Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading 2020


Yay, we made it through the re-imagined Summer Reading Program. We missed seeing all of you each week! Thanks to all who still participated in any way.

We are outside the Library on the patio and will be receiving logs through Friday. Children will receive one BLUE ticket for each reading log they turn in, which can be entered in the drawing for 7 Book/Prize packages. If they turn in all 7 reading logs, they will receive one RED ticket to enter the drawing a Fire 7 tablet or a bike. The raffle drawing will be held privately at the Library on August 4th, and winners will be notified.

Week #1 June 12-18 Click HERE to to watch Miss Debbie read “Jack Breaks the Beanstalk” and demonstrate the “Grow Your Own Beanstalk” craft.

Week #2 June 19-25 Click HERE to to watch Miss Deena read “The Princess and the Pea” and demonstrate the “Prince/Princess” papercraft.

Week #3 June 26-July 2 Click HERE to to watch Miss Deena read “The Three Little Pigs” and demonstrate the finger puppet craft.

Week #4 July 3-July 9 Click HERE to to watch Miss Deena read “The Three Bears” and demonstrate the craft (this is the week #4 story even though on the video Miss Deena said it was week 3, oops).

Week #5 July 10–July 16 Click HERE to to watch Miss Deena read “The Little Red Hen” and demonstrate the craft.

Week #6 July 17-July 24 Click HERE to to watch Miss Deena read “ How I Became A Pirate ” and demonstrate the pirate hat craft.

StoryWalk® is located in the AF City Park, starting directly across from the Library.  You are invited to participate at your leisure.  This weeks story is “1001 Pirate Things to Spot”. A new story will be place each Friday during the 6-week program (StoryWalk® will not be available on Thursdays to allow for mowing at the park).  Please be sure to observe social distancing guidelines.

Summer Reading 2019

The final 2019 AF Library Summer Reading Program, “A Universe of Stories”, took place Friday, July 19, with a “SPLASH DOWN” water party, featuring an inflatable water slide, water games and a toddler splash pool. 

A raffle drawing was also held for children who earned raffle tickets throughout the program by meeting reading goals and attending Summer Reading Programs at the Library. 

Congratulations to the following prize winners:

Christian Roy-Fire 7 Tablet

Ivan Palacios-Fire 7 Tablet

Michael Gallegos-Fire 7 Tablet

Jailynn Sarbaum-Art Kit

Kellen McHargue-Bedtime Collection

Brody Jones-Bug Kit

Sadie Pierce-Princess Collection

Carolina Altamirano-Baking Set

Mataya Montgomery-Swim Package

Ryan Crump-Science Kit

Each participant who met weekly reading goals received a certificate and every child who attended the final program received a free book provided through a program from The Idaho Commission for Libraries.

 The Library Staff would like to thank all who participated in any way, and give a special “Thankyou” to The Friends of the Library for all of their help and financial support. 


Children’s Summer Reading 2019

For information on Teen Summer Reading, click HERE

Registration begins May 30th and runs through June 21.

Reading begins on June 8th and week one reading logs will be due at the first program, Friday, June 14th.  

Attend Weekly programs to enjoy stories, crafts, activities and more!

TIME:     Fridays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
DATES:  June 14, 21, 28 and July 12, 19.

There will not be a program on July 5th due to the 4th of July Holiday.  You can turn that week’s reading log in at the front desk when completed, or at the next week’s program.  Either way, you will still receive a prize.

How the Program Works:

  1. Children ages 2 to 12 can register at the library between May 30 and June 21.

  2. You will receive a reading log to record the minutes you read during the program.

  3. Bring your completed reading log to the library each week and receive a prize. You will also receive a raffle ticket to enter a drawing for a variety of great prizes, which will be given out at the last program* (you do not need to be present to win).

  4. We will also give away three Kindles as our top prizes. You must meet your reading goal, attend at least one weekly program, and be present at the final program on July 21 to be eligible for the Kindles*.

  5. The library welcomes children of all abilities.

  6. Children 8 and under must attend with an adult.

*Prize drawings will be held at the final program on July 19.

Each Child who registers for Summer Reading will receive a  Youth Explorer Pass.  This pass waives the vehicle entry fee for one vehicle/one day at any Idaho State Park.  Click HERE for more information and a list of Idaho State Parks.

Come join the fun, we think you will have a BLAST!