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2014 Summer Reading Program
for Kids

June 16 to August 2

This summer, the library is challenging kids to read (or be read to) for 14 hours or more between June 16 and August 2. Readers who complete the challenge will earn a free book (one book per reader, please) and a chance to win a tablet. All entries must be received by August 2.

How to participate:

  1. Visit your local library to sign up and get a game sheet.
  2. Read (or be read to) for 14 hours or more.
  3. Place a sticker on the game sheet for every 20 minutes you read.
  4. Visit the library and pick out your free book.
  5. For every 14 hours you read, you will be entered into a drawing for a tablet.
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Tears of Joy Theatre: Tad & Fry

A tadpole and a fry can become friends, but what happens when they grow up? Experience biology and the science of metamorphosis through this charming and interactive puppet performance that utilizes shadow puppetry, music and modified marionette puppets.

  • Monday, July 28
  • 6:30pm
  • Port Angeles

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The Brian Waite Band

Planet of the Amps

In this rock & roll adventure, two scientists have come up with what they call "The Universal Language Translator". As they travel around the planet, testing it out on different creatures, they learn that working together makes things easier.

  • Tuesday, July 29
  • Tuesday, July 29
  • 10:30am
  • 2:00pm
  • Sequim
  • Port Angeles

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Glowing Goobleck

For kids ages 5 to 12

Presenting Dr. Seuss’ Bartholomew and the Oobleck! Enjoy hearing this favorite tale, then experiment with non–Newtonian fluids! Make your own Goobleck.

  • Wednesday, July 30
  • 11:00am
  • Forks

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Pool Party Celebration

Celebrate your summer reading achievement with a pool party! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, August 2, 4–6pm
William Shore Memorial Pool
225 E. Fifth St. Port Angeles

Saturday, August 2, 5:30–7:30pm
Sequim Aquatic Center (SARC)
610 N. Fifth Avenue Sequim


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