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Kids Summer Reading Program 2015

Rapid City Public Library 2015 Summer Reading Programs for Kids, Teens and Adults

Start Reading On June 6th!

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 can you turn in Reading Logs?

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!


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 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



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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. See you there!

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
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
Beginning on May 25th and ending on August 13.  

Mondays @ 9:30 a.m. at RCPL Downtown | 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.)

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

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 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 Family Adventure Scavenger Hunt booklets is August 24th.

 

DOWNLOAD SCAVENGER HUNT BOOKLETS

Family Adventure Scavenger Hunt - RCPL Downtown

Family Adventure Scavenger Hunt - RCPL North


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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 either 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, 2015. 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, 2015. 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, 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 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 24, 2015. 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

 

 


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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