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Rapid City Public Library 2014 Summer Reading Programs for Kids, Teens and Adults

Kids - Start Reading On May 31st!

It’s easy for kids to take part in the Summer Reading Program! Color in a picture on your Reading Log for each day you read or someone reads to you for at least 15 minutes. When you have colored in the 25 pictures, have an adult sign the Reading Log and bring it to any Rapid City Public Library to collect a prize! Participants will have the opportunity to complete two Reading Logs, a 25-day log and a 50-day log. Participants who complete 50 days of reading will be entered into drawings for really great prizes! Reading Logs are available to download here or stop by any RCPL location to pick them up.
 

When to turn in Reading Logs:
JUNE 24 | First day to turn in 25 day Reading Logs
JULY 19 | First day to turn in 50 day Reading Logs
The last day to turn in Reading Logs is August 25th!


Quick Links
Event Schedule

Family Adventure Scavenger Hunts
Summer Story Time Schedule
Teddy Bear Story Times
Teen Summer Reading Program
Adult Summer Reading Program

Downloads
Summer Reading Log
Family Adventure Scavenger Hunt - RCPL Downtown
Family Adventure Scavenger Hunt - RCPL East
Family Adventure Scavenger Hunt - RCPL North
Teen Summer Reading Log
Teen Book-in-a-Jar Entry Form
Teen QR Code Scavenger Hunt Entry Form
Teen Read-In @ the Library Entry Form



Thank you!
Thank you to the Friends of the Library and all of the businesses and individuals who contributed to the summer reading program this year!

Friends of the Library, Arby’s, Armadillos, Chili’s, Dairy Queen, Eileen’s Colossal Cookies, Elks Theater, Journey Museum, McDonalds, Papa Murphy’s, Philly Ted’s, Reptile Gardens, Scheels, Swim Center, Ron Hopp, Mitzi’s Books, Shaviq Studio & Gallery, Books a Million, Kelly’s Frozen Yogurt, Pottery 2 Paint, Main Street Market,  Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, South Dakota Air and Space Museum, Texas Roadhouse and Dakota Pride.

 

 SUMMER READING EVENT SCHEDULE

Summer Reading Kick-Off Day Party!

Saturday, May 31
10 a.m. at RCPL Downtown
2 p.m. at RCPL East

Kick-Off Day Party!
The Summer Reading Kick-Off is here with a Fizz and a Boom! Join us to make juggling balls, noisemakers and perform hands-on experiments with the School of Mines Chemistry Club led by Professor Justin Meyer. Rock out to the Peanut Butter and Jelly Jam Band featuring Scott Grote and Paul Peterson. Enjoy root beer floats. Pick up your summer reading log and a bookmark listing all the summer reading events. See you there!

Jim Cosgrove as Mr. Stinky Feet

Monday, JUNE 2
10 a.m. at RCPL Downtown
2 p.m. at RCPL East

Mr. Stinky Feet Concert
Jim Cosgrove is Mr. Stinky Feet and...he's back! Enjoy a silly and interactive concert that your whole family will enjoy. (website)

Miss "V" Gypsy Cowbelle

SATURDAY, JUNE 28
10 a.m. at RCPL Downtown
2 p.m. at RCPL North

Miss "V" The Gypsy Cowbelle
Silly music, songs and a chance for participants to try out hand-made instruments.
Miss V will also perform at our first summer BBQ/Concert on Friday, June 27!
See our Events Calendar for details. (website)


 

Steve Weeks Concert

Thursday, JULY 31
10 a.m. at RCPL Downtown
2 p.m. at RCPL North

Steve Weeks Concert
Steve creates a fun, interactive show filled with music, stories and humor. (website)


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Summer Story Time Schedule
RCPL Downtown and RCPL East schedule valid from June 2nd. - August 28th.
RCPL North schedule valid June 2nd - August 18th.

Mondays @ 9:30 a.m. at RCPL East | Tiny Tales Story Time (all ages)
Tuesdays @ 9:30 a.m. at RCPL Downtown | Book Buddies (preschool ages)
Wednesdays @ 9:30 a.m. at RCPL North | Summer Story Time (all ages)
Thursdays @ 9:30 a.m. at RCPL Downtown | Baby Bookworms (birth - 3 yrs.)


NEW! Yoga Story Time
Friday, June 13
10:00 a.m. at RCPL Downtown


Join us fo active story time for children in kindergarten through early elementary grades.
We will explore yoga stretches and movement as we listen to a story.
Summer Story Times at RCPL

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Teddy Bear Story Times with the Orlando Chamber Soloists

Teddy Bear Story Times are special story times hosted by the Orlando Chamber Soloists. Children will have the unique opportunity to enjoy a classic children's story accompanied by live classical music and are invited to bring a teddy bear. Children will also have the opportunity to experience a musical petting zoo after the stories. (OCS website)


Teddy Bear Story Time Dates

June 30 at 9:30 a.m. at RCPL East
July 1, 8 & 15 at 9:30 a.m. at RCPL Downtown
July 2, 9 & 16 at 9:30 a.m. at RCPL North

Family Concert
July 22 at 9:30 a.m. at RCPL North

 

Orlando Chamber Orchestra Teddy Bear Story Times

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Family Adventure Scavenger Hunts

Scour the Rapid City Public Libraries in search of answers to 10 questions. There is a hunt for each of our three locations. Do one hunt, or all three! Return your completed Family Adventure Booklet(s) to any Rapid City Public Library location for a prize! Completed booklets go into a drawing for prizes at the end of the summer.
The last day to turn in Family Adventure Scavenger Hunt booklets is August 25th.

 

DOWNLOAD SCAVENGER HUNT BOOKLETS

Family Adventure Scavenger Hunt - RCPL Downtown

Family Adventure Scavenger Hunt - RCPL East

Family Adventure Scavenger Hunt - RCPL North


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Rapid City Public Library 2014 Summer Reading Programs for Kids, Teen and Adults

All Teen Summer Reading activities are open to participants between the ages of 12-17.
Those ages 18 and up are encouraged to participate in the Adult Summer Reading Program.

This summer, reading = prizes for teens! Teens earn one entry in the end of the summer prize drawing for every 250 pages read. Participants must submit one entry form every time he/she reads 250 pages of any book or combination of books. Entry forms can be turned in at any of our three locations in exchange for a series of small prizes and one grand prize entry. Teens can earn a total of eight entries in the end of the summer prize drawing by reading 1,250 pages and completing all three activities. Pick up Teen Reading Logs at any RCPL location or download them below.

 

Book in a Jar (June)
Earn one entry in the Teen Summer Reading drawing by correctly guessing the title of the shredded book on display in the Young Adult section of the Downtown Library. The jar will be available in the Youth Services area of the downtown library from June 1-30, 2014. Entry forms must be turned in at the Youth Services desk at the Downtown library by the end of the day on June 30.

QR Code Library Scavenger Hunt (July)
Earn one entry in the Teen Summer Reading drawing by completing a QR code scavenger hunt at the Downtown library. The scavenger hunt may be completed any time from July 1-31, 2014. Each participant must provide his or her own tablet, smartphone, or other device capable of reading QR codes for the scavenger hunt. Completed entry forms must be turned in at the Youth Services desk at the Downtown library by the end of the day on July 31.

Read-In @ the Library (June & July)
Earn one entry in the Teen Summer Reading drawing by reading for an hour at the Downtown library from June 1-July 31, 2014. Teens must check in at the Youth Services desk at the Downtown library when they arrive, read at the library for one hour, and check out with the librarian at the Youth Services desk after an hour to earn completion credit. Participants must complete the entire hour at one time and the last day to do so is July 31. Teens may only complete this activity one time to earn a summer reading drawing entry.

 

PRIZES
250 pages- coupon from local business and one end of summer drawing entry
500 pages- book and one end of summer drawing entry
750 pages- candy and one end of summer drawing entry
1,000 pages- water bottle and one end of summer drawing entry
1,250 pages- prize bag and one end of summer drawing entry

 

GRAND PRIZE DRAWING
Entry forms may be turned in to the Youth Services desk until August 25 and winners will be contacted during the week of August 25, 2014. Winners will be randomly chosen from all entries for $25, $50, and $75 Best Buy gift cards provided by the Friends of the Library.

 

DOWNLOAD TEEN ENTRY FORMS
Teen Summer Reading Log
Teen Book-in-a-Jar Entry Form
Teen QR Code Scavenger Hunt Entry Form
Teen Read-In @ the Library Entry Form

 

 

 

Rapid City Public Library 2014 Summer Reading Programs for Kids, Teen and Adults


This year, for adult summer reading, we're switching things up.
Think you know books? Here's your opportunity to compete with other book lovers and see if you can hold your own to earn prizes!

BOOK LIST - Here are the books we'll be asking questions from.
 

July Trivia Night
Wednesday, July 23
6:30 p.m. at Seattle's Best
Coffee Shop (located in the Alex Johnson Hotel)

August Trivia Night
Friday, August 15
7:00 p.m. at RCPL Downtown
Refreshments will be served.

 

PRIZES
1st Place: $35 Mitzi's Gift Card
2nd Place: $25 Mitzi's Gift Card
3rd Place: $15 Mitzi's Gift Card

 

 

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