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Summer Reading 2015!


Every Hero Has a Story!

Summer Reading 2015

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Reading Powers: Activate! Revel in all things super and heroic by joining the Puyallup Public Library's summer reading program!  Sign-up online or in the library to receive fun prizes!

Get a head start on the summer excitement when registration starts on Monday, June 1st! Then beginning June 15th, for every hour you read or program you attend, you can enterSR 2015 6 for a chance to win cool prizes!  Read 15 hours by the end of the summer and you'll get a FREE book courtesy of the Friends of the Puyallup Public Library, a book bag courtesy of the Korum Automotive Group, a ticket to Northwest Trek or Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, and other super prizes! 

Click here to get registered and log in to your Summer Reader account


Finish your 15 hours by Friday, August 14th and receive a FREE ticket to the Tacoma Rainiers game at Puyallup Public Library Night at Cheney Stadium on Wednesday, August 26th. 

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The summer reading program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Puyallup Public Library and these local businesses: The Korum Automotive Group, Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Northwest Trek, The Tacoma Rainiers, The Western Washington State Fair, Bob's BurgersElements Frozen Yogurt, Jersey Mike's SubsMcDonalds, Applebee's, Round Table Pizza and Auntie Anne's Pretzels

Still want a paper log to record your reading time? Use this super-handy reading tracker to keep up with your reading.


Summer Reading Activities and Programs

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Play Minecraft
Thursday, July 2nd
10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Play the popular computer game with friends and meet other fanatics!  You can play for fun or compete in our build competition.  Library computers are small in number, so bring your own laptop or tablet to play on. 

Space is limited and registration is required.  Please sign up in advance beginning Monday, June 1st.  You can sign up at the Children's Desk or by calling the library at 253.841.5454. For children ages 7 to 12 years old.  THIS PROGRAM IS FULL.


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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Friday, July 3rd
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Watch the Weston Woods film The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, based on the famous picture book by Mordecai Gerstein, then create your own edible architecture: a tower built with marshmallows and toothpicks.

No registration is required.  For children ages 4 years old and up. 


Kids Car Rally

Kids Car Rally
Friday, July 10th
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Bring your own toy cars (Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Tonka - any kind will do) to drive or race in a great big space.  Show us what your car can do!  Car wash provided.

No registration required. All ages fun for the whole family. 


Geeky Star Wars Storytime


Little Engineers: Geeky Star Wars Storytime
Wednesday, July 15th
10:30 am to11:30 am

Young Padawans can learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)concepts with robotics and manipulative technologies as we build simple droids and other engineering activities all themed around the Star Wars universe.

Space is limited, please sign up in advance at the Children's Desk or by calling the Library at 253.841.5454 beginning Monday, June 1st.

 For children ages 3 to 6 years old.



Super Heroes at Storytime
Superheroes at Storytime
Friday, July 17th
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Meet a local hero!  During Preschool Storytime come visit with an officer from the Puyallup Police Department. 

No registration is required.  For children ages 3 to 5 years old.



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Super Magic Show
Friday, July 17th
3:00 pm to 4:00pm

This fantastic magic show will have you gasping in awe and laughing hysterically as magician Louie Foxx demonstrates "super powers" inspired by characters in his favorite books! 

No registration is required.  All ages fun for the whole family. 







Chris Fascione
Juggling Funny Stories
Friday, July 24th
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Laugh out loud as nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children's stories to life with his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy and juggling. Chris brings out the kid in everyone, as adults and children alike have fun participating in the show.

No registration is required.  All ages fun for the whole family. 



Baby Brain builders
Baby Brain Builders Storytime
Wednesday, July 29th
10:30 am to 11:30 am

A storytime just for babies!  Come for some stories, songs and rhymes put together for the wee ones in your life.  Then stick around to create with building blocks, shape sorters, Duplos and more. 

No registration is required.  For children ages 6 to 18 months old.



Recycling Heroes
Recycling Heroes Wanted!
Friday, July 31st
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

You don't need a cape to save the world from garbage grouches.  Learn simple steps and sorting skills to become a recycling hero! 
Presented by Pierce County Environmental Educators.  No registration is required.  For children ages 5 to 10 years old. 


Super Maker Saturday
SuperMaker Saturday
Saturday, August 1st
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Learn simple sewing techniques (or show off your skills!) to create your own superhero cape or mask. 

Space is limited, please sign up in advance beginning Monday, June 1st at the Children's Desk or by calling the Library at 253.841.5454. 
For children in grades 2nd through 8th.


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Super Sculpture
Friday, August 7th
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Create artistic sculptures with local art teacher, Kim Zeiger.  Sculpt wire and foil figurines together to produce creations similar to the great works by the famous sculptor Giacometti

No registration is required.  For children in grades 2nd through 8th.   





Pacific Science Center Mathfinders
Pacific Science Center: Mathfinder Science Show!
Friday, August 14th
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Let your imagination soar when the Pacific Science Center visits your favorite library!  Help their aspiring game show host and a caped sidekick "Find the Math" as they explain permutations by looking in a clothes closet, study scale and spatial reasoning by packing a lunch box, and predict the probability of a rubber chicken dancing by itself.
 
No registration is required.  For children ages 5 years old and up.



Library Night at Cheney Stadium
Puyallup Public Library Night at Cheney Stadium
Wednesday, August 26th
6:00 pm

Read you way to the ballpark! Read 15 hours before Friday, August 14th for a free ticket to the Tacoma Rainiers game on Wednesday, August 26th. The gates open at 6:00 pm, then join the Puyallup Public Library Festivities with a parade on the field!  The game starts at 7:00 pm. Go Rainiers

All ticket orders must be received by the Tacoma Rainiers office no later than Friday, August 14th.  





Storytimes

Summer Storytimes begin Friday, June 19th!  For more information about storytimes click here

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  • Reading with a Doggie Friend

     
    Clover the Dalmatian loves to listen to a good book!  This trained therapy dog visits the Library on a regular basis and provides kids with a no-pressure situation to practice their reading skills.  Plus, who doesn't love curling up with a good book and a sweet dog who loves to listen?  And don't worry if you make a mistake or say a word wrong, Clover is just happy to see you.
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    READ WITH A DOGGIE FRIEND
    THIS WINTER AND SPRING!
    Clover -
    Saturdays,
     3:00 PM to 4:00 PM


    July 11th
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  • Play to Learn in the Community

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    Play to Learn is a FREE collaborative program for children ages six and under and the adults who care for them.  Thematic curriculum invites individual play, engaging activities, songs and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together!  Play to Learn is a FREE drop-in program facilitated by the Children's Museum of Tacoma.

    Play To Learn in the Community will return in the Fall.  Please check back for future dates and times. 

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