The Canby Public Library’s roster of summer reading events stretches through Aug. 8.

Under the motto “Fizz, Boom READ,” children of all ages and adults can play the Summer Reading game. Reading through the summer break is a great way for kids to keep up on their reading skills.

“Research shows that kids who sign up or summer reading programs and read over the summer go back to school ready to learn and don’t have that same loss,” children’s librarian Peggy Wickwire said. “We want to encourage everybody to read and to read for fun.”

In addition to being good for school, there are also some fun incentives. By reading (or being read to) for 25 hours, children earn a free book plus coupons for the North Clackamas Aquatic Park, Oaks Park and the Portland Trailblazers.

Weekly events will include a sword fighting demonstration, juggling, puppet shows, music, story times and a mini science camp.

Wickwire hopes the science camp will attract even those who generally might not enjoy reading.

“Our main goal is just hoping that kids will learn to love to read and become library patrons for the rest of their lives,” she said.

A short book review will entitle participants to enter a weekly drawing for prizes donated by Roth Heating and Cooling.

This year, Canby Public Library is partnering with the Canby School District Summer Food Program. Every weekday from July 21 to Aug. 29, sack lunches will be served at the library from 12 to 12:30 p.m.

This program is open to all children ages 1–18. Registration is not required.

This year’s Canby Public Library Summer Reading Program will continue taking signups through Aug. 8. During that time, movies, jugglers, bugs and more will show up as part of the program.

The Teen Summer Reading Program, “Spark a Reaction,” will offer several programs throughout the summer.

July 23 – from 6-8 p.m. Your choice teen movie night.

July 30 – from 6-7 p.m. Science night with slime, slushies and Oreos.

The reading program will also have science camps July 22, 23, 25, 29, 30 and Aug. 1 and 3 p.m. Book Babies Storytime will be each Wednesday 10:30 a.m., while Spanish storytime is each Saturday at 11 a.m.

There will also be other special programs during the Summer Reading Program.

July 24 – 6:30 p.m. Red Yarn: Deep Woods Naturalist

July25 – 11 a.m. Brad Clark Storysong

Aug. 1 – 11 a.m. Naftali; Story Voyager

Aug. 7 — 6:30 p.m. Legos at the Library

Aug. 8 – 11 a.m. The Reptile Man

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