Summer Reading! (Elementary)

***Parents please note for the safety of your children and our staff, all children must be accompanied by an adult parent/caregiver at all events unless otherwise noted.***

We are excited to offer a variety of programming this year for our Summer Reading Program! These programs are for children who have completed begindergarten/kindergarten through 5th grade. Even though 5th graders will be entering middle school in the Fall 2022 they will need to wait until next summer to participate in our Tween & Teen programs. Registration is not required for our events or for the reading challenge. Please contact the library if you have any questions, 269-649-1648.



Stop by the library on Saturday, June 18, 2-4 pm or June 20, 6-7:30 pm to pick up a reading challenge and a brand new book to keep! Bags will be available while supplies last to pick up at the library beginning June 21 (free book pick up will only be available on June 18 and 20). Participants are not required to attend the events on June 18 or June 20 in order to participate in the Reading Challenge. You can download the reading challenge form and raffle tickets to fill out here at our website or pick them up at the library.

There are a variety of reading challenges to complete plus attending a programs at the library to earn entries in to our raffle drawing. Do as many as you like! All raffle tickets must be turned in by July 30, 2022 in order to be considered for the drawing. A special summer reading prize basket will be awarded!


Book Club is for students who have complete 3rd-5th grade. Adult parent/caregiver do not attend our book clubs. Bring your lunch and a book to the library! Each week we will have a different theme to encourage you to read a variety of books. Don’t worry if you haven’t finished your book! A treat will be provided too. Mrs. W will have displays at the library for suggested reads as well as have book available for check out at each book club.
June 21 … Bring a favorite book you are reading now or just finished.
June 28 … Our summer reading theme is “Oceans of Possibilities.” Read a book set on the ocean, by the ocean, etc.
July 5 … Graphic Novels … choose a graphic novel to read; any theme will do!
July 12 … Read a book that has been turned in to a movie. We will discuss which was better and why.
July 19 … We will be reading this year’s Newberry Medal winner, “The Last Cuentista” by Donna Barba Higuera
July 26 … Pick a book from the Percy Jackson series or one from Rick Riordan Presents.


Bring your own drinks, blankets and pillows. We will supply the movie and popcorn!
June 23 at 2:00 pm … ENCANTO … A Columbian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member in her family without magical powers. Rated PG.
June 30 at 2:00 pm … LUCA … On the Italian Rivera, an unlikely but strong friendship grows between a human being and a sea monster disguised as a human. Rated PG.
July 7 at 2:00 pm … SING 2 … Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show. Rated PG.
July 14 at 2:00 pm … FINDING NEMO … After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets on a journey to bring him home. Rated G.
July 21 at 2:00 pm … RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON … In a realm known as Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon. Rated PG.
July 28 at 2:00 pm … MOANA … In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod and set things right. Rated PG.


Come in comfortable clothes or pajamas. Bring a towel or a yoga mat. We will have stories and do yoga to help get us ready for bed.


Join us at the Centennial Clubhouse (1530 Harper Grove, Vicksburg) for a Color Run!  Wear a white shirt and be prepared to get messy. Kids can walk, skip or run while brightly colored powder is tossed on them. Adult caregivers are welcome to run too! (Rain date July 29, 11:30 am)