Libraries ROCK! Summer Reading Program 2018

Goessel Public Library encourages children to learn and be creative with their Libraries ROCK program.
The library combines music and reading activities to keep students reading over the summer. This summer program makes sure kids won’t hit another brick in the wall when they get back to school.

We started the program in an exploration of stringed instruments.


Then transitioned to ROCKETS –cause libraries can rock(et) too!

For our third event we did some experimentation with air or wind instruments.

This week we Rocked Rhythm instruments!



Check out our Facebook Page for a video of the steel drum in action!

We’ve also been rocking “I Know a Chicken!” and “Baby Shark”

What will we do for our final Summer Reading Program event? I’m sure we will have a ROCKING good time!



Registration for activities and prizes are requested but not required. We will never turn away a reader! Prizes will be distributed until they are gone.


AFTER all the prizes have been earned, then for every level reached the reading will receive a raffle ticket for the item of their choice pictured below. The last day to receive raffle tickets will be August 6, 2018. The winners of the raffles will be notified to come receive their prize!  There will be one pizza raffled for both the Preschool through 5th and the youth. Only youth will be eligible for the iTunes gift card.

Preschool Storytime has begun!

Chick Day at the Library!

Today we were all about chicks and chickens! We sang “I know a chicken” with our shaky eggs and made those shaky eggs into chicks. Then we even got to hold one week old chicks.


Summer Reading- STEM Camp: Construction

It’s been a busy morning! This camp was all about construction. First we used tongue depressors to create catapults and exploding stick structures. The structures are held together by the tension that is created when weaving the depressors together. We tried making the longer chain reaction but that’s going to take more practice and time. Finally, kits from the Construction STEM tub were used to build transformers and ramps. We had a great time!

Summer Reading Program – STEM Camp: Solar

Today was a sun powered day at the library! First we worked with Nature Print Paper. Objects were placed on special paper and then put into the sun. After five minutes the objects were removed and rinsed in water for a minute. We made some pretty neat prints! Then we broke down in to groups of 2-3 kids and put together some solar kits. Watching the kids work together was really awesome.