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Summer Reading for Kids

Dig into Reading

WCPL Summer Reading for Kids, May 18 - July 26

Pick up an activity log at any WCPLtn location, and mark each box as you finish each activity. Complete 6 activities to earn a paperback book. Complete 6 more (12 total) to earn a book bag. Activity logs are available for readers and pre-readers.


  • Bob Tarter of the Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth presents "We DIG," a program featuring animals that live their lives underground or hunt those that do. Fairview, 5/28 (10:00 am); Leiper's Fork, 5/28 (1:00 pm); College Grove, 5/29 (11:00 am); Bethesda, 6/26 (10:30 am); Main Library, 7/25 (2:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm).
  • The Magic of Bruce Amato. Bethesda, 6/4 (10:30 am); Nolensville, 6/18 (10:30 am).
  • "Voices from the Past." Native American Graywolf Lindsay will share stories about the first Americans in this country. College Grove, 6/19 (11:00 am).
  • Wild Goose Chase Theater is dedicated to creating and performing puppet shows that promote literacy and excite young people about the power of words and the imagination.  Their programs features unique, handcrafted puppetry and ties in to Language Arts curricular standards---as well as providing a rollicking good time for all! Nolensville, 5/28 (10:30 am); Leiper's Fork, 6/18 (10:30 am); Fairview, 7/10 (10:00 am).
  • Runaway Puppet Theater presents a "Rollicking, Rib-tickling Rigmarole." Bethesda, 6/11 (10:30 am).
  • Super Science TN offers kids the opportunity to experience first-hand the wonders of science.  From explosions to bubbling potions, from atoms to the properties of light waves, Mr. Rich introduces kids to the wonders of the physical world.  Interactive experiments teach, delight, and fascinate kids so that they hardly know they are learning science. Leiper's Fork, 5/18; Main Library, 5/30 (2:30 & 4:00 pm); Nolensville, 6/11 (10:30 am); Fairview, 6/26 10:00 am).
  • Rachel Sumner presents a multi-generaltional concert full of fun especially for seniors and children. We will play old-time instruments, dance, and sing together. College Grove, 6/12 (11:00 am).
  • Terry Hedges, Master Magician is fascinating and funny. Guaranteed to make you smile! Fairview, 6/11 (10:00 am).
  • Nolensville's own Jill Thatcher will perform her funny ventriloquisim show for us! Bethesda, 6/18 (10:30 am); Nolensville, 6/25 (10:30 am).
  • Snowbird, WSMV's famous weather penguin, will visit the Library to read a story. Be sure to bring your camera and have your picture taken with Snowbird. Nolensville, 6/4 (10:30 am).
  • Mr. Bond the Science Guy "Journey to the Center fo the Earth." College Grove, 6/5 (11:00 am).
  • "Explore the world Under Your Feet" with Mr. Bond's GEO-blast dymaxion map. College Grove, 6/26 (11:00 am).
  • "SING LOUD, JUMP HIGH, DREAM BIG with Roger Day!", nationally known singer/songwriter/performer. Leiper's Fork, 6/11 (10:30 am); Main Library, 6/13, (2:30 pm & 4:00 pm).
  • Nashville Ballet presents "Degas and the Little Dancer," based on the storyboook by Laurence Arnholt. Main Library, 7/11 (2:30 & 4:00 pm).
  • Dig Deep into Reading with Mr. Barry. Fun and reading inspiration presented through magic, storytelling, and puppet Sam the Turtle. Main Library, 6/27 (4:00 & 6:00 pm).
  • Dance party and balloons with The Balloon Kid, Anthony Lena. Bethesda, 5/29 (10:30 am); Leiper's Fork, 6/25 (10:30 am).
  • Sammy Schrecker wil entertain with beautiful harp music, then there will be a "dig into Reading" craft da for all ages. Fairview, 6/5 (10:00 am).
  • "Dig into reading" with Storyteller and Musician Debbie McClendon. Fairview, 6/19 (10:00 am).

Special thanks to…

  • Williamson County Public Library Foundation
  • Friends of the Williamson County Public Library
  • Friends of the Bethesda Public Library
  • Friends of the College Grove Community Library
  • Friends of the Fairview Public Library
  • Friends of the Leiper's Fork Public Library
  • Friends of the Nolensville Public Library
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Sonic Drive-in
  • Subway Restaurants

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