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We will kick off our free Summer Library Program on June 7, offering a summer full of programs and activities for all ages at their 30 libraries, the bookmobile, and online.

Our annual summer program provides opportunities for children, teens, and adults to explore and discover all the fun resources, materials, and programs that the library offers. Programs and events are thoughtfully crafted for library users of all ages to experience the magic of books and reading, to engage in creative expression, and to connect with others through fun community centered activities.

Registration is available at all 30 library locations, the Community bookmobile, and online. Anyone who registers at an NCW Libraries’ location will receive print materials including an activity pack for children and teens and a book bingo card for adults. Participants can earn small prizes and raffle tickets for larger prizes by completing the activities.

The Summer Library Program is also available online through the Beanstack website and app. NCW Libraries uses Beanstack as their digital platform for hosting reading challenges. The online Summer Library Program mirrors the print activity packs with virtual reading and activity challenges for all ages. Online participants can earn digital badges and raffle tickets for prize drawings.

Each NCW Libraries community library location will offer their own schedule of summer events such as music, art, crafts, STEM activities, special story times, and more. Check out the events calendar for specific details and schedules.

NCW Libraries will also be offering several programs that will take place at multiple locations across the library district:

Grant County PUD’s Monster Detective Collective

Unlock the mysteries of energy conservation and uncover the secrets of sustainability with Grant County PUD at the library. From discovering the importance of turning off lights to exploring the magic of renewable energy sources, become a certified Monster Detective and prepare to save the planet!

  • Tuesday June 25th at 2:00 PM, Ephrata Public Library
  • Thursday June 27th at 3:30 PM, Coulee City Public Library
  • Wednesday July 10th at 2:00 PM, Grand Coulee Public Library
  • Thursday July 11th at 4:00 PM, Warden Public Library
  • Monday July 15th at 3:00 PM, Moses Lake Public Library
  • Wednesday July 17th at 3:00 PM, Quincy Public Library
  • Tuesday July 23rd at 4:00 PM, Royal City Public Library
  • Wednesday July 24th at 4:00 PM, Soap Lake Public Library

Mariachi, Music & Me!

Join Mariachi Noroeste for performances featuring traditional Mexican music in an interactive format. Audience members will be able to learn about the band’s instruments and outfits in this unique cultural and musical experience. This all-ages program is bilingual in English/Spanish.

  • Thursday, June 20 at noon, Royal City Public Library (Lion’s Park)
  • Thursday, June 20 at 5 p.m., Warden Public Library
  • Friday, June 21 at 11 a.m., Moses Lake Public Library
  • Wednesday, June 26, 1 p.m., Quincy Public Library (Quincy North Park)
  • Wednesday, June 26 at 5 p.m., Soap Lake Public Library
  • Thursday, June 27 at 2 p.m., Chelan Public Library (Riverwalk Park Pavilion)
  • Thursday, June 27 at 5:30 p.m., Wenatchee Public Library (Centennial Park)
  • Thursday, July 11 at 1 p.m., Twisp Public Library
  • Thursday, July 11 at 5 p.m., Pateros Public Library
  • Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m., Manson Public Library (Manson Bay Park) 

Learn To Play Ukulele

Aaron Canwell, the frontman for the kiddie dance party band Micah and Me, will lead a high-energy ukulele class at several library locations in August. Ukuleles will be available for use during the program on a first-come, first-served basis. This program is geared for ages 10 and up.

The time for each program is still being determined, so stay tuned for more details!

  • August 6, Oroville Public Library and Curlew Public Library
  • August 7, Okanogan Public Library and Winthrop Public Library
  • August 8, Waterville Public Library and Coulee City Public Library



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