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Are you ready for a summer filled with fun reading challenges, arts and crafts, storytimes, science demonstrations, nature exploration, and more?

NCW Libraries will kick off its annual Summer Library Program on June 13, offering an expanded lineup of free programs and activities  for all ages at its 30 libraries in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties and two community bookmobiles.

A variety of virtual, in person and passive activities will be offered to fit everyone’s participation level!This year’s theme is Read Beyond the Beaten Path. Earn rewards for reading and participating in activities, then get into drawings for prizes at the end of summer.

Summer Library Program is designed to encourage reading among people of all ages, decrease the summer learning loss for students, engage library users with fun and enriching activities, and build community.

Sign up in person at a library branch or community bookmobile starting June 13. Fun activity packs are available for kids, teens, and adults that will encourage reading and exploring the library, neighborhood and community.

The summer program is also available online through the Beanstack website and app. The online program mirrors the print activity packs and offers virtual reading challenges for all ages.

 Magician Jeff EvansIn addition to a full lineup of local programming, NCW Libraries will offer three summer programs — two virtual and one in person — available across the entire library district: 

Magic Tricks and Secrets: Have you ever wanted to know how magic works? Professional magician Jeff Evans will host a free virtual magic course at 2 p.m. June 29. Register by June 20 and receive a free magic kit (while supplies last) with all the special props and supplies needed to follow along. REGISTER HERE

How to Draw Animals With Erik Brooks:  Join Methow Valley author and illustrator Erik Brooks for a one-hour workshop to learn how to draw animals at 2 p.m. July 13. Register by July 1 to receive a free drawing kit while supplies last.   REGISTER HERE

Science Beyond the Beaten Path: Library staff will visit every library location during the summer for live, in-person science demonstrations.  

Girl reading to bunnyEach of NCW Libraries community library location will offer its own schedule of events over the summer, which may include story times, crafting, teen time, yoga, STEM activities, and more. Check out the event calendar for specific details and schedules.



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