A Universe of Stories - Summer Reading 2019

Posted by Vernonia Library on Jun 10, 2019

Join Vernonia Library for our Summer Reading Program.

For all children through age 14. A reading incentive program. Promotes early literacy for young children and encourages independent readers to read for fun and maintain or improve reading skills for the school year.

Sign-up at the Vernonia Public Library anytime between June 17 and July 20. Receive a free book, book bag (1 per family), Oregon State Fair Tickets, and a free cookie coupon for Jack’s Hobo Bakery. Return your time log between July 29 and August 17 to enter prize drawings, earn a free Oregon Zoo ticket (first 50 children), and a free ice cream coupon for Mariolino’s. Also, see our full Summer Event schedule for children’s performers and activities.

All Summer

Summer Family Storytimes: Every Wednesday, 10:30 – 11:30 am, June 19 – August 28. Snack provided by the Summer Meals program followed by stories and a craft.

Kids Book Discussions: Tuesdays, July 2, July 16, August 13, 3:00 – 4:00 pm. For kids entering grades 4-6, must sign up ahead of time at the Library. Each family gets a free copy of the discussion book.

July 2: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

July 16: Inside Out and Back Again

August 13: The Wizards of Once

Summer Chess Club: Every Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:30 pm. All ages and skill levels welcome.


Sticker Mosaic Art: Tuesday, June 18, 3 – 4:00 pm For Elementary Age children.

Jugglemania! with Rhys Thomas: Friday, June 21, 6:30 – 7:30 pm Professional juggler!

Summer Meals Free Book: Thursday, June 27, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Summer Meals Site)


Make Lava Slime!: Tuesday, July 9, 3 – 4:00 pm. For Elementary Age Children.

Our Place in Space: Thursday, July 11, 6:30 pm. Presented by the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, science experiments and activity stations.

Emperor’s New Clothes Performance: Wednesday, July 17, 11:00 am. Presented by Stages Youth Academy, a musical for all ages.

Mad Science: Fire and Ice!: Tuesday, July 23, 11:00 am. Interactive, fun, educational shows presented by a mad scientist!


Lego Building Challenge: Tuesday, August 6, 3:00 – 4:00 pm. For Elementary Age Children.

Summer Reading Party: Saturday, August 17, 2:00 - 3:00 pm. Snacks, crafts, games, and door prizes. Thanks for participating in the Summer Reading program. Last day to turn in reading records.

Find all events on the Vernonia City Calendar.

Thank you to our Volunteers and Sponsors!

  • Oregon Zoo
  • R&S Market
  • Oregon State Fair
  • Vernonia’s Voice
  • Jack’s Hobo Bakery
  • Ready to Read Grant
  • Friends of Vernonia Library
  • All Together Now
  • Black Iron Grill
  • Summer Meals Program
  • Lions Club of Vernonia
  • Mariolino’s