Summer Library Program 2020

Summer Library Program:
June 8 through July 31, 2020!

Join us for another fun summer full of performers, crafts, scavenger hunts, special programming, and, of course, reading! Registration for our Summer Library Program will be available beginning on June 1st. However, reading logs cannot be turned in nor will library visits count until June 8th when the program officially begins.

Whom is the Youth Summer Library Program for? Children ages birth through 6th grade. If you are 13 or going into 7th grade, you can participate in our Teen Summer Library Program.

How does it work? Make three weekly library visits and earn a free book! After six weekly visits, earn another free book! Paper reading logs and stickers are available for very young children to track how much they are read to during the summer.


Special Events

Summer Fest
Tuesday, June 9th
6:00 pm– 8:00pm
Kick-off summer with Summer Fest. Events TBD.

Brent Allan Puppet Show
Thursday, June 11th
10:00-10:45 am; 11:00 -11:45 am
This program of puppets, magic, and comedy showcases reading and the library in a fun way, themed after folklore and fairy tales!
The audience will be treated to hilarious antics, astonishing magic, and some stories told in an unconventional way.


Jason Kollum
Thursday, June 17th
10:00-11:00am; 1:00-2:00pm
See a juggler! Be a juggler! Join us for a fun, engaging, interactive show for kids of all ages. Kollum’s show has tons of energy, movement, audience participation, laughter and excitement! Marvel at his mind-boggling balancing, juggling, and variety stunts!

Imaginarium: Mad Mix!
Thursday, June 25th
10:30-11:15am; 4:30-5:15pm
Join us for a morning (or afternoon) of science and fun with guests from the Imaginarium. They will perform their Mad Mix presentation, which showcases the powers of Liquid Nitrogen (Super Cold) and Combustion. They will also feature parts of their Snakes Alive! and Kitchen Science presentations.

NYICFF Kids Flicks One–Catch the best short films from around the world for ages 3-7!  Presented in partnership with the New York International Children’s Film
Festival .

Monday, June 29th at 10:00 am
Bigger, brighter, bolder—change is in the air in NYICFF Kid Flicks 1, brimming with fun and clever stories of growth and transformation. If you’ve ever been the youngest of the group, you’ll sympathize with the little tadpole who always falls a tad behind in the charming KUAP. Catching up on penmanship is the name of the game if you want to graduate from pencils in the winning doc Pen Licence. Then little ones are in charge and grown-ups get to play when the hilarious Flipped reworks the script. These shorts and so much more await you!

NYICFF Kids Flicks Two–Catch the best short films from around the world for ages 8 and up!  Presented in partnership with the New York International Children’s Film
Festival .

Tuesday, June 30th at 3:00 pm
NYICFF Kid Flicks 2 bridges the gap between little and big for young audiences growing in experiences and ideas. Take a wild ride and harness the (cat) power of the cosmos with the quirky film Catmos. If your curious about more earthly matters, take a page out of a Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old Girl. And whether their tastes lean umami or sweet, the duo in Mogu & Perol just might convince you there is simply nothing more delish than a warm friendship.


Blank Park Zoo
Thursday, July 9th
5:00-5:45 pm
Facts or Fantasy? Join a Blank Park Zoo Educator as we explore some unbelievable facts about real world animals in comparison to some mythical beasts that seem too good to be true! What’s more believable, a frog that can freeze almost completely solid and thaw back to life or a bird that can set itself on fire and be reborn? Join us to find out!

Jester Puppets
Thursday, July 16th
10:00 – 11:00 am
Jester Puppets’ “Fairy Tales (Unhinged)” brings you the classics, but these are not your Mother Goose’s stories. In the way that only Jester Puppets can, we bring enormous fun, hilarity and downright silliness to kids’ favorite fables. Young imaginations will soar to new heights on the sounds of treasured laughter. Kids will want to travel over the river and through the woods to see the latest and greatest from Jester Puppets!


Mikayla Oz, Magician
Tuesday, July 21
10:00 – 11:00 am
A rising star in the magic industry, comes the unforgettable, MIKAYLA OZ! Mikayla has been astonishing audiences across the Midwest for more than 10 years. Performing for the smallest crowds to the biggest stages. Mikayla Oz doesn’t do your grandfathers old tricks, instead she is pushing boundaries and redefining what it means to be a magician. Mikayla Oz provides a high energy, interactive magic show with lots of audience participation, modern music and hilarious comedy. Mikayla even ties in an uplifting message, that will inspire you to be the best version of yourself.   In her show you will see thing appear, vanish, teleport, transform and even float right in front of your eyes!



Family Flicks
Mondays at 5:45 pm in the Youth Department
Gather your friends and family together to cool off, sit back, and relax while watching a film at the library. Movie TBA. All Ages.
June 15th: Frozen 2
June 22nd: Spies in Disguise
June 29th: Aladdin (Live Action)
July 6th: TBA
July 13: TBA
July 20: TBA
July 27: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Fairy Tale BINGO
June 23rd at 6:00 pm
Gather the family together and head to the library for an old fashioned game of BINGO–with a fairy tale twist. Prizes TBA. Refreshments will be provided.


Word Wizards
Wednesdays, June 10th at 3:00 pm
How would you rewrite Goldilocks and the Three Bears? The race of the Tortoise and the Hare? Or Little Red Riding Hood? Come and discuss your favorite adaptation of a well-known fairy tale and write one for yourself! Grades K – 6. Writers of all levels of experience and interest welcome.

Wednesday, July 8th at 3:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons: Young Adventurers
June 12th at 3:00 pm
Conference Room.
Ever wondered how to play Dungeons and Dragons? Join us for an introductory session where we talk about the rules of the game and play a practice encounter! Dice, character sheets, and snacks are provided, no prior roleplaying game experience necessary. Ages 9 – 12 and grades 4 – 6. Registration is required.

June 26th at 3:00 pm
Conference Room.
Dive into DnD! Dungeons and Dragons beginners are welcome, but please come with some basic knowledge about the game or have attended our introductory session. Dice, character sheets, and snacks are provided. Ages 9-12, grades 4-6. Registration is required.

Little Engineers
June 17th & July 15th at 3:00 pm
Enjoy a castle-themed build activity! We bring the bricks, you bring your creativity. Then, we’ll vote to decide whose castle is the most unusual, most likely to survive a siege, and on other castle-worthy categories. Grades K – 6.

Summer Storytimes
June 3–July 31, 10:30 a.m., Youth Department
Mondays: Baby storytime (0–23 months)
Tuesdays: Preschool storytime (3–5 year-olds)
Wednesdays: Toddler storytime (2–3 year-olds)
Fridays: Toddler storytime (2–3 year-olds)
Saturdays: Preschool storytime (3–5 year-olds)

This summer, we are also introducing Pajama Storytime!  Come to the library in your PJs and enjoy some stories and songs. Ages 0-6.  June 16, 24, 30th & July 8, 14, 22, 28 at 6:00 pm


Please note: According to our safe child policy, all children under 11-years-old must be  accompanied by and be within sight of a responsible adult caregiver at all times while in the library.

Funding for the summer library program provided by the Cedar Falls Community Foundation, Robert & Shirley Berg Fund for use by the Library.

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