Summer reading fun

Levi LaBeau gives the hula hoop a try during the end of the season party at Boyd Skinner Park, where medals were given to 22 students who will enter kindergarten next year.

The end of one reading program signals the beginning of summer library programs

The 2019 Summer Reading

Program offered by the Pinedale Public Library

is just around the corner. Summer Reading

begins June 6 for anyone from infants to

children entering fifth grade. From June 6 to

July 16, young readers can expect fun music,

science and learning activities and events.

Children can register on the library’s website

or in person at the library anytime from

now until July 16. By registering, young readers

can keep track of the minutes read to win

prizes. Registration is not needed to attend


Registered kids are welcome to pick up

welcome bags with goodies June 6 through

June 14. There is a limited amount of goodies

for those who register first. The bags will include

reading logs and stickers, galaxy slime

balls, space temporary tattoos, NASA stickers

and bookmarks.

This summer the goal is to read for 500

minutes. After readers reach 100 minutes,

the library will display your photo on our 100

Minute Astronauts Board and take home a

galaxy high bounce ball.

Readers who reach 500 minutes will earn

a Ticket to the Stars. Readers can turn in logs

with your first and last name and enter to win

our preferred prize and book combination.

Readers will be able to choose a book to take

home. There is no limit on earning additional

Tickets to the Stars but it is only one book per

child. A drawing for prizes will be completed

at the July 16 magic show.


The library has a number of special events

for children going on each week. The big Kick

Off will be on Thursday, June 13, at 5 p.m. in

the American Legion Park with The Popups,

a Grammy-nominated kids’ band based out of

Brooklyn. Kick Off with The Pop Ups moves

to the Pinedale Auditorium, 147 E. Hennick

St., in the event of inclement weather. There

are two random drawings for galaxy slime at

each major event. Feel free to bring folding

chairs or blankets to our American Legion

Park events, but please do not bring dogs.

The library will also host Storytime in the

Park at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Park

on Wednesdays and Summer MakerSpace on

Thursdays for kids entering first through fifth

grades from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the library’s

Lovatt Room. Storytime in the Park moves to

Holly Dabb photos

the library’s Lovatt Room in the event of inclement


Other events:

• Tuesday, June 18, at 3 p.m. Cool Science

in the Lovatt Room including rocket science

with Alka Seltzer. This is a complete hands-on


• Tuesday, June 25, at 3 p.m., Scales and

Tails in the Lovatt Room. Explore the creepy,

crawly and slithery creatures with Scales and

Tales Utah’s live show. This is a hands-on, all

ages event.

• Tuesday, July 2, at 3 p.m., Wyoming Stargazer

in the Lovatt Room. Explore the solar

system, constellations and the wonders of the

night sky during this indoor inflatable planetarium


• Tuesday, July 9, at 11 a.m., Sandy Beach

Picnic at Fremont Lake’s Sandy Beach. Enjoy

making moon pies in the sand and moon rocks

for your mouth. Children must be accompanied

by a caregiver.

• Tuesday, July 16, at 3 p.m., at the Lovatt

Room Magician Ann Lincoln. See old-fashioned

comedy, juggling and circus skills along

with a magic show involving birds, bunnies

and audience members. Summer reading

prizes will be awarded.


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