Reading Takes You Everywhere: The Cosmos Library’s summer reading program for 2018

Reading Takes You Everywhere is this year’s summer reading program for ages 3-17 at the Cosmos Public Library. Kids are welcome to sign up anytime from May 29 through the month of August.

Everyone who signs up for the summer reading program will receive a book bag, a bookmark, and a Reading Takes You Everywhere game sheet or a Teen Reading Log.

Kids will earn prizes for reaching spots on the game sheet by reading, attending library events, and being active all summer long.  A variety of small prize choices will be available for reaching these goals.  Kids can play the game over and over again all summer.  Reading all summer is important for school readiness in the fall.

Teens have the option of setting a book reading goal for the summer instead of playing the reading game, earning prizes for reaching milestones along the way.

A number of fun events are planned for this summer.  The Reading Can Take You Anywhere Magic Show with Magic Bob and Lynn Marie will be on Monday, June 18, at 10:30 a.m. in the community room.  You may have seen one of his entertaining shows in the past when he went by the name “Professor Marvel.”  On Thursday, June 28, Ralph’s World will present a high-energy family concert at 2:30 p.m.  Storytime at 10:30 on Saturday, July 14, will feature the Wonder Weavers, a pair of wonderful storytellers you may remember from the years when our summer reading program was in the school.  And KARE 11 meteorologist Belinda Jensen will visit the library on Monday, August 13, at 10:00 a.m. with her Bel the Weather Girl books.

Storytimes will take place every Saturday at 10:30 this summer June 2 to August 11, with no storyhour on July 28.  The library will be hosting all-ages Lego building events each month this summer: Thursday, June 7, July 5, and August 2, from 3-4 p.m.  On Monday, June 4, kids ages 6-10 can drop in between 10:15 and 3:00 to make a travel bingo craft.  On Monday, July 23, kids ages 8-11 can participate in a 39 Clues scavenger hunt between 1:45 and 2:45 p.m.  Kids ages 7-15 can drop in between 10:15 and 3:00 on Monday, August 6, to make a fictional world map.  And on Monday, August 20, the library is hosting an afternoon of board games for teens, from 1:30 to 4:30.  There is no need to sign up for any of these activities.

Teens (age 11-18) can sign up for a tacky art contest taking place on Thursday, June 21, from 2:30-3:30 and a painting with your feet activity on Thursday, July 26, 2:30-3:30. Children ages 6-10 can sign up to make talking sticks on Thursday, July 12, from 2:30-3:30.  Pre-registration is required for these three activities.

Stay up to date with all of the library’s activities by liking the Cosmos Public Library Facebook page or visiting the website at

We hope to see you at the library this summer!

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