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Summer Experience

Summer Reading Experience encourages children and teens to enjoy books, explore science, and discover new adventures all summer long. There is no cost to participate.

Starting June 10th, 2024, children and teens can pick up a gameboard at any library location. Summer Reading Experience ends August 10th.

Click the links below to learn more.

Summer Reading Experience for Kids

Kids doing science experiment at library

Play Expo

Our summer kickoff is back! Explore art, sensory play, science and movement!

Kalispell: June 11, 11am-4pm
Columbia Falls: June 13, 11am-4pm


Library Workshops for Kids

Join us at Kalispell and Columbia Falls locations for fun-filled, STEAM programs all summer long!

 

Dates, times, locations and ages:

Early Learners (3-5 years old)

Kalispell: Monday & Tuesday, 11am

Columbia Falls: Monday & Tuesday, 11am

 

Kids (6-10 years old)

Kalispell: Wednesday, 3pm & Thursday, 11am

Columbia Falls: Wednesday, 11am


Kids Summer Reading Experience Gameboard

View the Kids Summer Experience Gameboard including a list of Kids Summer Programs HERE.

Stop by the library to pick up an official gameboard, including a sticker activity sheet to accompany the gameboard.

Summer Experience For Teens

Teens doing art at library

Teens, get ready for a summer adventure with our Teen Gameboard featuring Cat Villains! Starting June 10th, pick up a gameboard at any library location and take on a series of reading and learning challenges, and stay up-to-date on all the exciting teen summer programming happening at the library.

Complete your gameboard by August 10th to earn an epic reward.


Teen Workshops

Quick Printmaking

Have you heard of the art process of printmaking? In traditional printmaking you create a design on a template and then print it, and reprint it, onto textiles. In this Quick Printmaking workshop we’ll experiment with this process. We’ll provide all the supplies (including baseball caps, tote bags, bandanas and more!) so just bring yourself and your ideas!

Kalispell Teen Zone: Wednesday, July 10 & July 31, 3:30-5pm

Columbia Falls Teen Zone: Friday, June 21, 3:30-5pm

 

Make Your Own Bubble Tea

Bubble tea is a popular Taiwanese drink made with chewy tapioca pearls and milk tea. Experience this treat for yourself by cooking your own boba and mixing up a custom flavor blend!

Kalispell Meeting Room: Wednesday, June 19 & July 17, 3:30-5pm

Columbia Falls Teen Zone: Friday, August 2, 3:30-5pm

 

Wall Scroll Art

Turn blank canvas into personalized wall art! We’ll first sketch the designs onto Optical Drawing Boards, and then finish with alcohol markers from our SCENE kits. Plan on bringing your phone, tablet, or a cool photo to use as reference for your design. After the workshop, drop by our Teen Zones any time to add finishing touches to your masterpiece!

Kalispell Teen Zone: Wednesday, June 26 & July 24, 3:30-5pm

Columbia Falls Teen Zone: Friday, July 19, 3:30-5pm

 

Teen Events

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament

Battle it out to see who’s the ultimate at our Super Smash Bros. Tournament! Enjoy snacks and crafts while cheering on your friends. *Must enroll by 1:15 p.m. day of to participate in the tournament.

FVCC Library: Saturday, June 15, 1pm
Grades 6-12 and FVCC students.

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Download Teen Summer Experience Gameboard

Click Here to Download Teen Gameboard

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