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Summer Reading Program 2015

Kids Summer Reading Program Teen Summer Reading Program Adult Summer Reading Program

 

 

 

Kids Summer Reading Program 2015

It’s easy for kids to take part in the Summer Reading Program! Start reading on June 6th! 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.
 
June 30 | First day to turn in 25 day Reading Logs
July 25 |
First day to turn in 50 day Reading Logs

The last day to turn in Reading Logs is August 24th!

Kids Quick Links
Event Schedule

Summer Story Time Schedule
Teddy Bear Story Times
Family Adventure Scavenger Hunts

Kids Downloads
Summer Reading Log
Summer Reading Bookmark
Family Adventure Scavenger Hunt - RCPL Downtown
Family Adventure Scavenger Hunt - RCPL North



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!

list of contributing businesses...

 

 

 SUMMER READING EVENT SCHEDULE

 

Summer Reading Kick-Off Day Party!

Saturday, JUNE 6
10 a.m. at RCPL Downtown
2 p.m. at RCPL North

Kick-Off Day Party!

Join us in celebrating the kick off of our Summer Reading Program, with snacks, crafts and games based on our 2015 superhero theme of “Every Hero Has A Story”! Lego Guy, Curtis Mork, will join us at both location with some of his many themed sets including one specifically built for summer reading called, “It’s a Trap!”

Pick up your summer reading log and a bookmark listing all the summer reading events.

Big Bang Boom Concert

Saturday, JULY 11
11 a.m. at RCPL Downtown
2 p.m. at RCPL North

Big Bang Boom Concert

Children’s music that rocks! Enjoy a fun and energetic show by three
dynamic dads that will get parents and children up and out of their seats.
(bigbangboom.weebly.com)

Markie Scholz Dragons Are Too Seldom Puppet Show

Saturday, JULY 18
10 a.m. at RCPL Downtown
2 p.m. at RCPL North

Puppeteer Markie Scholz presents "Bob & Millie Save the World"

Millie Rabbit and Bob Bobcat must recover a stolen water crystal before their beautiful valley home becomes a desert. Pirate Fox and the fast-footed ferret, Flynn, have escaped with it! An owl, crab, sea gnome & dragon also help our heroes in their quest to bring the water crystal back home.
(http://dragonsaretooseldom.com/)

Cody Landstrom Magician

Wednesday, JULY 29
RCPL Downtown: 9 a.m. workshop, 10:30 a.m. Magic Show
RCPL North: 1 p.m. Workshop, 2:30 p.m. Magic Show

Magic Show & Workshop with Cody Landstrom

Entertainer, Cody Landstrom, skillfully combines his comedy, magic and juggling into a masterful “How did he do that?” performance. He will also host two Magic Workshops for ages nine and older. Sign up online. (http://www.codylandstrom.com/)

Phil Baker Concert

Tuesday, AUGUST 11
10 a.m. at RCPL Downtown
2 p.m. at RCPL North

Phil Baker Concert

A high-energy non-stop musical performance guaranteed to have kids moving and grooving.
(http://www.philbakermusic.com/)

 
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SUMMER STORY TIME SCHEDULE
 

Book Buddies

Mondays | 9:30 a.m.
RCPL Downtown
(Preschool Ages)

 

Tiny Tales

Tuesdays | 9:30 a.m.
RCPL Downtown
(All Ages)

 

Summer Story Time
 
Wednesdays | 9:30 a.m.
RCPL North
(All Ages)

Baby Bookworms

Thursdays | 9:30 a.m.
RCPL Downtown
(Birth - 3 yrs.) 


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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)


RCPL Downtown: June 30, July 7 & 14 at 9:30 a.m.
RCPL North: July 1, 8 & 15 at 9:30 a.m.


Family Concert with the OCS
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 locations. Do one hunt, or both! Return your completed Family Adventure Booklet(s) to either 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 booklets is August 24th.

 

DOWNLOAD SCAVENGER HUNT BOOKLETS

Family Adventure Scavenger Hunt - RCPL Downtown

Family Adventure Scavenger Hunt - RCPL North


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Teen Summer Reading Program

 

TEEN DOWNLOADABLES
Teen Summer Reading Log 
Teen Book-in-a-Jar Entry Form
Teen Instagram Photo Contest
Teen Read-In @ the Library Entry Form


Teen Reading Logs

Read a book of any length and turn in an entry form for each book to earn a prize and an entry in the Teen Summer Reading drawing. For completing this activity, you may turn in up to five reading logs for a total of five prizes and five drawing entries per person. Entry forms are available at any RCPL location or you can download them from our website and may be turned in to the Youth Services desk until August 24, 2015. (Download Reading Log)

Winners will be contacted during the week of August 30, 2015 and will be randomly chosen from all entries for $25, $50, and $75 Best Buy gift cards provided by the Friends of the Library.

 

Book in a Jar
You might think we’re crazy, but we’ve shredded a popular book and want you to guess what it is.
One shredded book will be on display in a jar in the Young Adult section at the Downtown Library every month this summer.
(Download Form)

Teens can earn one entry in the Teen Summer Reading drawing for each shredded book title they correctly guess.
(Up to three entries can be earned.)

Entry forms must be turned in at the Youth Services desk
by the end of the day on:
Jar #1: June 30
Jar #2: July 31
Jar #3: August 24

Winners will be contacted during the week of August 30, 2015 and will be randomly chosen from all entries for $25, $50, and $75 Best Buy gift cards provided by the Friends of the Library.


 

Instagram Photo Contest
Teens can earn one entry in the Teen Summer Reading drawing by taking a photo at the library and posting to Instagram with the tag #rcplteens.

Photos may be submitted any time from June 6 to August 24, 2015. Selfies are encouraged!
To be properly credited for participation, teens must turn in an entry form. (Download Form)

Teens may only complete this activity one time to earn a summer reading drawing entry.

Winners will be contacted during the week of August
30, 2015 and will be randomly chosen from all entries
for $25, $50, and $75 Best Buy gift cards provided by the Friends of the Library.
 

 

Read-In @ the Library
Teens can earn one entry in the Teen Summer Reading drawing by reading for an hour at the library from June 6 to August 24, 2015.

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 to earn completion credit. Participants must complete the entire hour at one time and the last day to do so is August 24.

Teens may only complete this activity one time to earn a summer reading drawing entry. (Download Form)

Winners will be contacted during the week of August 30, 2015 and will be randomly chosen from all entries for $25, $50, and $75 Best Buy gift cards provided by the Friends of the Library.

 

 Adult Summer Reading Program

Basket Giveaway - Escape the Ordinary & lose yourself in a great read this summer. Read the book of your choice during June, July & August. Come to either library location, enter into a drawing for one of three prize baskets! There will be a banner hung in the library where adults will write the name of the book they read in Sharpie & rate the book with 1-5 stars.

Instagram & Facebook Contest – Have Card, Will Travel. Show us where your library card takes you this summer. Take a picture anywhere with your card, post on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #RCPLreads


 

 

 

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