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Summer Reading Program 2024 - Read, Renew, Repeat

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We are so excited to have you join us for SRP 2024! This year we will spend lots of Wednesdays hanging out at the Creswell Middle School Gym, Holt Park, and the Community Center. You can expect to eat ice cream, and launch rockets, and watch some fantastic performances! We also have some very exciting guests joining us throughout the summer. Check out our schedule of events below! Make sure to sign up and get your free book! Remember, you don't need to sign up to come to our events. 


Events will be held at Holt Park, the Creswell Middle School Gym, Creswell Elementary School Gym, or the  Creswell Community Center!

Events will be canceled or moved inside if the Air Quality index is 150 or higher. Sign up for the Kids & Families e-mail for any scheduling changes.


June 19th, 10:30am -11:30am, Holt Park - Recycled Tie Dye

Old shirts need some color? Sock have some stains? Bring your old clothes and give them new life with some tie dye!

June 26th, 10:30am -11:30am, Creswell ELEMENTARY School Gym - West African Culture Through Music & Dance

Experience the joy and passion of West African culture as they drum and dance to the dynamic poly-rhythms of Guinea

July 3rd, 10:30am -11:30am, Creswell Community Center - Journey Under the Sea 

Dive into an ocean of hands-on science fun while exploring Oregon's underwater environments. Discover the amazing variety of life beneath the waves in beautiful kelp forests or rugged, rocky reefs. Engage in activities and investigations that will inspire you to protect Oregon's diverse ocean habitat. 

July 4th — See you at the parade!

July 10th, 10:30am -11:30am, Creswell Middle School Gym - Magician Louie Foxx: Reading is Magic

This show features magic tricks and other skills...and believe it or not, Louie will motivate you to read!

July 17th, 10:30am -11:30am, Creswell Middle School Gym - Arthropod Ambassadors

Get a unique look at our tiny neighbors that wear their bones as their skin!

July 24th, 10:30am - 11:30am, Holt Park - Stomp Rockets

Decorate, assemble, and launch your own rocket. How high will yours fly? 

July 31st, 10:30am-11:30am, Holt Park - Eco-Friendly Water Fight!

The City and the Library are bringing you a splashtastical water fight. Prepare to get soaked!

August 7th, 10:30am - 11:30am, Holt Park - Shake and Make Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for shake and make ice cream! Pick your flavor, get your milk and sugar, and get to shaking! (note, we will have full-fat Oat Milk and popsicles available for  those with dietary restrictions)

August 14th, 10:30am - 11:30am, Creswell Community Center - Oregon Reptile Views with Jordan

Come see some reptiles! Guests will have a chance to interact with and have hands-on experiences with snakes, lizards, tortoises and more!


Registering for Summer Reading is super easy! Either drop by the library and fill out a paper form or use this link to sign up online:

After you have done one of those two things drop by the library and pick up your free book! There are book carts located in the back of the children's section where you can select your free book. Ask us for help if you get lost.

Tracking your reading!

You can begin tracking your reading starting June 17th. You can track your reading by picking up journals from the library (available June 17th) or you can print out journals at home. The last day to turn in your reading journals and redeem your library dollars is August 31st.

What are library dollars?

Library dollars are earned for reading 5 hours (ages 7-18) or by completing 10 early literacy activities (ages 0-6). You can use these dollars to buy prizes from the library! 

Want Portland Trailblazer Tickets?

This year, if you sign up and turn in just one complete journal, you get a children’s ticket to see the Portland Trailblazers!


2024_SRP Kids and Teen Journal.pdf2024_SRP_Early Reader Journal.pdf2024_SRP Brochure.pdf


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