McCone County Library Summer Reading – May 31st – July 26th
Theme : Ocean of Possibilities
Summer Reading will run every Tuesday from 10 am until 11:30 am.
Week One: 5/31 Ahoy Matey! Set sail on the ocean in your best pirate gear. We will have a pirate themed story time and pirate themed crafts as well as a pirate themed game!
Week Two: 6/14 Ocean Mammals: Whales, Dolphins, and Manatees Oh My!!! Listen to great stories about our favorite ocean creatures and help us build an enormous ocean scape complete with sea creatures. Play a fun ocean game!
Week Three: 6/21 Montana Fishes! Listen to a fun Montana story. Five and Ups take a field trip to McCone County Museum. Under fives stay in the library to do a super fun fish themed craft and play a fishy game!
Week Four: 6/28 Ocean Villain or Not? Listen to cool stories about Sharks, Orcas, Manta Rays, and Jellyfish! Make a paper bag jellyfish puppet to take home! Play a silly shark game.
Week Five: 7/5 We Were Once an Ocean! Learn about Montana’s ocean and the reason we have so many fossils. Listen to Dinosaur stories, Make a fun dinosaur craft and play a fun dinosaur game.
Week Six: 7/19 Montana Reading Trunk! This trunk contains activities on loan from the state including real fossils, a dinosaur bone, and a fish printing activity.
Week Seven: 7/26 The Stars at Night Shine Big and Bright! How did sailors navigate the seas? They used the stars in the night sky. Join us for starry stories, a fun starry craft, and learn about a something new that can be borrowed by families all summer long! Collect your summer reading prizes and find out about our summer reading incentive program!!!
The weeks of 6/7 and 7/12 we will have a more informal version of our summer reading as a couple of churches have VBS those weeks. If you aren’t participating in that particular Vacation Bible School, we will still have fun things to do at the library, it just will not be a part of the formal program. Welcome/Registration kits are available at the library starting Monday 23rd. These kits contain a flyer detailing summer reading specifics, a summer reading journal to earn you a free book from Barnes & Noble, and a permission slip to allow children over five to visit the McCone County Museum.
As always, summer reading is open to children 3 and older. Children younger than three are encouraged to visit the library on Library Saturday (June 4, July 9, and August 6) for our 11 am story time or on weekdays you could probably talk one of us into an impromptu story!