Library releases its 2023 Summer Reading Program

The Lebanon Public Library hosts its 2023 Summer Reading Program, “Find Your Voice, Find Your Passion,” beginning June 1. To participate, visit the library to pick up a reading journal, use it to track the minutes you read, then bring your journal back to claim prizes.

The program is open to all ages, and families are encouraged to sign up and read together throughout the summer. Free summer lunches will be provided for children 1 to 18 years of age after Tuesday Outdoor Storytimes and Thursday performer events. The Lunch Program, provided by the USDA, is an equal opportunity provider.

Summer Reading Events:
The library will hostRain or Shine Outdoor Storytime” at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays from June 20 to Aug. 15 on the children’s patio. Lunch will be served at 10:45 a.m.

Thursday “Performers and Events” begin at 11 a.m., with lunch served at 12 p.m.

June 15: Summer Reading Program Kickoff with Matt Baker Comedy + Stunt Show
June 22: Amazing Bubble Man Louis Pearl

June 29: Junk Art

July 13: Farm Day

July 20: Science & Craft Day

July 27: Yumi Torimaru, Japanese folklore & mythology with music and storytelling

August 3: Museum of Natural and Cultural History presents Oregon Rocks!

August 10: Christmas in August, Interactive Movie: A Christmas Story

Teen/Tween Find Your Passion Art Lab is from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 20 to Aug. 8. A complete list of art activities and specific session dates for ages 812 and 1318 will be included in the Summer Reading Calendar.

The Summer Reading Program would not be possible without the State Library of Oregon Ready to Read Grant and the financial support from the Friends of the Lebanon Public Library. All SRP events are free and do not require a library membership to participate.
For more information, call the Library at (541) 258.4926, visit LebanonOregon.gov/library, like them on Facebook at
facebook.com/LebanonOregonLibrary, or follow them on Instagram at @Lebanon_Library.