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Summer Reading Programs

Watauga County Public Library

140 Queen St,  Boone, NC 28607  
(828) 264-8784

Summer Reading Program - A Universe of Stories

Story Time Every Day at 11:00am

Baby Lap Time on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:30am

Summer Reading Kick Off
Wednesday, June 12th - 2:00pm
Pick up your Reading Log. Music with Tommy Smith, Twist the Balloon Man, Jack of Hearts Magic, Face Painting, Ice Cream with King Street Creamery

Galaxy Slime
Friday, June 14th - 12:00pm

Family Science Night
Monday, June 17th - 4:00pm
Family Science provides youth with the opportunity to be critical thinkers and problem solvers with exciting, hands-on activities for elementary-aged children.

Lees McRae Wildlife
Tuesday, June 18th - 2:00pm
The center’s goal is to rehabilitate and release wildlife patients in need and educate the public regarding the value of wildlife in our ecosystem.

Space Invader Nerf Ball
Friday, June 21st at 1:00pm
MUST SIGN UP.

Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales Movie (115 minutes - TV-Y7)
Thursday, June 27th - 2:00pm

Family First Friday
Friday, July 5th - 4:00-6:00pm

Magic with Caleb Sigmon
Tuesday, July 9th - 1:00pm

Hovercrafts
Friday, July 12th - 2:00pm
MUST SIGN UP.

Bright Star Theater Aesop’s Fables
Wednesday, July 17th - 2:00pm

Zootastic
Thursday, July 18th - 2:00pm
Zootastic will be at the Watauga County Public Library with trainers, animals and knowledge. The trainers will do an animal talk with the youth. They may ask questions and have a hands on session with some of our animals.

Astro Training Camp
Friday, July 19th - 2:00-4:00pm
MUST SIGN UP.

Gem Mining
Wednesday, July 24th - 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00pm
PLEASE SIGN UP. Go gem mining and search for quartz, citrine, garnets and other beautiful specimens, and it’s all free at the library.

Herpetology with EcoExplore
Monday, July 29th - 1:00pm
Herpetology is the study of amphibians and reptiles, such as frogs, snakes and salamanders. Amphibians are animals that are soft-skinned, cold-blooded and usually undergo a metamorphosis. There are over 7,000 species of amphibians world-wide. Reptiles are animals that have scales, are cold-blooded and do not have a larval stage. There are over 10,000 species of reptiles worldwide. Western North Carolina is home to only two venomous snakes, the Northern copperhead and the timber rattlesnake. The North Carolina state reptile is the Eastern box turtle, the state salamander is the marbled salamander and the state frog is the pine barren tree frog.