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The theme for 2024 is Adventure Begins at Your Library! This summer, we'll be having the adventure of a lifetime right here at your library! Join us for a variety of adventures including a prehistoric pep rally and an interactive show where the audience helps a pirate crew find a buried treasure! We will also have two Adventure Storytimes each week on Wednesday and Saturday (Saturday will be a repeat of the Wednesday storytime) and arts and crafts every Friday.

Kids will also receive a Passport to Adventure, where they can keep track of their reading and adventures all summer long to earn brag tags, prizes and entries to our grand prize drawing. We will have four (4) grand prizes this year, with no limit on how many entries you can turn in!

Children ages nine (9) and up can attend Summer Library Program events without a parent or guardian present, but we do ask that if you are bringing a large group of children to have a helper present to assist them. Any child under age nine (9) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at least thirteen (13) years of age.

Please register online or stop at the Children's Library to register in person. Summer Library Program packets can be picked up at any time in the Children's Library starting May 1st, but remember your reading only counts starting June 1st!



2024 Summer Library Program Events

Events are subject to change.


Jump to July

 Date  Time  Event  Description
 Wednesdays & Saturdays  10:00 AM  Storytime Songs, stories, and activities! The Saturday storytime will be a   repeat of the Wednesday storytime.
 Tuesday, June 4, 2024  10:00 AM  Stomp, Chomp, Roar!  A prehistoric pep rally full of dinosaur fun, facts and a dino  meet & greet!
 Friday, June 7, 2024  10:00 AM or 2:00 PM  Dinosaur Fossil Craft Imprint dinosaur toys in clay and take home your very own  "fossils"!
 Tuesday, June 11, 2024  10:00 AM  Farm Bureau Welcome the Farm Bureau back to the library this summer! They will be presenting a program centered on the book "My Grandpa, My tree, and Me".
 Friday, June 14, 2024  10:00 AM or 2:00 PM  Rubber Ducks Color your own rubber duck! How will you design yours?
 Tuesday, June 18, 2024  10:00 AM or 2:00 PM  ISU Extension Build Your   Own   Space Habitat Calling all astronauts! Embark on an intergalactic mission to  construct your own space habitat fit for a true astronaut at our   space-themed library program. Will your habitat have multiple levels, windows, or secret compartments? Let your  imagination soar! Please register for your program time on our  website at https://www.denison.lib.ia.us/calendar. Click the event on the calendar to find the registration form!
 Friday, June 21, 2024  10:00 AM or 2:00 PM  Moon Sand  Make your own shiny, sparkly and spacey kinetic sand!
 Tuesday, June 25, 2024  10:00 AM  Swords & Roses  Join us for an interactive pirate performance on the library   lawn!
 Friday, June 28, 2024  10:00 AM or 2:00 PM  Foam Pirate Ships  Put together your own pirate ship! It really floats!



Jump to June

 Date  Time  Event  Description
 Wednesdays & Saturdays  10:00 AM  Storytime Songs, stories, and activities! The Saturday storytime will be a repeat of the Wednesday storytime.
 Tuesday, July 2, 2024  10:00 AM  Absolute Science Fantastic   Foam Join us for a fantastically fabulous show full of foam science experiments!
 Friday, July 5, 2024  10:00 AM or 2:00 PM  Glowing Watercolors Paint with watercolor paint and make your art glow with glow- in-the-dark salt!
 Tuesday, July 9, 2024  10:00 AM  SOAR Raptor Program The SOAR (Saving Our Avian Resources) group will be  bringing live raptors to the library! Don't miss your chance to see a hawk, owl or falcon!
 Friday, July 12, 2024  10:00 AM or 2:00 PM  Bird Gliders Build and decorate your own wooden bird glider!
 Tuesday, July 16, 2024  10:00 AM to 2:00 PM  Choose Your Own Adventure Explore the children's library and play fun games and do crafts and other activities! You get to choose the adventure today!
 Friday, July 19, 2024  10:00 AM or 2:00 PM  Create with Sticky String What creations can you make with sticky string? You can create anything you can imagine!
 Tuesday, July 23, 2024  10:00 AM  Magic Show Welcome Rick Brammer back to the library and let him dazzle you with fun magic tricks!
 Friday, July 26, 2024  10:00 AM or 2:00 PM  Craftapalooza It's a craft smorgasbord! Which craft will you choose to create?
 Friday, July 26, 2024  5:00 PM  Deadline to turn in Adventure   Passports Get your final prizes and entries for the grand prize drawing in by 5:00 pm!
 Saturday, July 27, 2024  10:00 AM  Children's Grand Prize   Drawing after Storytime Attend our final storytime of the summer and see who wins our grand prizes this year!