Sail Into Reading!

   2017 Summer Reading Program
June 7th - August 2nd


Summer Reading Club Guidelines

Registration for all 3 Summer Reading Clubs will begin on Wednesday, May 31st.

Awards Ceremony Parties will be by invitation only.

Please be sure to thank our wonderful Sponsors for their much needed support, including the Alvarado City Council.  Welcome to our new sponsor - Starbucks!

May 31st at 10:00 am
Sign-ups start today for all three Summer Reading Clubs!
Get started with your reading challenge and Become a Reading Champion!


 Wednesday, June 7th - 10:30am
Sailor Maggie 2017

Margaret Clauder presents Under the Sea!
Under the Sea is an enchanting story told by Maggie the Sailor with Elmer the puppet and ventriloquism galore!  Elmer goes on a deep sea adventure children will always remember!  He encounters everything from sharks to submarines, pirates to porpoises, and finally emerges from his adventure in time for Mom to “dry him off” from the adventure in the tub!  Children can sing along to old favorites like Octopus's Garden and Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini.

Cake and punch will be served immediately following the program. 


Wednesday, June 14th - 10:30am

Mousetrap Pulley System

Miss Aimee the Balloon Lady!
How to Catch a Mouse: Simple Machines at Work!

The How to Catch a Mouse Show combines Science, Math, Engineering and Art to teach kids about how the five essential simple machines work: the Lever, the Wheel, the Pulley, the Inclined Plane and the Screw. Throughout the show, several audience volunteers demonstrate the workings of these five simple machines using jaw-dropping, over sized balloon sculptures. They will see balloon wheels really turn, pulleys really lift weight and balloon screws even fly through the air! For the grand finale, 6 audience volunteers will assist in combining these simple balloon machines together to create a more complex “Rube-Goldberg style” mousetrap, which they then use to catch a runaway mouse.

Will you win something in our weekly door prize drawing?



Wednesday, June 21st - 10:30am

Southwest Dairy Farmers Mobile Dairy Classroom!

The Mobile Dairy Classroom is a traveling milking parlor, featuring a live cow and a presentation given by trained instructors who will demonstrate how to milk a cow, describe how milk goes from the farm to the consumer, and then answer questions from the audience. This is an innovative program that brings the dairy experience directly to children.

Will you win something in our weekly door prize drawing?


Wednesday, June 28th - 10:30am

Proffessor Pop

Award winning entertainer Brett Roberts presents:
                 Professor Pop’s Bubble Show!

Brett Roberts uses soap bubbles to teach scientific method, and science facts, but mostly he teaches different ways to have fun with bubbles.

Children love bubbles. Just blow a few bubbles for your children and watch how excited they get. Brett will turn that excitement up to eleven by presenting a whole show full of bubble tricks. There will be bubbles inside bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles, and more. But this isn’t just a show to watch. The kids will get involved. Brett will teach kids how to do their own bubble tricks with things they can find at home. The kids will also get involved in several of the bubble routines. And, for the grand finale a child will actually be inside an enormous bubble.



Wednesday, July 5th - 10:30 am

Bernadette Kelly presents - What's Bugging You?
Bernadette the Bug Lady will thrill the children with a visit from REAL, LIVE bugs and bug puppets. This show is both fun and educational. Living insects may include a centipede, a scorpion, Madagascar hissing cockroach, or a REAL LIVE tarantula! Specimens which have been preserved in acrylic will be passed around so children can take a close and comfortable look at others. The children will be buzzing with excitement over what they've learned and what they experienced in this show.

Will you win something in our weekly door prize drawing?



Wednesday, July 12th
Critterman presents: SQUIRM FACTOR!

Meet and learn about animals
from around the world
that can make you

We teach that these animals look the way do to survive, not to scare anyone.
Hissing Cockroach    Kingsnake
Tarantula    Emperor Scorpion   Legless Lizard

American Alligator     Burmese Python



 Wednesday, July 19th  10:30am
Captain Hook VS Peter Pan Peter Pan Vs Captain Hook

Captain Hook VS. Peter Pan!
Watch this epic battle!
Who will triumph?

(Wear your pirate gear and you'll get a special surprise today!)

Will you win something in our weekly door prize drawing?

Pirate Playoffs

 11:30am to 3:30pm Pirate Playoffs! Earn extra Reading Minutets in our Pirate Playoffs!
You will perform feats of strength, endurance, balance, or skill!

Wednesday, July 26th  


The Pipdillys in "The Magic Toolbox!"

The Pipdillys are back in action to help build a better world in, “The Magical Toolbox”.

This fantastic and hilarious musical comedy will charge you up with powerful, original songs that are inspiring, funny, educational, and highly interactive!  The Pipdillys bring their super cool tunes to life with magic, circus skills, comedy routines, and lots of audience participation!

Will you win something in our weekly door prize drawing?


Final Program of the Summer!August 2nd 10:30AM

Rochelle Rabouin performs: Miriam Makeba!

Ethno-musicologist/Global Women/Civil Rights Activist, Miram Makeba. Music, history, dance



Important Date!

Please note: Wednesday, August 2nd at 6:30pm is the deadline to turn in your time tracker forms for Summer Reading Club Prizes.



Summer Reading Program
Awards Ceremony Parties

  This year we will have an Awards Ceremony Party for our winners and some of their family members, which will be by invitation only.
Please make sure we have a current phone number on file for you or your family.

 We will award reading club certificates and coupons for free surprises from area merchants to those who have completed the minimum reading requirements for their age group. We will give special prizes, such as Walmart gift cards, to our Top Readers!


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