The Scappoose Public Library will host a variety of events as part of their kids’ summer reading program.
On two dates this summer, the library will host a teen photography class with Lori Grimmett. The first class is next Friday, June 27, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and the second will be on Friday, Aug. 15 between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Not only will participants in sixth through 12th grades get great photography tips, they’ll also learn how to enter photography contests.
July 8: Youths can come to the library from 12:30 to 2 p.m., to watch Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs Part 2. Participants are urged to bring snacks to share.
July 11: From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., teens can participate in a craft session, learning to weave on cardboard with Mo and Diane from Mo’s Art, Hook and Needle.
July 12: Youths, teens and their families can come to the library at 11 a.m., for “Mad Science: Spin, Pop, Boom!” to learn about chemical reactions and watch a mad scientist demonstrate erupting science.
July 22: Youths are encouraged to come down to the library at 1 p.m. for a Children’s Mad Scientist Party, where they’ll learn to make their own molecules using food, play games and hear interesting stories. At 7 p.m., the library hosts a second event for participants of all ages and their families. Come for a visit from Reptile Man. Richard Ritchey will bring snakes, lizards and tortoises to introduce youths and their families to these interesting reptiles.
July 29: The program continues for children with a marble maze craft. From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., participants will create a maze for a marble and race their marbles. A second family event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Come down and enjoy “Penny’s Puppet Productions – Whiz, Bang, Boom." Professor Gabby will take participants on a science adventure encompassing animals to food and drink and the science behind those things.
How the reading programs work
The summer reading program at Scappoose Public Library is open to all individuals under the age of 18. A library card is not required, although cards are available to Scappoose residents free of charge and for a small fee for those who live outside the library district.
Youths under the age of 12 participate in the Fizz! Boom! Read! program. Youths who sign up for the program are eligible for small prizes for each five hours (up to 20 hours) of reading time they record in their reading journals – signified with stickers for each half hour increment of reading time.
For participants between the ages of 12 and 18, the program is slightly different. The program for teens is called Spark a Reaction! Teens can record their reading time in the same manner as younger participants, but their eligibility for prizes begins at 10 hours and is capped at 30 documented hours of reading time for the summer program.
For more information on these and other programs, contact the Scappoose Public Library at 503-543-7123. The Scappoose Public Library is located at 52469 SE 2nd Street, in Scappoose.