Things to Do over Summer Break

Attention, Parents!

If you're like me you probably struggle with how to create a magical summer for your kids. When summer turns up the heat and your brain starts to boil, it can be hard to come up with ideas to fill those long days.

Let the library help! Best of all, everything is 100% free.

Explore, Learn and Connect with Summer Reading

Pick out a free book with no strings attached then visit the library for activities all summer long!

Find Just the Right Book

Need help picking a book? We have a few suggestions! Check out the Explore page to find lists of books for any age or get personalized suggestions.

Picture book lists

Children's book lists

Lists for tweens

Lists for teens

(Mom or Dad need a new book? We've got you covered too!)

Come to an Event

Choose an event and let the library do the work. You'll find a variety of programs and events designed to entertain, educate and get kids' creative juices flowing. 

Programs for Children 0-5

Programs for Children 5-8

Programs for Tweens 9-12

Programs for Teens 13-17

Use an Exploration Pass

Summer outings can be expensive, but the library offers prepaid passes to some great local destinations. Have an adventure on us!


Take Home a Robot

What could be cooler on a hot summer day than a robot. Put the latest technology in your child's hands by checking out a new friend!

Dot Robot[electronic Device]

Sphero 2

Two Words: Book Club

Kids always want to do what grownups do. Your child or teen can feel just like mom or dad when they use a book club kit with 10 copies of a book to start their own club! Here are a few examples of the kits we offer:

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

I Am Malala

The City of Ember

Find Something to Read Without Ever Leaving Your Home

You'll feel better about their screen time when they're racking up the hours reading. Use one of our online resources for kids to find the digital books, comics and magazines your kids love.

For a fun, interactive reading experience check out Tumblebooks.

Go Pro

Take home a Mounted Video Camera and let your kids film their summer adventures. You might be surprised by what they're up to!

Guide to Great Websites for Kids

Youth Librarians put together this great list of websites for kids to explore.

Learning for Little Ones

Have a child in the 0-5 age range? Try out one of these librarian recommended activities at home or tips and tricks to spark early learning.

Check Out a Playaway

These all-in-one devices provide hours of digital fun. They're great for road trips, waiting rooms and any other time you need help keeping kids occupied. Try out one today!

Playaway Launchpad — a tablet pre-loaded with games and activities so fun, they won't know they're learning!

Playaway Audiobooks — audiobooks without the need to download or play a CD? Yes, please!