Dig Into Reading: The City Library Kids’ Summer Reading Program 2013

DIG INTO READING: The City Library Kids’ Summer Reading Program
June 1–Aug 3, 2013

Kids are invited to DIG INTO READING this summer with The City Library’s Kids’ Summer Reading Program! With cool dig-themed events from June 1 to August 3, kids can get the scoop on science, magic, dance, yoga, puppets, reading, and so much more! Plan your summer with these great events, and be sure to pick up a reading tracker starting June 1—tons of prizes are available for kids who read their way through the summer.

Click here to view all Dig Into Reading events in The City Library's events calendar.

Kick-Off Events: Sat, June 1
Visit any City Library location on Saturday, June 1 for fun activities and pick up your Summer Reading tracker.

The Magic Lantern by The Puppet Players
A genie, a lamp, a princess, a Sultan, and a mysterious lamp-seller. For some reason, the genie's magic won't work for the royal girl. What were those magic words? Puppeteer Coralie Leue and her friend Marvin the Monster have presented professional shows with The Puppet Players in the Salt Lake area for over twenty years.
Sat, June 1, 11am, Day-Riverside Branch
Sat, June 15, 11am, Anderson-Foothill Branch
Thu, June 27, 2pm, Chapman Branch
Thu, June 27, 4pm, Sprague Branch

Cowboy and Worm Storytime
Wrangle a can of fun at these rough and squiggly storytimes! Come dressed up as a cowpoke or your favorite underground creature.
Sat, June 1, 2pm, Main Library
Tue, June 4, 4pm, Sprague Branch
Wed, June 5, 11am, Sweet Branch
Fri, June 7, 11am, Chapman Branch
Fri, June 7, 2pm, Anderson-Foothill Branch
Tue, June 18, 11am, Day-Riverside Branch

Wasatch Beekeepers
Learn about bees, honey making, and honey harvesting with experts from the Wasatch Beekeepers Association.
Sat, June 1, 4pm, Sprague Branch
Sat, June 15, 2pm, Sweet Branch
Fri, June 28, 2pm, Anderson-Foothill Branch
Sat, July 13, 1:30pm, Main Library
Tue, July 16, 11am, Day-Riverside Branch

Lunch Bunch
Are you between the ages of 8 and 12? Be part of the Lunch Bunch! Bring your lunch, enjoy your favorite stories, whip up a cool craft, or hear some hilarious poetry every Monday from Noon-1pm.
Mondays in June and July, Noon, Anderson-Foothill Branch
Mondays in July, Noon, Main Library Story Room

Magician Paul Brewer
Paul Brewer is Utah’s top magical entertainer, with education and theater degrees plus 30 years’ experience to back up his engaging and entertaining magic shows. More info at utahmagic.com.
Mon, June 3, 7pm, Sweet Branch
Fri, July 19, 2pm, Sprague Branch
Tue, July 30, 2pm, Chapman Branch

Riverside Garden Storytime
TreeUtah’s EcoGarden at Day-Riverside Branch is the perfect place for a story and seed-planting. (Take a few seeds home, too, and start your own garden!)
Tue, June 4, 11am, Day-Riverside Branch

Phun with Physics
A duo of geniuses from the University of Utah’s Department of Physics and Astronomy makes physics more fun with hands-on demonstrations using everyday things. For school age children.
Tue, June 4, 4pm, Anderson-Foothill Branch
Tue, July 2, 4pm, Sprague Branch

Zoo Mania
Encounter real, live animals at Zoo Mania's World of Animals presentation.
Thu, June 6, 2pm, Chapman Branch
Sat, June 8, 11am, Day-Riverside Branch
Wed, June 12, 2pm, Sprague Branch
Thu, June 20, 2pm, Main Library
Sat, July 6, 11am, Anderson-Foothill Branch
Sat, July 13, 2pm, Sweet Branch

Historias en Español
7pm, Chapman Branch
Thu, June 6, Los Grandes Dinosaurios
Thu, June 20, Las Hormigas Van Marchando
Thu, July 18, Cuando Calienta el Sol

Dig Into Learning: Digging Dinosaurs
Grab hold of life-sized replicas of dinosaur fossils from the Natural History Museum of Utah and learn to compare different types of our planet’s ancient inhabitants.
Fri, June 7, 2pm, Sprague Branch
Sat, July 6, 2pm, Main Library

Wasatch Community Gardens
Future organic gardeners of the world, take note! Experts from Wasatch Community Gardens will give a demonstration of the gardening process, great plants, and the tools to get the job done.
Sat, June 8, 1:30pm, Main Library

LEGO® Engineering
Join Play-Well TEKnologies for a workshop using the LEGO® Building System. Explore physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, and architecture while playing with your favorite creations. Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to the program. Register at play-well.org/utah/workshop_signup.shtml. For ages 7-10.
Sat, June 8, 2pm, Sweet Branch
Sat, June 22, 3pm, Chapman Branch
Sat, July 6, 4pm, Day-Riverside Branch
Sat, July 27, 11am, Anderson-Foothill Branch

Mad Science
What’s happening underground? More than you might think! Learn about the earth’s layers, soil-dwelling critters, and natural underground phenomena with Mad Science.
Mon, June 10, 1pm, Day-Riverside Branch
Thu, June 13, 2pm, Sprague Branch
Sat, June 15, 2pm, Main Library
Tue, June 18, 4pm, Chapman Branch
Sat, June 22, 11am, Sweet Branch
Fri, July 19, 4pm, Anderson-Foothill Branch

Dig Into Learning: Rocks and Minerals
Rocks rock! And minerals do, too! Learn how rocks are formed and why they are so important to our everyday lives. Super fun teaching tools supplied by Natural History Museum of Utah.
Tue, June 11, 2pm, Chapman Branch
Tue, July 16, 11am, Sweet Branch

Dig Into Dance with SLC Ballet
Do you dig dancing? Learn about being a dancer with professional and student dancers from SLC Ballet. Kids will enjoy a short dance class and performance. More info at slcballet.com.
Fri, June 14, 2pm,Sprague Branch
Fri, June 28, 2pm, Main Library
Fri, July 12, 2pm,Chapman Branch

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
What adventures could you have in the library at night? Drop off your stuffed animal, doll, or other toy and they can find out for you! Leave them at the library anytime on Friday; come back Saturday morning to pick them up, enjoy a doughnut, and watch a slideshow of their nighttime shenanigans!
Main Library: Drop Off: Fri, June 14; Sat, June 15, 9am, Slideshow and Snacks
Anderson-Foothill Branch: Drop Off: Fri, July 12; Sat, July 13, 10am, Slideshow and Snacks

Family Yoga
Find your inner yogi at family yoga classes this summer. Namaste!
Fri, June 21 & July 19, 11am, Day-Riverside Branch (presented by Greentree Yoga)
Mon, June 24 & July 22, 7pm, Sweet Branch (presented by Avenues Yoga)

Dig Into Learning: Ancient Ecosystems
Even though they are separated by millions of years, today’s ecosystems work the same as those eons ago. Compare specimens from Utah's Cretaceous past to their modern day counterparts in this event from the Natural History Museum of Utah.
Fri, June 21, 2pm, Anderson-Foothill Branch
Sat, July 27, 11am, Day-Riverside Branch

Dig Into Play with Discovery Gateway
Track the outside indoors for (just a little) messy dirt and sand fun with friends from Discovery Gateway.
Sat, June 22 & Thu, July 25, 2pm, Main Library Craft Room

Parade of Raptors with HawkWatch International
Meet feathered ambassadors from HawkWatch International and learn their stories, natural histories, and how you can make a difference for raptors and our shared environment.
Tue, June 25, 2pm, Day-Riverside Branch
Thu, July 11, 2pm, Sprague Branch
Tue, July 30, 11am, Sweet Branch

Magician Cody Landstrom
Cody will WOW you with hilarious magic, astonishing sleight of hand, and masterful juggling. All ages will experience a memorable time filled with laughter, mystery, fun, and audience participation.
Sat, June 29, 11am, Anderson-Foothill Branch
Sat, June 29, 2pm, Main Library, Level 4
Sat, June 29, 4pm, Day-Riverside Branch

Cartooning Workshop with Pat Bagley
Pat Bagley, famous for his editorial cartoons in the Salt Lake Tribune and several books, will share tricks of the trade for up-and-coming artists and satirists. Ages 10 and up.
Sat, June 29, 12:30pm, Main Library Craft Room

Old MacDonald’s Mixed-Up Farm by The Puppet Players
There is a circus in town on Old MacDonald’s birthday. His farmyard friends decide to give him a surprise—what creatures will be in his barn today? Puppeteer Coralie Leue and her friend Marvin the Monster have presented professional shows with The Puppet Players in the Salt Lake area for over twenty years.
Sat, July 6, 2pm, Sweet Branch
Sat, July 20, 2pm, Main Library

The City Library Underground
Explore The City Library’s seldom seen underground tunnels! Beginning promptly at 1pm in the Children’s Library, participants will head down to the Boiler Room through secret passageways, journey under the street to the City and County Building, and even climb the historic clock tower. Bring a flashlight, comfortable walking shoes, and a sense of adventure! Recommended for kids ages 6 to 12; adult supervision is required. Space is limited and registration begins one week ahead of event; register by calling 801-322-8106.
Tue, July 9, 1pm, Main Library

Dig Into Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils
More rockin’ rocks with Rockpick Legend Co.! Enjoy a show-and-tell about favorite rocks, minerals, and fossils.
Wed, July 10, 2pm, Sprague Branch
Thu, July 11, 2pm, Chapman Branch
Thu, Aug 1, 2pm, Main Library

Dig into Art: Make Your Own Paintbrushes from the Garden
Artists throughout time have created their own paintbrushes from things found in their garden. Join the Utah Museum of Fine Arts to make your own brushes out of unusual materials like grass, feathers, or fur, then dip them in paint and put them to work.
Wed, July 17, 4pm, Main Library
Wed, July 31, 4pm, Day-Riverside Branch

Whizgiggle Puppets
1 brave cowboy + 2 treasure hunters + 3 little pigs + 4 silly animals on a bridge = 1 fun time 2 good to pass up! The City Library’s own Whizgiggle Puppets will present shows based on Let’s Sing A Lullaby for the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas and The Three Pigs by David Wiesner, and original stories The Three Puppy Dogs Ruff and The Treasure of Dino Island.
Wed, July 17, 2pm, Discovery Gateway, 444 West 100 South
Tue, July 23, 11am, Day-Riverside Branch
Tue, July 23, 7pm, Sweet Branch
Thu, July 25, 5pm, Chapman Branch
Fri, July 26, 2pm, Anderson-Foothill Branch
Thu, Aug 1, 11am, Sprague Branch
Sat, Aug 3, 3pm, Main Library Auditorium (part of the Dig It Up party)

LEAP into Science: The Force is With You!
Magnets are everywhere: on your fridge, in a can opener, on a purse. The invisible forces that cause magnets to attract or repel may seem like magic, but they are actually fascinating science! Families will have fun exploring the magic of magnetic forces with common household objects, showing how simple and fun science can be!
Thu, July 18, 2pm, Main Library Story Room

Dig it Up: Kids’ Summer Reading Final Party
Celebrate your participation in Summer Reading this year! Enjoy the music of Doc Young, a Whizgiggle Puppets performance, and underground-themed activities, games, and crafts. KUED will host a Dinosaur Dig, and every kid gets a free book to keep!
Sat, Aug 3, 2pm, Main Library, Level 4

Main Library
Book Baby • Wed & Thu, 11am
Preschool Storytime • Tue, 4pm • Wed & Thu, 10am
Wednesday Crafts • Wed, 4pm
Friday Afternoon Movies • Fri, 3pm
Dog Day Afternoons • 1st Sat, 1pm
Second Saturday Crafts • 2nd Sat, 2pm
Weekend Wiggletime • Sun, 3pm

Anderson-Foothill Branch
Book Baby • Tue & Thu, 10:15am • Wed, 4pm
Preschool Storytime • Tue & Thu, 11am
Dog Day Afternoons • 1st Sat, 1pm

Chapman Branch
Book Baby • Mon, 11am
Preschool Storytime • Fri, 11am
Gaming for Kids • Fri, 4pm
Cuentame Cuentos • 1st Sat, 2pm
Cozy Cat Afternoons • 3rd Sat, 1pm

Day-Riverside Branch
Book Baby • Mon, 11am
Preschool Storytime • Tue, 11am
Cuentame Cuentos • Sat, 2pm
Wednesday Crafts • Wed, 4pm

Sprague Branch
Book Baby • Wed, 10am
Preschool Storytime • Wed, 11am
Fourth Friday Family Storytime • 4th Fri, 2pm

Sweet Branch
Book Baby • Wed, 10am
Preschool Storytime • Wed, 11am

The City Library’s Dig Into Reading Kids’ Summer Reading Program is sponsored by Friends of The City Library, Utah State Library Services, Natural History Museum of Utah, and Benihana.