Summer Reading Program

Adventure Begins at Your Library is the 2024 SUMMER READING PROGRAM THEME!

The 2024 Summer Reading Program is open to anyone from preschool through grown-up and; offers programs, FUN prizes and drawings. Activities include story times, games, crafts, and the “Reading Program” where you read for prizes.

Registration for “Adventure Begins at Your Library!” begins on June 3rd.

All programs are free of charge.

Registration and Logging for Prizes:

  • Registration is easy. Come by the library and pick up a registration bag at the front desk.  In it will be some goodies and a log for you to keep track of all the books you read this summer.
  • The Librarians will keep a duplicate log at the desk. (We will need your name and grade for our log)
  • After you read a book write it in your log
  • When you are ready, bring your log to the library to claim your prize(s).

Reading Levels for Prizes:

The number of books read for prizes is cumulative.

Juvenile  Birth-2ndGrade

Prize 1- Read 10 Books

Prize 2- Read 20 Books

Prize 3- Read 35 Books

Prize 4- Read 50 Books

Intermediate 3rd – 5th Grade

Prize 1- Read 5 Books

Prize 2- Read 10 Books

Prize 3- Read 15 Books

Prize 4- Read 20 Books

Middle  6th-8th Grade

Prize 1- Read 3 Books

Prize 2- Read 6 Books

Prize 3- Read 10 Books

Teens  9th – 12th Grade

Prize 1- Read 1 Books

Prize 2- Read 3 Books

Prize 3- Read 5 Books

Adults (A)  18+ years

Adults who check out 1 or more books per visit, will receive 1 ticket to be entered into a prize drawing every 2 weeks.

Summer Reading Program Events:

The offers FREE programs throughout the Summer Reading Program.  No registration needed! 

Download Calendar

June 3- Summer Begins

June 5 –Magic Show 10:30am and 2:30pm at City Hall

June 14– McWane Science Center 10:30am and 2:30pm at City Hall

Jun 26—Visit with the Helena Fire Department 2:30pm at City Hall

July 3-Visit with the Helena Police Department 2:30pm at City Hall

July 12– Cowboy Bruce-Wild West Show  2:30pm at City Hall

July 18-End of Summer Celebration for Grown-ups 5:45pm at Library


Other Programs/Events at the Library

Board Game Fun!!(Games provided or bring your own) Every Friday from June 7th thru July 5th at 2-4pm.  Fun for people of all ages!!! (2 hr)

Storytime with Ms. Erin: (Pre-school) Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00am. (30 min)

Teen/Tween Programs: Games and Craft for the Teens/Tweens Monday at 2:30pm

June 10- Bingo

June 17-Rock Painting

June 24-Origami

July 1-Bead Craft

July 8- Party

Feature a craft project on Tuesday at 2:30pm

June 11-Father's Day Craft

June 18-Be a Superhero Craft

June 25-Poster Coloring

July 2- Puzzle Craft

July 9- Sand Art