
June 28: Art - Foam Painting - Sign up starts June 14
July 5: Math - Escape Room 1 - Sign up starts June 21
July 12: Science - Exploding Watermelons - Sign up starts June 28
July 19: Technology - Coding Challenge with SPRKs Part 2 - Sign up starts July 5
July 26: Engineering - Lego Challenge - Sign up starts July 12
August 8: Art - Pendulum Painting - Sign up starts July 19
August 9: Math - Escape Room 2 - Sign up starts July 26
Tween Tuesdays
Ages 10-14
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Josey Ranch Lake
June 6: Video Game Mania!
June 13: Tween Art Games
June 20: Tween Anime Day - Summer Wars
June 27: Camp Half-Blood Day Camp
July 11: STEM - Owl Pellet Dissections
July 18: Movie Day - Big Hero Six
July 25: Tween Escape Room
August 1: Video Game Mania
August 8: Back to School DIY

Teens

Ages 12-18: Teen Reading Program

Earn Points
Reading
Writing book reviews
Completing challenges
Finishing booklists
Redeem Points to Enter Drawings to Win:
Signed books
Gift Cards
Headphones
And more
Complete the Program
Invited to exclusive end of summer pool party
Chance to win door prizes at the pool party

Programs

Teen Kick-Off: The Carrollton Hunger Games
Scavenge for supplies, fight your friends, and become this year's champion!
Permission Slip
June 2
Ages 13-18
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Hebron & Josey
Teen Thursdays
Ages 13-18
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Hebron & Josey
June 8: Teen Random Fandom - Sherlock
June 15: Teen 8-Bit Art
June 22: Teen Anime Club - Yuri on Ice
June 29: Teen Volunteering
July 6: Teen Board Games
July 13: Teen Random Fandom - K-Dramas
July 20: How to Survive the Apocalypse (also Paracord Survival Bracelets)
July 27: Teen Anime Club - Handa-kun
August 3: Teen Board Games
August 10: Teen Random Fandom - Doctor Who
Teens Take Over Tuesdays at JRL
Ages 13-18
Josey Ranch Lake
Signed permission slip required
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
June 13 - Permission Slip
July 11 - Permission Slip
August 8 - Permission Slip
Teen End of Summer Party!
Invitation Only Event for Those Reading for at least 20 hours in the Summer Reading Program
Swimming! Activities! Food! A DJ! Door Prizes!
August 12
8:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex
Ages 13-18

Adults

Ages 18+: Adult Reading Program

Earn Points
Reading
Completing missions
Redeem Points
Free books
Chances to win prize packages