Online Summer Reading

The Great Falls Public Library Youth Services Department will begin its annual Summer Reading Program for babies, children, and teens on Friday, June 5th.  This year’s theme is Imagine Your Story. This year, we are taking Summer Reading online to better adapt to the changing COVID-19 situation.

We will still reward kids and teens with great prizes for reading this summer. Keep track of reading using a Paper Log or our new READsquared app! (Click HERE for more information about READsquared.) Prizes available include access to video games, Dairy Queen and Hardee’s gift cards, galaxy slime, and water bottle stickers.

We will be hosting all of our events this June using Zoom, a free online meeting platform. Craft supplies will be available for pickup on Saturday afternoons from 1-6 pm. See our calendar to learn more about our great events, including Fantasy-themed crafts like Pokémon and unicorns, Zine-making in Word Warriors Writing Workshop, building with new friends in LEGO Club, and making music in Music4Kids by Bass Clef School of Music.

Finally, preteens, teens, and the young at heart are invited to use Vidcode to create awesome, shareable videos and memes while learning to code in Javascript.

Please reach out to Youth Services staff with your questions: or (406) 453-0349 ext. 215. We wish you a wonderful and healthy summer!

All Youth Services programs are free and open to the public.

Summer Reading Sponsored by:







Saturday, June 6, 13, 20, and 27—1:00 to 6:00 in Kids’ Place

Craft Kit Pick-up for the following programs that will meet on Zoom next week: Music4Kids by Bass Clef School of Music, Word Warriors Writing Workshop, and Fantasy Craft.


Wednesday, June 10, 17, and 24—10:30 to 11:30 on Zoom

Music4Kids, a hands-on music program for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers birth to 4 years, will meet on online using Zoom. Be sure to pick up your craft kit the Saturday before from 1-6 pm to make a shaker to using during the program. Zoom login information is included in the kit.


Wednesday, June 10, 17, and 24—2:00 to 3:15 on Zoom

Word Warriors Writing Workshop is a writing club for preteens and teens 10 to 14 years. This June, participants will create their own Zines, homemade magazines, on a topic of their choice. Pick up your craft kit on Saturday, June 6th. There is only one craft kit for all 3 events, and the Zoom login information is included in the kit.


Thursday, June 11, 18, and 25—1:00 to 2:00 on Zoom

Fantasy Craft is a weekly craft program for kids and teens 3 to 14. Each week, we will create projects inspired by a different fantasy creature. One project will typically be designed for ages 3 and up, and the other will be harder to challenge crafters over 8. Pick up your craft kit each Saturday from 1-6 pm, then join us on Zoom to build your project and share a story with friends. Zoom login information is included in each kit.

June 11-Pokémon

Pikachu felt masks and Pokémon Flextangles

June 18-Unicorns

Unicorn horns and flying unicorns

June 25-Dragons

Fire-breathing dragons and origami dragon bookmarks


Thursday, June 11, 18, and 25—4:00-5:00

LEGO Club is a building and social club for kids 5 to 14. Build at home with your own LEGOs and make new friends on Zoom. See Kids’ Place staff to sign up.


Friday, June 12—11:00 to 12:00

Babies, toddlers and kids birth to 8 years are invited to attend our online Imagining Dragons Virtual Puppet Show by Puppeteer Markie Scholz! Please see Kids’ Place staff for information on how to attend this annual favorite event.