Summer Reading Program

Ocean of Possibility is the 2022 SUMMER READING PROGRAM THEME!

Readers of all ages will explore all things in the ocean this summer as The Helena Public Library presents "Oceans of Possibility“.

The 2022 Summer Reading Program is open to anyone from preschool through grown-up and; offers programs, FUN prizes and drawings. Activities include virtual story times, videos, take home crafts, and the “Reading Program” where you read for prizes.

Registration for “Oceans of Possibility” begins on June 1.

All programs are free of charge.

Registration Information:   


June 2022 and July 2022


Juvenile/Intermediate, Young Adult, Adult

Prize Levels:

Juvenile/Intermediate, Young Adult, Adult


Registration and Logging for Prizes

For Juvenile, Intermediate, and Young Adult

  • 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).

Summer Reading Program Events:

June 1- Summer Registration Begins

June 6 -Kick-Off McWane Science Center 10:30am and 2:30pm at City Hall

June 8– Teen Kick-Off Mosaic Art Craft 2:30pm at Library

June 15– Wild West Show 10:30am and 2:30pm at City Hall

Jun 29- Visit with the Helena Fire Department 2:30pm at City Hall

July 6-Visit with the Helena Police Department 2:30pm at City Hall

July 13– Teen Close-out Book Bingo 2:30pm at Library

July 15– Final Event with Musician Jim Aycock 10:30am and 2:30pm at City Hall

July 21-End of Summer Celebration for Grown-ups 5:45pm at Library


Weekly Events at the Library

Board Game Fun!!(Games provided or bring your own) Every Friday from June 3rd thru July 8th 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 Program: Featuring an Origami craft program on Monday at 2:30pm

June 13- Turtle

June 27-Bird

July 11-Frog

Feature a craft project on Tuesday at 2:30pm

June 7- Coloring Poster

June 14-Father's Day Bookmark

June 21-Water Color Sheet

June 28-4th of July Sand Art

July 5- Glitter Mosaic Fish

July 12-3D Aquarium