Summer Programming

A Universe of Stories:
Cole Library Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program:

Keep the whole family reading this summer with Cole Library’s Summer Reading Program.  This year, we have 3 different  programs: Children, Middle School, and High School.

On Tuesday, May 21 from 5-6:30 p.m. we will officially kick off the summer reading program with a party at the Mount Vernon Hills Bank.  The theme this year is A Universe of Stories. That evening we will play games, eat treats and get excited for summer reading.  If you are unable to attend, you can still sign up at the library after May 21.

Summer Activities: 

Monday Morning Movies:
Beginning June 10th, each Monday morning at 10 a.m. Cole Library will host Monday Morning Movies in Room 108. The library will show a feature G or PG rated movie. Mount Vernon Bank and Trust is sponsoring this program. Each person in attendance will get a free popcorn and drink.

Lego Club:
Come build and play at Lego Club! Starting June 11th, Lego Club meets every Tuesday, 10:00-11:00 a.m., on the 2nd floor. No sign up required, just show up to take part.

No Lego Club Tuesday, July 9th due to our Iowa Raptor program.

Wednesday Workshop:
Let your creativity run wild at our weekly STEAM program. Wednesday Workshops are held every Wednesday at 10:00-11:00am and 11:00am-12:00pm.  There are only 2o slots available per session, so please RSVP to 895-4271 to reserve a seat.

• June 12th: Color-Changing Chameleons
• June 19th: NO Wednesday Workshop – Iowa Raptor Center
• June 26th: Galaxy Slime
• July 3rd: Lady Liberty Crowns
• July 10th: Rockets
• July 17th: Bubble Printing + Outside bubbles
• July 24th: Moon Phases Wreaths
• July 31st: Kaleidoscopes

Iowa Raptor Project:
Wednesday, June 19 at 10:00am

Iowa Animals with Indian Creek Nature Center:
Tuesday, July 9 at 10:00am

Blank Park Zoo
The Blank Park Zoo will bring some awesome animals to the library on Thursday, July 25th at 1:00 p.m. on the library’s second floor. Come and meet these animal friends!

Summer Board Game Camp:
Bring a fun idea to life with the Summer Board Game Camp! Try different board games to learn about the different ways to play. Create your own game by drawing, cutting, coloring, and measuring your own pieces. Test your game with other campers. Learn how to make your game better by listening to others and challenging yourself.  For kids ages 10-15. 

Board Game Camp is a two week program meeting:
Monday, July 15 – Wednesday, July 17
& Monday, July 22 – Wednesday, July 24

Only 12 spots available. RSVP to 895-4271 reserve your spot.




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