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Summer Reading Program 2023

May 29th - August 31

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Newborn - Pre-K


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Starting May 29th pick up a reading log for your little one and enjoy reading to them this summer! After completing the log choose between a SRP silicon bib or a SRP Sippy Cup (one final prize per child).

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K - 4th Grade

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Starting May 29th pick up a reading log, bingo sheet and Library Pony Bead Necklace (look at Library Pony Bead necklace section below for more information) for K - 4th grade. Filling 5 spots (1 book per spot) in your reading log will get you a small toy! Read 10 for a bigger prize! By completing 2 out of 3 bingo sheets (one per month) you will receive a ticket to attend the Summer Reading Program Sunday Party on August 29th! 

5th - 12th Grade

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Starting May 29th pick up a reading log, bingo sheet and Library Pony Bead Necklace (look at Library Pony Bead necklace section below for more information). The reading tracker is broken into 3 parts. Reading 300 pgs. earns you a Free Ice Cream Cone from A&W, 600 pgs. Wins you a free large candy bar and completing your reading log gives you one entry into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. By completing 2 out of 3 bingo sheets (one per month) you will receive a ticket to attend the Summer Reading Program Pizza & Movie Party, September 2nd 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM! 

Library Pony Bead Necklace

Starting May 29th we are handing out necklaces with Summer Reading Program logs for K - 12. After SRP necklaces will be given to any child that receives a library card.

The goal is to make the necklace yours and unlike anyone else’s, each time you come to the library and bring your necklace you will receive a pony bead to add to your necklace. After four beads you can trade them in for special beads (UV, Letters, different designs, charms, etc.) If you attend programs through the summer or visit us at our booth during Pow Wow or the Cottonwood County fair you will receive a special bead that will only be available for a limited time.

Together we can add beads to your necklace and watch your collection grow and become one of a kind.

Special Events

The Zoo Man

June 5th 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


Join us June 5th at 1:30 PM to welcome the Zoo Man back to the Mountain Lake Public Library. Get up close and personal to some of nature’s most amazing creatures and learn something new!

Program is planned to be outside but may be moved inside due to weather. Please watch our webpage and Facebook for updates


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SJMiller Arts

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SHOUT! July 7th, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM:

For ages 4+; and it is not just for kids! It consists of a series of three stations to complete a personalized mixed media art piece. This project will require an 8x10” profile silhouette photograph of the participants, taken and printed before or at the event. The stations will include a location for each step of the project.

One station will include carbon paper for them to trace their photograph, another station will have you cutting out and decorating a 2-D megaphone, and the other will have watercolor paints and markers to represent and express your voice. 

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Outdoor Art Splash! July 15th, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

This is a group activity in which participants propel paint onto a large canvas. The unique twist to this playful tradition is the addition of science. Using a hydrophobic medium, the canvas will be prepared to resist paint. The area left without paint, due to the hydrophobic medium, will read “Mountain Lake Public Library.” 

Ralph's World

July 25th, 2:00 PM


Ralph’s World is the mega-fun musical planet where kids rock rock rock and dance dance dance to their own and their parents’ delight. It’s the creation of Ralph Covert: indie rocker, songwriter, playwright, and children’s book author. He’s taken the same high-energy and super-melodic sense that he developed for his touring pop-rock band to kid’s music- basically only the lyrics are changed for the ears of the innocent.  His McCartneyesque style (both musically and his sense of charm) has won him hundreds of thousands of three-feet-and-under fans and their parents.

James Wedgwood

August 7th, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


James Wedgwood has performed at countless corporate events, state and county fairs, colleges, libraries, schools and theatres across the country. He’s been seen on “The Statler Brothers Show,” “Crook and Chase,” as well as opening for such national acts as Glen Campbell, Jeannie C. Riley and Janie Fricke. In recent years, he won 1st Place at the Jackpot Junction Casino talent competition.

He continues to hone his craft to this day, workng hard to maintain his reputation as, “The Most Fun You Can have Without Moving Your Lips!”


Join us every other Saturday at 2:00 PM for a Family Movie Night at the library. Popcorn will be available. Watch our webpage and Facebook for updates about what will be playing.


June 10th, 2:00 PM

June 24th, 2:00 PM

July 8th, 2:00 PM

July 22nd, 2:00 PM

August 5th, 2:00 PM

August 19th, 5:00 PM (SRP Closing Party; Hot Dogs, Food Truck, Cake Walk)

Summer Reading Program Schedule

June 5th – Start of SRP & Zoo Man 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

June 6th –Worry Stones – 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

June 13th –Perler Bead MADNESS – 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

June 17th – June 20th – Library Closed for Pow Wow – Look for our booth!

June 27th –Pet Rock Painting – 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

July 5th Body Building – 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

July 7th – SammyJo Arts – Shout! – 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

July 11th – Tie Dye – 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

July 15th –Water Wars &    Water Canvas Art – 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

July 18th –Piggy Banks – 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

July 25th –Ralph’s World (2:00 PM) – Bracelet Making – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

August 7th –James Wedgwood – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

August 19th –SRP Movie Night & Closing Party – 5:00 – 10:00 PM

August 29th - Ice Cream Party - 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

September 2nd - Pizza & Movie Party - 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM