Summer Blast – Adults

Adults (ages 18 and older)

Don’t miss our Preschool & Kid or Teen programs!

Read to win

  • Sign up in Beanstack.
  • Read books to earn tickets. Keep reading to get more!
  • Attend events for even more tickets!
  • Fill out the reading tracker in Beanstack, in the app on your phone or online in your browser.
  • Grand Prize: All tickets count as entries toward your choice of Grand Prize! Complete challenges and read more for more chances to win! Make sure to log your challenges by July 31 and enter your tickets into the drawings.

What can I win?

Prize Drawings

Over 100 $20 Amazon gift cards to be given away at 3 branches with 3 drawings each.

Grand Prizes

6 $100 Amazon gift cards (2 for each branch)

Read Beyond the Beaten Path all summer long!

Adult & Family Events


“Tricks of My Trade” Magic Show

All ages

Magician Ron Giesecke returns for an evening of magic, sleight of hand, and secrets revealed.

Monday, June 27 @ 6pm-7:30pm
Redding Library Community Room

Peanut’s Playhouse Puppet Show

Family Event — all ages

This week we welcome a very special guest, Kasandra from Peanut’s Playhouse! Join us for a live puppet show with a song and a workshop on how to create your own superhero!

Tuesday, June 28 @ 1:30pm
Redding Library Community Room

Wednesday, June 29 @ 2:30pm
Burney Library

Thursday, June 30 @ 1:30pm
Anderson Library


Burney Basin Days

Family Event — all ages

Join us as we celebrate Burney Basin Days with a fun activity kit for children of all ages! Stop by the Library during the festivities to pick up a book bag of goodies donated by FOIL. While supplies last.

Saturday, July 2 @ 9am-1pm
Burney Library

Yarns @ the Burney Library

Teens (ages 12-17)
Adults (ages 18+)

Come enjoy a free beginning knitting class at the Burney Library! This class is for teens and adults who want to learn the basics of how to knit. Materials provided by the Library.

Friday, July 8 @ 2pm-3pm
Burney Library Community Room

How to use the Cricut Maker

All ages

Learn how to use the Cricut Maker in our Create It! Space, and make your own bookmarks!

Attend this workshop to learn about the free Cricut Maker available in our Create It! Space. You’ll learn how to use the Cricut, what kinds of projects you can use it for, and what the Cricut can do.

Saturday, July 9 @ 2pm-4pm
Redding Library Community Room

Lake Shasta Caverns Tour

Family Event — all ages

Explore Lake Shasta Caverns for FREE! Join our group tour chaperoned by the library and experience the natural beauty of this national landmark.

Registration is required as space is limited. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Meets at Lake Shasta Caverns in Lakehead.

Tuesday, July 12 @ 3pm-6pm
Lake Shasta Caverns
Register online here
or call (530) 245-7252

Art of the Lean $100 Start-Up

Join us for a fun, informative workshop and learn key lessons about how to start and run a business on a limited budget. Brought to you by the Small Business Development Center.

Tuesday, July 12 @ 5:30-7pm
Redding Library Computer Center
Register online here
or call (530) 245-7252

The Library Book Group

In-Person or Online

Join us as we share our impressions of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. The online group is through Zoom. For more information and to receive the Zoom link, please contact Linda Smith at pigface189@yahoo.com. Hosted by Friends of the Shasta County Libraries.

Wednesday, July 13 @ 11am-12pm
Redding Library Foundation Room or Online

Gentle Yoga

This is a gentle yoga class using both the yoga mat and a chair designed to accommodate all students in a safe comfortable environment. We will start with mindful breathing to reduce tension in body and move into seated stretches to increase flexibility and range of motion. We will also incorporate standing poses to cultivate strength and balance. Come join us to experience the health benefits of yoga. Presented by Jana Parker of Balance Yoga Center.

Saturday, July 16 @ 11am-12pm
Redding Library Community Room

Family Game Afternoon

Family Event — all ages

Drop by the Burney Library to play all types of games in our community room. Enjoy books, games, toys, and explore what your library has to offer while you take a break from the heat. Families of all ages are welcome.

Saturday, July 16 @ 3pm-5pm
Burney Library Community Room

Burney Library Book Club

Burney Book Club is for adults to come together, read, and discuss books! Each month the Burney Book Club will select a different book to read.

Friday, July 22 @ 11am-12pm
Burney Library

Burney Library Summer Reading Wrap-up Party

Family Event — all ages

Come to the Burney Library and join us in celebrating the end of summer! Bubbles and fun for the whole family. All ages are encouraged to participate in a library scavenger hunt for prizes and children will receive an activity bag while supplies last.

Saturday, July 30 @ 3pm-5pm
Burney Library

Adult reading logs are due for the…

1st Drawing
2nd Drawing
3rd/Grand Drawing
Sunday, June 19
@ 11:59pm
Sunday, July 10
@ 11:59pm
Sunday, July 31
@ 11:59pm
You do not need to be present to win.

Don’t miss our Preschool & Kid or Teen programs!

Select a Language