Summer Reading for Teens





Signing up is only required if you want to win prizes for reading, not to participate in the programs listed below.


Sea Floor Escape Room

Thursday, June 2 from 4:00-5:00

Community Room and Study Rooms

Welcome to Oceanic Suites, the world’s first underwater hotel! Unfortunately, there is a corporate spy among us who has stolen our hotel’s hydrodrive and is flooding the entire hotel. Can you help us figure out who the spy is and escape your flooded hotel room before it’s too late? This program is limited to the first twenty participants.


Mini Art Take & Make

Thursday, June 2

This kit includes a mini canvas, easel, paint brushes, and assorted paint colors. Email a picture of your creations to by June 16 to have the picture displayed at the library or online. 


Ocean Emergency Part I 

Thursday, June 9 from 4:00-5:30

Community Room

Learn about real world threats to marine mammals and the ocean as well as the urgent need to address them. Collaborate with other teens to design a solution to alleviate one of the threats. Discover how science and engineering are important to ocean related careers. This program will be led by an expert from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.


Teen Book Club

Friday, June 10 from 4:00-5:00


Welcome to our informal gathering of book nerds. We’ll be playing the game “Bring Your Own Book.” Bring a book that you have read so you can discuss it and play the game. Bookish themed swag bags will be given to the first 20 participants. Drinks and snacks will be provided. This program will meet outside weather permitting.


Ocean Emergency Part II  & Recycled T-Shirt Bags

Thursday, June 16 from 4:00-5:30

Community Room

We will meet again with the Pacific Marine Mammal Center and discuss our solution to a threat to marine mammals and the ocean. In the second part of the program we will make recycled bags using t-shirts.You may bring your own t-shirt to cut up or use one of ours. Shirt supplies are limited to the first 20 participants.


Family Event: Saturday Movie Matinee

Saturday, June 18 from 10:00-12:00

Join us for a screening of Luca! Italian Ice and water will be served.


Sea Creatures Bingo

Thursday, June 23 from 4:00-5:00

Community Room

Learn about the creatures that live in the different zones of the ocean as you play bingo. Prizes galore!


Mr. Bond and the Science Guys

Thursday, June 30 from 4:00-5:00

Community Room

This interactive science program includes experiments with waves, tsunamis, hurricanes, tides, and of course explosions! Mr. Bond is the highlight of every summer reading program!


Bookish Games

Thursday, July 7 from 4:00-5:00

Community Room

We’ll be playing book themed games. Bring a book that you are reading or have read so you can discuss it with others and play the games.


Scratch Art Take & Make

Thursday, July 7

This kit includes all you need to make scratch postcards and a fish ornament.


Candy Sushi

Thursday, July 14 from 4:00-5:00

Community Room

Create and eat sushi made from Rice Krispies, Swedish Fish, and other sugary treats.


Color Your Own Stickers Take & Make

Thursday, July 14

This kit includes 2 sticker sheets to color, colored pencils, and a few other surprises.


Family Event: Saturday Movie Matinee

Saturday, July 16 from 10:00-12:00

Join us for a screening of Encanto! This will be an interactive movie.


How to Train Your Dragon

Thursday, July 21 from 4:00-5:45

Community Room

Remember this childhood favorite? Watch it again this summer! Drinks and snacks will be provided.


Hnefatafl Game Take & Make

Thursday, July 21

This kit includes instructions on how to make and play the ancient game Hnefatafl, also known as Viking Chess.


Brain Freeze

Thursday, July 28 from 4:00-5:00


Enjoy ice cream and other frozen treats while hanging outside with friends. Goodbye summer!


De-stress Take & Make

Thursday, July 28

We're bringing back last year’s popular de-stress kit. Enjoy calming activities before school starts.


Collage Journal Take & Make

Thursday, August 4

This kit includes 1 journal, assorted paper, and other supplies to create your own collage journal.