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NCW Libraries will kick off its annual Summer Library Program on June 12, offering a 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.

The Summer Library Program is designed to encourage community connections through fun, community-centered activities all summer long. Sign up in person at a library branch or community bookmobile starting June 12. Fun activity packs are available for kids and teens, and there will also be Book Bingo for adults that will encourage reading, finding your voice, and exploring the library and your community. Earn rewards for reading and participating in activities!

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 and activity challenges for all ages. Earn digital badges and raffle tickets to enter to win prizes!

Each of NCW Libraries community library locations will offer its own schedule of events over the summer, which may include mariachi performances, ukulele jam sessions, art exploration, yoga, STEM activities, and much more. Check out the event calendar (use the filters to find your library) for specific details and schedules.

In addition to a full lineup of local programming, NCW Libraries will offering three virtual programs  — available across the entire library district: 

Writing program for adults

Prize-winning journalist, essayist and teacher Kristen Millares Young will lead two interactive writing workshops that will help participants tell their own stories. Each hour-long session will begin with a one-page reading to inspire group discussion, followed by timed prompts that guide individual writing sessions. By weaving together community narratives, we can craft a vision for our future that includes hope and the capacity for unexpected change.

Wednesday, June 14, at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 2, at 7 p.m.

Virtual Music Technology 

Award-winning music producer Brent Daniels will lead a high-energy, interactive program that shows how everyday devices are used by professionals to create the music and sounds people love. Participants will create an original track that will raise the roof! Using master-level musicianship and a blend of high energy music production, audience interaction, information and humor, Brent delivers an exciting performance and a premium educational experience that will capture the imaginations of all!

Wednesday, June 28, at 1 p.m.

Magic Tricks & Secrets

Magician Jeff Evans leads an interactive show where you can follow along and participate from home! Learn three simple magic tricks and stunts you can use to amaze your friends.

Wednesday, July 12, at 2 p.m.

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