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Summer Blast – Kids

Pre-K (ages 0-5)

Kids (ages 6-11)

Don’t miss our Teen or Adult programs!

Read to win

  • Sign up in Beanstack.
  • Read each day to earn tickets. Keep reading to get more!
  • Attend events for even more tickets!
  • Fill out the reading tracker in Beanstack. Parents can do it from the phone app or online!
  • Grand Prize: Tickets can be entered into 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 Grand Prize drawings.

What can I win?

Read for Prizes

Read every day for 30 minutes (ages 0-5) or 45 minutes (ages 6-11) to get tickets and prizes. Complete more challenges and attend events for more prizes! All tickets count as entries for the Grand Prize.

Grand Prizes

Tickets are entered into your choice of Grand Prize. Read more for more chances to win!

  • Pre-K (ages 0-5) – Camping Basket, Storytime Basket, or Bathtime Basket
  • Kids (ages 6-11) – 3 $25 gift cards from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Target (Redding/Burney) or Walmart (Anderson)

Read Beyond the Beaten Path all summer long!

Preschool & Kid Events

Redding

June

“Tricks of My Trade” Magic Show

Family Event — 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

July

How to use the Cricut Maker

Family Event — 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

Kids Activity Kits

Pick up these kits at all branches, while supplies last.

Morse Code Bracelet Kit

All ages

Learn how to read Morse Code and make a secret message bracelet!

Wed., June 22 – Tues., June 28

Pocket Cow Kit

Pre-K (ages 0-5)

Cows don’t fit in your pocket, but this one can! Create your very own pocket-sized cow with this kit.

Wed., June 29 – Tues., July 5

DIY Fox Tail Kit

Kids (ages 6-11)
Teens (ages 12-17)

Try your hand at cosplay by creating your very own yarn tail! This kit includes supplies to make a fox tail.

Wed., June 29 – Tues., July 5

Marshmallow Shooter Kit

All ages

Want to see marshmallows fly through the air? This kit provides all the materials needed to make a marshmallow launcher.

Wed., July 6 – Tues., July 12

DIY Lightning Bug Kit

Pre-K (ages 0-5)

Lightning bugs make great night lights, but can be hard to catch, so you can make your own!

Wed., July 13 – Tues., July 19

DIY Circuit Bug Kit

Kids (ages 6-11)
Teens (ages 12-17)

Create your own circuit bug with batteries and LED diodes or use your imagination to create something amazing.

Wed., July 13 – Tues., July 19

Exploding Rocket Kit

Pre-K (ages 0-5)
Kids (ages 6-11)

Use science to make a rocket! This kit has all the supplies needed to make an Alka-Seltzer rocket.

Wed., July 20 – Tues., July 26

Anderson

June

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!

Thursday, June 30 @ 1:30pm
Anderson Library

July

Whiskeytown Park Storytime

Pre-K (ages 0-5)
Kids (ages 6-11)
All ages

Special guest, Scott Einberger from Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, will be here to talk about hiking, camping, and all the fun stuff you can do at Whiskeytown. Story and craft to follow. This event is for all ages.

Thursday, July 7 @ 3:30pm
Anderson Library

Coleman Fish Hatchery Storytime

Pre-K (ages 3-5)
Kids (ages 6-11)

Coleman National Fish Hatchery will join us to talk about fish. You bring your creativity and they will bring something awesome for us to paint! All supplies will be provided. Ages 3+

Thursday, July 14 @ 3:30pm
Anderson Library

Shasta Woodworkers Storytime

Pre-K (ages 3-5)
Kids (ages 6-11)

Join us as we welcome special guests, the Shasta Woodworkers Club! Children will be able to make and decorate their very own book ends. Shasta Woodworkers Club will provide all supplies. Ages 3+

Thursday, July 21 @ 3:30pm
Anderson Library

National Drive-Thru Day

Pre-K (ages 0-5)
Kids (ages 6-11)
All ages

Come by for our annual drive-thru event! Children will receive a stuffed animal and book while supplies last. One book per family. All ages welcome!

Saturday, July 23 @ 9am-10:30am
Anderson Library Parking Lot

Pigeon Storytime

Pre-K (ages 0-5)
Kids (ages 6-11)
All ages

This week we welcome back Tortoise Acres to tell us about pigeons. Katie will be our special guest with some of her pigeons, as well as reading some stories about pigeons. This is an all ages storytime.

Thursday, July 28 @ 3:30pm
Anderson Library

Burney

June

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!

Wednesday, June 29 @ 2:30pm
Burney Library

July

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

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 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

Don’t miss our Teen or Adult programs!

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