Summer Reading 2023
Summer reading is back at Siuslaw Public Library! This year's theme is "Find Your Voice".
During June and July, we've got lots of fun and activities for all ages. Kids in Siuslaw and Mapleton schools through 12th grade will get your summer reading packet (and a free book!) at school. For everyone else - including adults - stop by the library to get your summer reading materials starting June 1.
Track Your Reading & Win Prizes
Ages 0-4: Complete a special game board and earn a brag tag every week when you visit the library.
Ages 4-12: Track your reading and collect a bead for every day you read at least 20 minutes, and a brag tag for every week you read at least 4 days. Stop by for a daily scratch-off ticket to win an instant prize or enter the grand prize drawing.
Ages 12-18: Stop by the library for a daily scratch-off ticket. You'll either be an instant winner or you can enter the grand prize drawing.
Adults: We've got prizes for adults, too! For every book you read or listen to, movie you watch, etc., you can enter to win a free book in our weekly drawings.
Programs & Activities
All programs are free, open to all ages, and held at the Florence location's Bromley Room unless otherwise specified.
SYNC Audiobooks. April 27-August 2. Teens ages 13+ can download two free audiobooks per week through the Sora reading app. Learn more.
Get Creative Fridays. Fridays, June 2-August 4, 2-3 PM. Come play and create with us. Ages 5-12.
Family Storytime. Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30-11:30 AM. Reading, singing, and activities in the children's room.
Endowment Books Program. Tuesday, June 13, 1-2 PM. Join librarian Kevin Mittge for a tour of the latest books purchased through the library's endowment funds. Recommended for teens and adults.
Family Movie Nights. Wednesday, June 21, Tuesday, June 27, Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26, 5:30 PM. Join us for fun family movies and free popcorn. Check with the library to see what's showing each week!
Reptile Views Program. Thursday, June 22, 1-2 PM. Get up close and personal with a variety of live reptiles at this fun family program.
Free Lunches. Weekdays, June 26-August 25. 1-1:20 PM. (No service July 3 or 4.) Kids ages 0-18 can pick up a free bagged lunch at the Maple Street parking lot in Florence. Lunches will also be available in Mapleton when the library is open.
Jaeger & Reid Concert. Wednesday, June 28, 6-7 PM. The musical duo will present original and collected songs featuring guitar, mandolin, accordion, ukulele and more. Recommended for teens and adults.
Oregon Rocks Program. Thursday, June 29, 10:30-11:30 AM. Join the Museum of Natural and Cultural History for a geology adventure exploring our ever-changing Earth. Dig into rocks, fossils, earthquakes, and volcanoes through hands-on activities and specimens.
Secrets of the Oregon Dunes. Saturday, July 15, 1-2 PM. US Forest Service volunteer interpretive ranger Dina Pavlis will present on the hidden secrets of our fascinating dunes. Recommended for teens and adults.
Mapleton Grand Finale. Wednesday, August 2, 12-2 PM. Join us for a free picnic, books for kids, and the famous water slide in the Mapleton library parking lot.
Florence Grand Finale. Thursday, August 3, 10 AM - 2 PM. Join us for a free picnic, books for kids, and the famous water slide in the Maple Street parking lot.