Summer Reading Program 2021

2021 Cathlamet Public Library

Children’s Summer Reading Program

Register, log reading, earn badges and prizes at: 

Wednesdays, June 16-Aug 4th, 1-2+pm, at Erickson Park

     6/16 – “Bookish Beasts” / Beanstack introduction

  • Beastly Alphabet Crafts

     6/23 – “The Wild Side”  - Origami bookmarks, CD fish

     6/30 – “Read, Connect, Protect” – Pet care with WAAG

  • Endangered animal  posters, Tails & Tales newsletters

     7/7  – “Dr. Dolittle and Friends” – Birdwatching with          

                  Mr. Passmore

  • Waterbottle or pipe cleaner bird feeder, bird journal

     7/14 – “Amazing Creatures” – Weird Animal Facts

  • Cardboard “binoculars”, Wild animal “safari”

     7/21 – “No Place Like Home” – Police and Service Animals 

                   with Sheriff Howie, Officer Howell & K-9

  • Virtual pet show, start air dry clay animal magnets
  • (bring a photo of a favorite pet you had or wish you had)

     7/28 – “No Place Like Home, Pt. 2” – Backyard and Barnyard

                Animals with 4-H member Taya Deal

  • Finish air dry clay animal magnets, Watercolor creatures to find

     8/4 (1-2:30pm)  - “Awards and Participation Party”

  • Snacks, prizes, awards and certificates

For more info call: 360-795-3254, Tues-Sat, 2-5pm.

Cathlamet Public Library’s Summer reading program began June 16 at Erickson Park.The program had three separate Beanstack challenges for readers: Cathlamet 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten for ages 0-5, Cathlamet Summer 2021: Tails and Tales -Animal Books for Kids ages 5-15 (Minutes), and Cathlamet 2021 Reading Challenge (Minutes) for ages 15-Adult. The Tails and Tales children’s program allowed participants to earn prizes as they logged reading minutes, reviewed books, and attended activity events. The teen through adult program ran through the end of the year, and allowed readers to earn tickets they applied to drawings for their choice of a Kindle, a quilt, and other items.
Registration was open at for the program which was partially sponsored by the Blanche Bradley Memorial Library Foundation. The library challenged readers to set personal or family daily reading goals and log each day the goals were met. Readers also logged reading minutes or books, by downloading the free Beanstack app.
Besides the online reading challenge, the library hosted in-person outdoor activity events for children ages 5-15 on Wednesdays, June 16th-August 4th, from 1-2pm+ at Erickson Park on Columbia Street in Cathlamet. Activities included story times, and crafts. A parent or guardian needed to accompany children.

Made possible with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State.