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SUMMER READING 2024


Welcome to Summer Reading

Celebrate summer reading at the library starting on June 1st!  This year our theme is, “Read, Renew, Repeat.” Here’s hoping your reading is restorative and inspiring.

Keep reading to find out more about our summer reading game and programs.

Need some reading ideas? Here are some librarian picks for summer 2024.


Summer Reading Game – Ages 0-18

How to play:

  • Stop by the library and pick up a summer reading record.
  • Read for at least 20 minutes on 24 separate days. Audiobooks count too!
  • For children who don’t know how to read yet, someone can read or sing with them for at least 10 minutes per day.
  • Mark a square for each day you read.
  • Turn in your completed reading record in August for a free book!

Book Bingo – Adults

  • Stop by the Library and pick up a BINGO card packet.
  • For every book read or listened to, fill out an entry form and get a stamp on your BINGO card.
  • Entry forms qualify you for weekly prize drawings. Weekly drawings begin on June 29 and end on August 31.
  • For every BINGO, you earn an entry into the Grand Prize drawing. The Grand Prize drawing will be on August 31.

Looking for suggestions to fill a certain BINGO square? Check out our Happy Valley Library BINGO Booklists!


Summer Programs

This summer we are hosting programs for all ages. Find detailed listings by selecting a group below.

Kids & Families

Teens

Adults

Concerts in the Park

All Summer Programs

Our 2024 Adult Summer Reading Program couldn’t be as fun or exciting without generous donations from our sponsors. Our lucky winners will receive prizes from these great establishments:

Cup of Tea
Embold Credit Union
Grocery Outlet
Happy Valley Station
Hops n Drops
Mediterranean Grill
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Snap Fitness
Terra Casa


Construction  in Progress

There’s a lot of construction activity going on at the Library, so our summer programs look a little different this year. The City of Happy Valley is constructing a 10,000+ square-foot expansion to the existing Library building. Improvements will enable the City to provide a 300-person community room, kitchen, and quiet study rooms, creating a welcoming place for all to use, gather, and celebrate our unique and shared cultural experiences.

The library will continue to remain open throughout the construction process, though some interruptions and/or temporary closures or reduced hours may be necessary from time to time. Completion of the library expansion project is anticipated in Fall 2024. You can also learn more about the expansion project online at www.happyvalleyor.gov/library-expansion.