Libraries Rock! 2018 Summer Reading Program

Libraries Rock!

Sign up at the library or online at for our Summer Reading Program beginning Monday, June 18. Complete reading activities and meet reading goals to earn books, bookmarks, and prizes. This year, we have three programs to choose from:

Pre-Readers (Birth - Age 5)

  • Early literacy activities children and their caregiver can do together
  • Earn a free book

Elementary (Ages 5-11)

  • Reading goal: 800 minutes
  • Free books, bookmarks & half-way prizes
  • Earn entries to grand prize drawings

Middle/High School (Ages 11-18)

  • Reading goal: 1500 minutes 
  • Earn raffle tickets to enter 5 grand prize drawings
  • Free books & coupons

Skagit Transit

Get a Free Bus Ride to the Library!

Show your reading log to a Skagit Transit bus driver during the summer, and get a free ride to the library. Includes one guardian. 

Kids Summer Programs
Summer Explorers

Summer Explorers

Tuesdays in June and August

10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-6 with caregiver

Summer is a great time for exploring! Fun, hands-on activities will alternate each week between indoor/outdoor gardening and messy science. 

Rocky Raccoon - Summer Reading Mascot

Rocky Raccoon -
Summer Reading Mascot

Tuesday, June 19 - Tuesday, July 31

Meet Rocky Raccoon, this year’s Summer Reading Mascot. Starting Tuesday, June 19, she’ll be hiding in a downtown Mount Vernon business storefront window - you don't have to go into the store to find her. She’ll move to a new location every Tuesday during the summer. If you spot her, come to the library, tell us where, and get a little prize.

Juggling Circus with Wren and Della

Juggling Circus with Wren and Della

Thursday, June 21
2 p.m.
All ages
Skagit Riverwalk Park

Join us for an entertaining family juggling show at Skagit Riverwalk Park. Don't forget to bring your chairs! In the event of rain, this program will be held at Mount Vernon City Library 

Music Makers Experiments

Music Maker Experiments

Wednesday, June 27
4 p.m.
Recommended for ages 5 - 12

Experiment with sound at various activity stations. 

July Summer Storytime
Drumming Workshop with Ray Soriano

Drumming Workshop with Ray Soriano

Wednesday, July 11
4 p.m.
All ages

Join Ray Soriano for a drumming workshop that emphasizes fun, inclusion, creative expressions, and honors cultural traditions.

Reading Magic Show

Reading Magic Show with Jeff Evans

Wednesday, July 18
3:30 p.m.
Recommended for ages 5+

Discover the amazing things that happen when you open a book and read!

Read the Book, See the Movie

Read the Book, See the Movie
"Mr. Popper's Penguins"

Saturday, July 28
2:30 p.m.
Lincoln Theatre/Pine Square

Come watch "Mr. Popper's Penguins" for FREE at the Lincoln Theatre. Then, after the movie, enjoy a FREE BBQ and ice cream social in Pine Square. FREE copies of the book will be given out, while supplies last. Sponsored by Mount Vernon Elks #1604.

Library Survey!
Middle/High School Programs:
Summer Art Series

Summer Art Series

Tuesdays from June 19 - July 31
*No class Tuesday, July 3*
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 12 - 18

Learn introductory drawing and painting techniques at this 6-week art workshop. You will receive a raffle ticket each week you come, for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Tri Dee Arts. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration is encouraged. 

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality

Tuesday, June 19, Wednesday, June 20
Tuesday, June 26 & Wednesday, June 27
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Ages 13+

Experience the magic of virtual reality with Oculus Rift. Want to participate? All you have to do is be at least 13 years old and have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. 

Paint War

Paint War at Edgewater Park

Tuesday, August 7
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ages 11-18

Prepare to get painted! Be sure to wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty (for best results, wear white) and bring and old towel. Event will be held rain or shine. 

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