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Posted on: May 31, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Summer Reading Club at the Library - Weekly Events!

Floating flamingo inner tube in a pool holding a book reading. Library Summer Reading Club schedule.

Make sure to familiarize yourself with our Summer Reading Club schedule of events for June and July!

Pick up a calendar at the library, or refer to our website for all the details:


• Music & Movement
10:30 AM  |  Library

Start your summer weeks with plenty of action in a fun-filled session of Music and Movement!
We explore all sorts of different activities each week, including singing, dancing, yoga, sensory tubs, and much more.
These activities are intended to engage children in learning and physical growth! Perfect for keeping kids busy and engaged in summer! Recommended for ages 0-5.

• Summertime Story Time
10:30 AM  |  Library

Each Tuesday, join us for a super-sized Summertime Story Time!
We like to include singing, dancing, and activity time (finger plays, games, etc.) in our story times in order to get kids engaged and encourage learning. We then read popular children's books related to our Summer Reading Club theme, and have a raffle to pass out copies of those books for families to potentially take home! A craft kit related to the story will be available for you to take home and work on. Recommended for ages 0-5. 

• Performer Days!
10:30 AM  |  *Longview Convention Complex - Exhibit Center Building (by fairgrounds)

On Wednesdays we invite a different local performer to put on a special show or we hold a special summer activity!
Here's a look at the lineup:
- June 7:  The Dallas Puppet Theater
- June 14:  Percussionist, Lady Chops!
- June 21:  Brett Roberts Magic and Comedy Show
- June 28:  The Creature Teacher
- July 5:  Splash Pad Party at the Lear Park, Jack Mann Splash Pad (**100 HG Mosely Pkwy, Longview, TX 75604). Please note that the Splash Pad Party will also run from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- July 12:  Juicebox Jukebox, children's musician

• Crafty Kids
All day  |  Library

We will have our signature craft kits available for pickup all day during business hours at the children's desk. Free, while supplies last!
You're welcome to take them home and work on them at your convenience, or you can sit down at the library to complete them.

• Family Movie Days
Shows at 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM |  Library

Join us for family movie time at the library! We'll show a different film every other Thursdays during SRC, with two showtimes to catch (10:30 AM and 2:00 PM). A limited amount of free popcorn and drinks will be served.

- June 7:  DC League of Super-Pets (PG)
- June 22:  Puss In Boots, The Last Wish (PG)
- July 6:  Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (PG)

• Family Bingo
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Library

Every other Thursday during SRC, spend some quality family time together with a few rounds of BINGO.
We'll have prizes to pass out for the lucky card holders! Free to attend. Meet up on June 15, June 29, and July 13.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Library

Fridays are all about GAME time!
There will be a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament for ages 8 - 17. Tournament is round-robin style. Play your match, and then feel free to sign up for another one. Winner gets to keep the crown and keep playing! Grab your friends and see who will reign king of the arena!

We will also have our massive collection of board games, card games, and puzzles set out in the youth reference tables for families of all ages to spend time playing together.

• LEGO at the Library Challenge!
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  |  Library

Take our LEGO Challenge and put those imaginations to the test! A new build theme will be issued each week. Kids are then welcome to use our HUGE supply of LEGO to build whatever they can think up! Afterwards, creations are put in the youth services display cases, and a winner from three different age groups (Ages 1 - 5, Ages 6 - 8, Ages 9 - 12) will be selected to win a prize: A FREE LEGO SET!

DUPLO blocks are also available for the littles to build with!

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