What is Summer Reading Club?

Summer Reading Club 2018: Libraries Rock!

Patrons of all ages are encouraged to register for and participate in our summer program and celebrate the ways that libraries rock. Registration is available online at cals.beanstack.org where patrons can log their reading and other library activities, earn badges, and be entered in drawings for weekly prizes. Everyone who registers can visit their local branch library to receive a free tote bag and learn about other incentives and activities including our summer bingo activity for kids. We will feature weekly programs for a variety of ages across all locations.

Summer Reading Club registrants will also receive a free general admission ticket to the July 26 Arkansas Travelers baseball game at Dickey Stephens Park. Visit your library after July 1 to pick up your ticket.

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SRC Celebration: Libraries Rock!

Libraries Rock and so do our patrons! Children and families are invited to join us for a fun day of musical activities, games, and celebrating our summer reading achievements. Whether you read one book or 100, we want you to party with us.

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Musical Cinema

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading Club with a showing of The Greatest Showman: Singalong Version (PG).Teens and adults who have registered or participated in SRC at any CALS location are invited to this free event.  SRC participants will also receive a coupon for free popcorn and drink to enjoy with the movie.

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Programs for All Ages

Kids

Each branch of the Central Arkansas Library System will have regular weekly presentations – including storytimes, crafts, movies, games, and performances – for babies and toddlers, kids, and pre-teens.

Teens

CALS also will have regular weekly presentations – including crafts, games, movies, and performances – for teens. All sessions intended for kids ages 12-19, unless noted otherwise.

Adults

Many branches of the Central Arkansas Library System will have presentations for adults throughout the summer. Williams Library, Nixon Library, and Milam Library will have a weekly session for adults, as well.

Booklists

Our SRC website (cals.beanstack.org) provides some recommended reading lists and suggestions for each age group.

Toddlers | Preschoolers | K-2nd Grade | 3rd-5th Grade | Teens | Adults

 

Weekly Programs

Main Library

Event Day Time Audience
SRC Teens Monday – Saturday 2:00pm Main Library
Movie Monday Mondays 4:00pm Ages 5-12
SRC Tuesdays 10:30am Ages 6-8
Toss-up Tuesday Tuesdays 4:00pm Ages 5-12
SRC Wednesdays 10:30am Ages 9-12
Board Games Wednesdays 4:00pm Ages 5-12
SRC Thursdays 10:30am Babies & Toddlers
Nerds Rock Book Club Thursdays 4:00pm Ages 6-12
SRC Fridays 10:30am Preschoolers
Dance Party Fridays 4:00pm Ages 5-12
100 Rock St., Little Rock   918-3050

Children’s Library

Event Day Time Audience
Garden Club Mondays 9:00am Ages 7-12
Storytime Mondays 10:00am OR 10:30am Ages 0-6
Movie Monday Mondays 2:30pm Ages 5-9
STEAM Team Tuesdays 2:30pm Ages 7-18
Storytime Wednesdays 10:00am OR 10:30am Ages 0-6
Cook the Books Wednesdays 11:00am Ages 6-10
Rock Camp! Wednesdays 2:30pm Ages 8-18
Garden to Kitchen Thursdays 11:00am Ages 11-18
Tail Waggin’ Tutors Thursdays 3:30pm Any age reader
Full STEAM Ahead Fridays 10:30am Ages 2-5
Creation Station Fridays 2:30pm Ages 6-12
Family Hour Saturdays 11:00am Ages 0-12
LEGO® Club Saturdays 2:30pm Ages 0-18
4800 W. 10th St., Little Rock   978-3870

Brooks Library

Event Day Time Audience
Family Game Day Tuesdays 2:00pm All ages
SRC Thursdays 10:30am Ages 3-7
SRC Thursdays 1:00pm Ages 7-12
SRC Thursdays 3:00pm Ages 12-19
13024 Hwy. 365 S., Wrightsville   537-3186

Dee Brown Library

Event Day Time Audience
SRC Mondays 2:00pm Ages 9-12
SRC Tuesdays 10:30am Ages 6-8
SRC Wednesdays 10:30am Preschoolers
Family Fun Fridays 4:00pm Families / all ages
6325 Baseline Rd., Little Rock   568-7494

Fletcher Library

Event Day Time Audience
SRC Mondays 3:00pm Ages 7-12
SRC Tuesdays 10:00am Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
SRC Wednesdays 3:00pm Ages 12-19
SRC Thursdays 10:00am Ages 5-10
823 N. Buchanan St., Little Rock   663-5457

Maumelle Library

Event Day Time Audience
SRC Mondays 2:30pm Ages 9-12
SRC Teens Monday 2:30pm Ages 12-19
SRC Tuesdays 10:30am Ages 6-8
Family LEGO® Time Tuesdays 2:30pm All ages
SRC Wednesdays 10:30am OR 2:30pm Preschoolers
SRC Thursdays 10:30am Babies & Toddlers
Family Fun Night Thursdays 6:30pm All ages
10 Lake Pointe Dr., Maumelle   851-2551

Milam Library

Event Day Time Audience
SRC Tuesdays 10:30am Preschoolers
SRC Tuesdays 2:00pm Ages 5-12
SRC Tuesdays 4:00pm Ages 12-19
LEGO® & DUPLO® Wednesdays 10:00am – 5:00pm All ages
Kids Movie Day Thursdays 12:00pm All ages
609 Aplin Ave., Perryville   501-889-2554

McMath Library

Event Day Time Audience
Family SRC Mondays 6:00pm Families
SRC Tuesdays 11:00am Ages 6-8
SRC Wednesdays 6:00pm Ages 12-19
SRC Thursdays 2:00pm Ages 9-12
SRC Fridays 10:30am Toddlers & Preschoolers
Family SRC Saturdays 2:00pm Families
2100 John Barrow Rd., Little Rock   225-0066

Nixon Library

Event Day Time Audience
Free Lunch Monday – Friday 12:00pm Ages 0-18
SRC Tuesdays 4:00pm Ages 9-12
SRC Wednesdays 10:30am Preschoolers
Family Night Wednesdays 4:00pm Ages 6-8
SRC Fridays 10:30am Toddlers
Science Club Fridays 1:00pm Ages 6-12
CosPlay Fridays 3:00pm Ages 12-19
Teen Time Fridays 4:00pm Ages 12-19
703 W. Main St., Jacksonville   457-5038

Rooker Library

Event Day Time Audience
SRC Mondays 10:30am Ages 6-8
Family Game Night Mondays 6:00pm All ages
SRC Tuesdays 10:30am Toddlers & Preschoolers
SRC Wednesdays 2:30pm Ages 9-12
SRC Second Thursdays 4:00pm Ages 12-19
Family Movie Fridays 4:00pm All ages
11 Otter Creek Ct., Little Rock   907-5991

Sanders Library

Event Day Time Audience
Game Day Shuffle Mondays 10:30pm Ages 5-18
Special Guests Tuesdays 10:30am All ages
S.T.E.A.M. Power Tuesdays 4:00pm Ages 5-10
SRC Wednesdays 10:30am Preschoolers
Music & Movement Wednesdays 11:15am Preschoolers
Teen Time Wednesdays 4:00pm Ages 12-19
All About the Music Thursdays 4:00pm Ages 5-10
Movies Fridays 10:30am All ages
10200 Johnson Drive, Sherwood   835-7756

Terry Library

Event Day Time Audience
SRC Mondays 10:30am Ages 6-8
Family Night Mondays 6:30pm All ages
SRC Tuesdays 9:30am Toddlers
SRC Tuesdays 2:30pm Ages 9-12
LEGO® & DUPLO® Tuesdays 4:00pm All ages
SRC Wednesdays 2:30pm Ages 12-19
SRC Thursdays 9:30am Babies
SRC Thursdays 10:30am Preschoolers
2015 Napa Valley Dr., Little Rock   228-0129

Thompson Library

Event Day Time Audience
SRC Mondays 10:30am Preschoolers
Baby Play Tuesdays 10:00am Babies
SRC Tuesdays 10:00am Toddlers
Tabletop Tuesday Tuesdays 3:30pm Ages 6-18
Shake, Shimmy, & Read Wednesdays 10:00am Ages 2-5
Fun Factory Wednesdays 3:30pm Ages 5-11
Coffee Loft Thursdays 4:30pm Ages 12-19
38 Rahling Cir., Little Rock   821-3060

Williams Library

Event Day Time Audience
SRC Tuesdays 10:30am Preschoolers
SRC Wednesdays 10:30am Ages 6-8
SRC Wednesdays 2:00pm Ages 12-19
SRC Thursdays 10:30am Ages 9-12
Family Day Thursdays 2:00pm All ages
1800 Chester St., Little Rock   376-4282

 

Featured Presenters

Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show

Tommy Terrific will perform his show “Rockin’ Magic”.

Date Time Branch Audience
June 14 1:00pm Brooks Ages 7-12
June 14 6:30pm Maumelle All ages
June 25 10:30am Thompson Preschoolers
June 29 4:00pm Dee Brown All ages
July 2 3:00pm Fletcher Ages 7-12
July 7 11:00am Children’s Ages 0-12
July 14 10:30am Main All ages
July 16 6:30pm Terry All ages
July 17 10:30am Sanders All ages
July 20 10:30am McMath Toddlers & Preschoolers

Brian and Terri Kinder

Rollicking, good time concerts for kids.

Date Time Branch Audience
Sat., June 16 10:30am Main All ages
Mon., July 2 6:30pm Terry All ages
Tue., July 3 10:30am Sanders All ages
Mon., July 16 10:30am Rooker Ages 6-8
Fri., July 20 10:00am Nixon All ages
Sat., July 21 11:00am Children’s Ages 0-12
Mon., July 23 10:30am Thompson Preschoolers
Tues., July 24 10:30am Milam Preschoolers

Museum of Discovery

Libraries rock, and so does SCIENCE! This program highlights the awesome physics from your favorite tunes. Pressure, soundwaves & vibration will be explored through hands-on activities as well as educator-led presentations.

Date Time Branch Audience
June 11 2:30pm Maumelle Ages 9-12
June 12 10:30am Dee Brown Ages 6-8
June 13 4:00pm Nixon Ages 6-8
June 14 10:00am Fletcher Ages 5-10
June 18 10:30am Rooker Ages 6-8
June 19 11:00am McMath Ages 6-8
June 21 10:30am Sanders All ages
June 25 10:30am Terry Ages 6-8
June 27 10:30am Main Ages 9-12
July 3 10:00am Children’s All ages
July 10 2:00pm McMath Ages 5-12
July 11 10:30am Williams Ages 6-8
July 11 3:30pm Thompson Ages 5-11
July 12 1:00pm Brooks Ages 7-12

Scott Davis

Scott Davis presents an interactive comedic magic show.

Date Time Branch Audience
Mon., June 18 3:00pm Fletcher Ages 7-12
Tue., June 19 10:00am Children’s All ages
Tue., June 19 2:00pm Milam Ages 9-12
Wed., June 20 10:30am Main Ages 9-12
Wed., June 20 2:30 pm Rooker Ages 9-12
Mon., June 25 2:30pm Maumelle Ages 9-12
Tue., June 26 10:30am Sanders All ages
Tue., June 26 4:00pm Nixon Ages 9-12
Wed., June 27 3:30pm Thompson Ages 5-11
Thu., June 28 10:30am Williams Ages 9-12
Thu., June 28 2:00am McMath Ages 9-12
Mon., July 2 2:00pm Dee Brown Ages 9-12
Tue., July 3 2:30pm Terry Ages 9-12
Thu., July 5 1:00pm Brooks Ages 7-12

Arkansas Game & Fish

Arkansas Game & Fish will tour our libraries with their mobile aquarium presenting a program on fish native to our area.

Date Time Branch Audience
June 11 2:00pm Dee Brown Ages 9-12
June 12 10:00am Children’s All ages
June 12 2:30pm Terry Ages 9-12
June 13 10:30am Main Ages 9-12
June 13 2:30pm Rooker Ages 9-12
June 14 10:30am Williams Ages 9-12
June 14 2:00pm McMath Ages 9-12
June 18 2:30pm Maumelle Ages 12-18
June 19 10:30am Sanders All ages
June 20 3:30pm Thompson Ages 5-11
June 25 3:00pm Fletcher Ages 7-12
June 26 2:00pm Milam Ages 5-12
June 28 1:00pm Brooks Ages 7-12

Craig O’Neill

Television personality and literacy advocate Craig O’Neill will present an interactive program: “Libraries Rock – Paper – Scissors!”

Date Time Branch Audience
June 12 10:30am Main Ages 6-8
June 13 10:30am Nixon Preschoolers
June 25 10:30am Rooker Ages 6-8
June 26 10:00am Children’s All ages
July 2 10:30am Thompson Preschoolers
July 3 10:30am Maumelle Ages 6-8
July 10 11:00am McMath Ages 6-8
July 12 10:00am Fletcher Ages 5-10
July 17 10:30am Milam Preschoolers
July 19 10:30am Sanders All ages
July 23 10:30am Terry Ages 6-8
July 24 10:30am Maumelle Ages 6-8
July 25 10:30am Williams Ages 6-8

Lela Bloom

Ms. Lela will present an interactive puppet show with music and storytelling.

Date Time Branch Audience
June 11 10:30pm Thompson Preschoolers
June 13 10:30am Maumelle Preschoolers
June 13 2:30pm Maumelle Preschoolers
June 19 10:30am Rooker Toddlers & Preschoolers
June 22 10:30am Main Preschoolers
June 26 10:30am Milam Preschoolers
June 27 10:30am Dee Brown Preschoolers
June 28 10:30am Terry Preschoolers
June 29 10:30am McMath Toddlers & Preschoolers
July 3 10:00am Fletcher Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
July 10 10:30am Williams Preschoolers
July 11 10:30am Sanders Preschoolers
July 12 10:30am Brooks Ages 3-7
July 18 10:30am Nixon Preschoolers
July 20 10:30am Main Preschoolers

Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra Ensemble

Representatives from the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform.

Date Time Branch Audience
June 12 10:30am Maumelle Ages 6-8
June 13 3:30pm Thompson Ages 5-11
June 14 10:30am Sanders All ages
June 18 2:00pm Dee Brown Ages 9-12
June 19 2:30pm Terry Ages 9-12
June 20 4:00pm Nixon Ages 6-8
June 21 2:00pm McMath Ages 9-12
June 26 10:30am Main Ages 6-8
June 27 2:30pm Rooker Ages 9-12
June 28 10:00am Fletcher Ages 5-10
July 10 10:00am Children’s All ages
July 12 10:30am Williams Ages 9-12
July 17 2:00pm Milam Ages 5-12
July 19 1:00pm Brooks Ages 7-12

Rhythmic Interactive Percussion Event with True Alisandre & Chris Caldwell

Attendees will have fun learning Recreational Music Making as a stress relieving & centering activity and will take with them simple percussion instruments made from ordinary objects such as bottles, containers, and wooden sticks. No instruments or previous musical experience is needed!

Date Time Branch Audience
June 11 10:30am Rooker Ages 6-8
June 12 2:00pm Milam Ages 5-12
June 13 10:30am Williams Ages 6-8
June 18 6:30pm Terry All ages
June 19 10:30am Dee Brown Ages 6-8
June 21 10:00am Fletcher Ages 5-10
June 26 10:30am Maumelle Ages 6-8
July 3 11:00am McMath Ages 6-8
July 10 10:30am Main Ages 6-8
July 11 4:00pm Nixon Ages 6-8
July 12 10:30am Sanders All ages
July 17 10:00am Children’s All ages
July 18 3:30pm Thompson Ages 5-11
July 26 1:00pm Brooks Ages 7-12

GUITAR BASICS with Justin McGoldrick

A native Australian, Justin has toured all over and has a huge love for music. Teens are not required to have a guitar to attend the program.

Date Time Branch Audience
June 7 4:00pm Children’s Ages 12-19
June 13 6:00pm McMath Ages 12-19
June 14 4:00pm Rooker Ages 12-19
June 20 4:00pm Sanders Ages 12-19
June 22 4:00pm Nixon Ages 12-19
July 11 3:00pm Fletcher Ages 13-18
July 16 4:00pm Dee Brown Ages 12-19
July 19 3:00pm Brooks Ages 12-19
July 27 4:00pm Main Ages 12-19
July 31 4:00pm Milam Ages 13-19

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CALS has partnered with Beanstack, an easy-to-use, mobile-friendly website which offers age-appropriate book recommendations for kids, teens, adults, and families, based on your interests and background. Summer Reading Club participants may also track their reading and log their summer library activity to earn badges and entries into our weekly prize drawings.

When you register for Summer Reading Club with the Beanstack app, you can choose to receive regular emails which include reader recommendations, helpful learning tips, and activities for each book selected. If you click the link in the email, you’ll have direct access to the CALS catalog where you can place an item on hold and pick it up at your favorite branch.