2022 Summer Reading Program

Ready, Set, Adventure!

Image of a blue dragon sniffing a flower.

When does it start? June 6th –  July 29th             

What are the times?  Virtually Monday, Wednesday, Friday  1:00pm – 1:45pm

  • Monday – Double Craft Mondays
  • Wednesday – Story Prompt Wednesday
  • Friday – Food Frenzy Fridays

What ages can sign up? 0 to 18 years old are welcome

Participants will receive:

  • a TEAM Summer t-shirt personalized with your name in Braille or Large Print
  • passes to the Blank Park Zoo
  • a 9-piece puzzle set [which by the way, if all the pieces are earned you win a grand prize]
  • Braille Uno Game cards
  • and other prizes you will have to wait and see.

Denise Bean, Youth Services Librarian
515-452-1338
denise.bean@blind.state.ia.us

Check out our Youth Program Archive for past program activities and videos.

Clip art image of an elephant, giraffe, alligator, monkey and a lionCamp Animal Planet
June 6 – June 12

Activities:

Activity #1 Bald Eagle Tactile

Activity #2 Yarn feather

Activity #3 Ribbon Feather

Recommended Reading

Swindle by Korman, Gordon DB67330, JLT Kor
Hoot by Hiaasen, Carl DB55550 BR17274, JLT Hia
The One and Only Ivan by Applegate, Katherine DB75687, BR19679, JLT App
Belly Up by Gibbs, Stuart DB74508

Image of the worldAround the World in a Week
June 13 – June 19

Activities:

Activity #1 Water Lily Art

Activity #2 Kandinsky Concentric Circle Art

Activity #3 Cherry blossom Tree of Art!

Recommended Reading:

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Stewart, Trenton Lee DB65341, BR18600
The Emerald Atlas by Stephens, John DB73905
Judy Moody: Around the World in 8 ½ Days by McDonald, Megan DB63833
Magic Tree House: High Tide in Hawaii by Osborne, Mary Pope DB56011, BR14783

Clip art image of science symbolsScience Camp: To Infinity and Beyond

June 20 – June 26

Activity #1 Yarn Planets

Activity #2 Moon ART!

Recommended Reading:

A Wrinkle in Time by L’Engle, Madeleine DB09768, BR9403, JLT L’En
Every Soul a Star by Mass, Wendy DB68438
Ungifted by Korman, Gordon DB75727, BRN27908
Eager by Fox, Helen DB59122

Image of Mickey Mouse head silhouette with a capital D over the topDisney Camp:  Where the Magic Begins

June 27 – July 3

Activity #1 Apple or Animal Scented Cinnamon Pinch Pots!

Activity #2 Clothespin Race Car

Recommended Reading:
Ella Enchanted by Levine, Gail Carson JLT Lev
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Colfer, Chris DB80031
Straight on Till Morning by Braswell, Liz DB99434
Howl’s Moving Castle by Jones, Diana Wynne DB25892

Image of an orange and yellow butterflyNature Week Exploration

July 5 – July 10

Activity #1 Butterfly Sponge Art

Recommended Reading:
Holes by Sachar, Louis DB47444, BR12174, JLT Sac
Out of my Mind by Draper, Sharon M. DB71173
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Lin, Grace DB70391, BR18712
Frindle by Clements, Andrew DB46654, BR12547, JLT Cle

 

Clip art image of a tent in a grassy field with treesWilderness Camp

July 11 – July 17

Activity #1 Arrow Activity – Keep Aiming High!

Activity #2 Tic Tac Toe Wilderness Style

Recommended Reading:
Hatchet by Paulsen, Gary DB30535, BR11525, JLT Pau
Three Times Lucky by Turnage, Sheila DB78030
The Giver by Lowry, Lois DB37689, BRN17448, JLT Low
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Choldenko, Gennifer DB58456, BR15982, JLT Cho

Clip art image of two palm trees on a beach with the sun aboveTropical Beach Week

July 18 – July 24

Activity #1 Beach Terrarium!

Activity #2 Ocean Sounds in a Bottle!

Activity #3 Pom-Pom Sea Turtles

Recommended Reading:
Turtle in Paradise by Holm, Jennifer L. DB72844, BR19109
Nim’s Island by Orr, Wendy DB55604
Aquamarine by Hoffman, Alice DB54269
The Lemonade War by Davies, Jacqueline DB74347, BRN23723, JLT Dav

Clip art image of the outline of a person with a super hero capeSuper Hero Action Adventure Week

July 25 – July 31

Activity #1 Super Roll Heroes

Activity #2 Thank you Mom

Activity #3 Superhero Marshmallow Treat

Recommended Reading:
The Fourth Stall by Rylander, Chris DB76692
The Candymakers by Mass, Wendy DB84040
Junie B. Jones is Captain Field Day by Park Barbara DB58154, BR15056
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Riordan, Rick DB63443, BR20213, JLT Rio