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Summer Reading Program 2021

Tails & Tales @ the Lewiston City Library

June 7 - July 31

The Summer Reading Program (SRP) at the Lewiston City Library is an annual program that is intended to keep children, tweens, teens, and adults engaged in reading over the summer months.  Research shows this is important for everyone in our community, especially children!  Don’t let your reading skills slip and slide over the summer months, sign-up for our Summer Reading Program!   Each week participants record, rate, and describe one book or a chapter from a book they are reading on their Summer Reading Stamp Card.  Cards can be brought to the library weekly and will be stamped.  Participants will receive a fun weekly prize and each week a ticket goes in for the grand prize drawing that is held at the conclusion of the program (August 6th).   There are some great programs planned for all ages!  All programs will be conducted following social distancing recommendations.



  • Regististration is open. REGISTER HERE! (Online Form)
  • Register at the library from June 7 - 12. The registration table will be open from 10 AM - 6 PM (Mon - Thur) and from 10 AM - 4 PM (Fri & Sat)

ROCKIN' REGISTRATION ON THE ROOFTOP! Registration will be held in our New Rooftop Gallery & Multipurpose Space. Come on in and check it out! Summer Reading Stamp Cards will be available at the library. 

Kids Programs

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STEM Stuff Saturday

  • Date: Saturday, June 26 & July 24
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Location: Library Event Space
  • Intended Ages: 5 - 10

Kids will have the opportunity to create and customize real-working vehicles for a fun-filled introduction to early STEM concepts. Kits will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis while supplies last (2 kits per family please). Kids can put together their vehicle at the library or take it home.  

Computer motherboard

Six Pack S.T.E.M. Week

  • Session 1: June 14-19 (Monday - Saturday)
    • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Location: Sunset Park
    • Ages: 11 - 13
  • Session 2: July 12-17 (Monday - Saturday)
    • TIme: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Location: Pioneer Park
    • Ages: 8-10
    • Register Here (CLASS FULL)
  • Session 3: July 26 - 31 (Monday - Saturday)
    • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Location: Library Event Space
    • Ages: 11-13

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Registration will open three weeks before the start of each session. Links will be found on this page or on the calendar.

Six Pack S.T.E.M. Week is a six-day STEM program introducing kids to the fundamentals of technology and computer science. For one hour each day, students will take a journey through the STEM concepts and structures associated with computers and computer use in our everyday lives. Participants will learn the basics of code through Braille and Morse code, observe how electricity works and its role in binary code, build their own circuits and telegraph machines, identify the guts of a computer, and design their own computer algorithms. They will also be introduced to associated STEM jobs and career paths, with a focus on those available in our local community. 

Laurel Gale

2 Day Writers Workshop with Local Author Laurel Gale

  • Date: Thursday & Friday, July 15 & 16
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: Library Event Space
  • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Registration Required (CLASS IS FULL)

In session one, Laurel will discuss the characters, themes, and magic systems of her book Story Magic. Session 2 will be a look at Story Magic and the writing process. Students will learn about the three key steps in writing: planning, drafting, & revision. Registered participants can pick up a copy of Story Magic at the library 3 weeks before the workshop. 

Ms. Debbie reading stories in the park

Read, Play, Learn @ the Parks

  • Date: June 16 - July 29
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Wednesdays @ Hereth Park; Thursdays @ Pioneer Park
  • Ages: All Ages Welcome!

Read, Play, Learn incorporates necessary early literacy skills into a lively, fun filled story time! Join us at the parks for a rocking good time! Take & Make crafts will be available! We will feature guest readers throughout the summer so stay tuned!

Reach And Read

Reach & Read @ Sunset Park

  • Date: Friday, June 18 - July 30
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location: Sunset Park
  • Ages: 2 & Up

Reach & Read combines movement and mindfulness with literacy in order to enhance early development and provide an enjoyable way for children to learn. Please bring a yoga mat or a blanket. 

Evening Story Hour

Evening Story Time

  • Date: Thursdays, June 17 - July 29
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Hereth Park
  • Ages: All Ages Welcome

Come out to the park and enjoy a peaceful evening story time with mindful music and movement.

Teen & Tween Programs

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Tween Book Club

  • Date: Mondays, June 14 - July 26
  • Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Library Meeting Room
  • Ages: 9 - 13
  • Registration Required (CLASS IS FULL)

Tweens will be reading and discussing Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi. Twelve-year-old Aru stretches the truth to fit in at her private school, but when she is dared to prove an ancient lamp is cursed, she inadvertently frees an ancient demon! 

Warcross by Marie Lu

Teen Book Club

  • Date: Tuesdays, June 15 - July 27
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Library Teen Zone
  • Ages: 14 - 18
  • Registration Required (CLASS IS FULL)

Teens will be reading and discussing the action packed Sci-Fi thriller Warcross by Marie Lu. When a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

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Teen/Tween Mindfulness Guided Study

  • Date: Saturdays, June 19 - July 31
  • Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Library Event Space
  • Ages: 11 - 18
  • Registration Required (CLASS IS FULL)

The world is stressful, but there are healthy ways to cope. Come learn about stress management through mindfulness! In this class, we will explore the benefits of mindfulness through basic yoga movement, practice breathing techniques, and learn how meditation and journaling can help. All participants will receive the book The Mindfulness Journal for Teens: Prompts and Practices to Help You Stay Cool, Calm, and Present by Jennie Marie Battistin, MA, LMFT. 

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Teen/Tween Cooking 101

  • Date: Wednesdays, June 16 - July 28
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Library Makery
  • Ages: 12 - 18
  • Registration Required (CLASS IS FULL)

In this fun hands on cooking course students will learn basic cooking & entertaining skills and get a chance to create some yummy recipes. Local guest chefs will present at two of the sessions!

Dungeons and Dragons 20-sided dice

Dungeons, Dragons & Dress Up

Come join us with your D&D group for 3 hours of FUN! Meet other D&D players, game play, and dress up in costumes (family friendly). Beginners table will be available. Maximum group size will be 10 players.

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SciBorg Camp (Robotics)

  • Dates: August 17 - 19
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Library Event Space
  • Ages: Those entering Grades 8 - 12
  • Registration Required (Registration will open on July 26)

This 3-day camp is designed to give students the opportunity to learn about robotic systems, engage in STEM challenges, explore F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and much more. SciBorg Camp is being provided in partnership with the 4-H Palouse Area Robotics Team. There are only 12 slots available for this FREE program and registration is required. 

Outreach Programs

School Lunch Sites:

  • Mondays: McGhee Elementary, 11:00 AM
  • Wednesdays: Jennifer Middle School, 11:00 AM
  • Fridays: Centennial Elementary, 11:00 AM

Our summer reading associates will be out and about giving out free books and Take & Make crafts at our local school free lunch sites starting June 14th.

Hidden Duck Buddies

Keep a lookout for our hidden rubber duck buddies at local parks starting June 14th! They need to come home to the library! We will reward the return of our Duck Buddies with a special prize!

This Summer Reading Program is made possible by the following generous donors!

  • City of Lewiston Parks & Recreation
  • Coleman Oil Company
  • Dairy Queen
  • Dutch Brothers Coffee
  • Friends of the Lewiston City Library
  • Happy Day Corporation
  • Idaho State Parks
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)
  • Lewis Clark Community Union (Grand Prize Sponsor)
  • McDonald's
  • Nez Perce County Historical Museum
  • Rosauers
  • Sonic Drive In
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell
  • Twin County United Way
  • Village Centre Cinemas
  • Wendy's

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