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2019 Summer Reading Program

If you register online, don't forget to stop by the library to pick up a Library Adventure Card to enter to
win a Kindle Fire, and to get reading logs to be eligible for  prizes at the celebration on July 24th!


We'll kick-off our Summer Reading Program for 2019 in the Community Events Center (Palmer Creek Lodge) at 606 4th Street. Join us at 9:45 (UPSTAIRS) to color suncatchers before the show!
Mr. Fantastic

Join us on June 19th at 10:30 a.m. (DOWNSTAIRS) for the first performance of the Summer 2019 Reading Program! 

Michael Douglas, also known as Mr. Fantastic, will be presenting a hilarious magic act.


For more information about this performer, please visit his website : Comedy Kids Magic.


This special show needs to be away from elements like wind and rain that we might see in the park, so it will be held in the Community Events Center, 606 4th Street


Our second Summer Reading Program week will kick off in Courthouse Square Park **NEW LOCATION - PALMER CREEK LODGE COMMUNITY EVENTS CENTER** at 9:45 a.m. We'll do a space-themed craft and then get to watch a show that blends magic and ventriloquism! Please arrive by 10:30 a.m. for the performance.

Vicki Gasko Green is an entertainer based out of Washington and the Portland, OR area. She's been entertaining live audiences with singing, dancing, and acting since the age of five!

An award-winning Magical Ventriloquist, Vicki delights audiences nation-wide and internationally with her unique blend of drama, magic, education, and audience participation. 

Please visit Vicki's website for more information.
Vicki Gasko Green

Join us at 9:45 a.m. to create a craft of your choice in Courthouse Square Park the Community Events Center (Palmer Creek Lodge)! 

Then, at 10:30 a.m., please join us to see Red Yarn.
Red Yarn

Don't go away for the 4th just won't want to miss the music and fun that Red Yarn will bring to Dayton! They've created a whole new show for this summer, all about the Universe of Stories! 

This performance will be in the Community Events Center. Check our News page for updates. 


Join us at 9:45 in Courthouse Square Park for a morning of outdoor fun. We'll be making tie-dye shirts, working on a craft project, face painting, and painting pictures of ourselves. Dress to get messy!

There will be no performance on July 10th. 

Reptile Man!

This week's performer needs no introduction - our beloved Reptile Man is back!

The snakes and lizards like to be inside to meet everyone up close and personal, so this performance will be held downstairs in the Community Events Center. 

Join us upstairs at 9:45 am to decorate a bank that you can take home. 

For more information about the Reptile Man, please click here

Wear your tie-dye Tshirt to see the Reptile Man if you made one!

Our Place in Space

Join us in the Community Events Center at 10:30 a.m. to learn about where we are in space and why we need to be good stewards of our planet. This show will feature a 15-20 minute presentation followed by time to explore tables that will be filled with hands-on activities! 

There will be no event prior to the performance. 


Immediately following this final performance will be our end of program awards party for registered participants