Kids’ Place Activities
The Great Falls Public Library’s Summer Reading Program will continue until the closing picnic in the Library Park on Saturday, August 12. Our Summer Reading theme is Build a Better World. Enjoy exciting free events for kids and teens from birth to 18 years and their families all summer long! Please see your library staff for all the details.
The Great Falls Public Library Youth Services Department and local artist Alma Winberry invite kids age 5 to 18 to participate in the Crystal Castle Treasure Hunt. This fantasy- and geology-themed event will send young people on a new quest for information in the library and online each week and reward them for successful searches with unique and precious prizes. The Crystal Castle Treasure Hunt will conclude with an exclusive hunt for real treasures for those who have completed the weekly challenges on Friday, August 18, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.
The Great Falls Public Library invites you to check out our One Book, One Community read, The Crossover by Kwame Alexander. Told from the perspective of 12-year-old basketball player Josh, this novel in poems won the Newbery Award in 2015. It is recommended for readers age 8 and up. The Kids’ Place will give away a limited number of copies of this book starting in mid-June (one per family, please). We will meet to discuss and to perform our favorite poems from this exceptional book on Saturday, August 5, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
The Great Falls Public Library Youth Services Department is excited to announce two Junior Book Tasting programs for kids ages 4 to 9 and their families, one on Saturday, July 8 and the other on Saturday, July 29, both from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Before the program, kids are invited to checkout a surprise award-winning picture book wrapped in craft paper from Kids’ Place, read it, and then share their opinions with their peers at these unique book club programs.