Summer Reading Program

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Build a Better World

For children ages birth to 6th grade


For summer reading programs for older ages, see the Teen Summer Reading Program and the Adult Summer Reading Program.

READ! Read for at least 20 minutes a day for at least 20 days and receive a free book and other prizes. All readers qualify for a chance to win an annual pass to the Oregon Zoo.

SCIENCE! Complete 10 science explorations and receive a science prize. All Science finishers qualify for a chance to win an annual family pass to OMSI.

Children ages birth to sixth grade can sign up between Monday, June 12, and Friday, August 11, at the library. Parents are welcome to read to their pre-reading child and complete the goal by Thursday, August 31.

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Wilsonville Friends of the Library and the Wilsonville Public Library Foundation.

For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at 503-570-1592 or

Youth Programs at the Library

Family Stories & Science

For ages 3 and up
A story and a science demonstration, then follow-up activities.

June 20 through July 26
Tuesday evenings, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 
Wednesday mornings, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Wednesday afternoons, 1:00 PM  - 1:45 PM 
Oak Room


Baby Time

For ages 0-12 months
Rhymes, songs, and special bonding time with your baby.

June 20 through July 25
Tuesday mornings, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (incl. playtime)
Oak Room


Toddler Time

For ages 1 & 2
Stories, songs, and puppets with your toddler.

June 20 through July 25
Tuesday mornings, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Oak Room


Summer Fun Shows

These FREE performances are geared for school-age children. 
Seating is limited, so come early to get your seat!

Thursday, June 22: The Zaniac Comedy Show
Juggler and 2-time Guinness World Record holder, Alex Zerbe dances, jokes, and juggles while sharing his mastery of physical comedy.
11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM

Thursday, June 29: Jeff Evans, Magician
Seattle's Funniest Magician will amaze and delight you with his awesome magic.
11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM

Thursday, July 6: W.E. C.A.R.E. Sports
Celebrate the diversity of humankind through hands-on multicultural games and activities. The most fun wins!
11:00 AM and 12:30 PM

Thursday, July 13: Medieval Swordfighting with the Knights of Veritas
at Grove Shelter at Murase Plaza
Experience medieval martial arts, try on a helmet, get up close with armor and swords.
11:00 AM

Thursday, July 20: Stories & Songs with Brad Clark
Music, comedy, and stories by our very own Youth Librarian Brad Clark.
11:00 AM and 12:30 PM

Thursday, July 27: The Reptile Man
at Grove Shelter at Murase Plaza
Bring your friends and join us for summer reptile fun in the park.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Murase Plaza


Friday Family Films

For all ages
Family films in English and Spanish on Fridays.

June 23 through July 21
English: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Spanish: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 
Oak Room

Películas en español para la familia

Disfrutan unas películas para familias todos los viernes en el salón Oak. Las películas en español empiezan a las 12:00. Siéntense en la libertad de traer unas meriendas.

23 junio hasta el 21 julio
los viernes, 12:00 - 1:30 PM 
En el salón Oak


Drop-In Science Activities

For ages 3 and up
Drop in and enjoy hands-on science activities.

Tuesday, June 13
Saturday, August 5
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)
Oak Room


Science Classes

For kids entering grades 1-5
Free science classes by OMSI in early August. Sign-ups start July 10. Limit of two (2) sessions per child.

Monday, July 31
Imagineering: Pit Crews (3 sessions)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Tuesday, August 1
Cowabunga Chemistry (2 sessions)

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, August 2
Scales, Claws, and Expanding Jaws (2 sessions)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM