Summer Reading Program

Every Hero Has a Story

Every Hero Has a Story
For children ages birth to 6th grade

For summer reading programs for older ages, see the Teen Summer Reading Program and the Adult Summer Reading Program.

READ! Read for at least 20 minutes a day for at least 20 days and receive a free book and other prizes. All readers qualify for a chance to win an annual pass to the Oregon Zoo.

SCIENCE! Complete 10 science explorations and receive a science prize. All Science finishers qualify for a chance to win an annual family pass to OMSI.

Children ages birth to sixth grade can sign up between Monday, June 8, and Saturday, August 8, at the library. Parents are welcome to read to their prereading child and complete the goal by Saturday, August 29.

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Wilsonville Friends of the Library and the Wilsonville Public Library Foundation.

For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at 503-570-1592 or

Youth Programs at the Library

Family Stories & Scie‚Äčnce
Enjoy a story and a science demonstration, then experience follow-up crafts and hands-on science activities. For ages 3 and up.

June 16 through July 29
Tuesday evenings, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 
Wednesday mornings, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday afternoons, 1:30 PM  - 2:30 PM 
Oak Room


Baby Time
Enjoy books, rhymes, and songs for ages 0-12 months.

June 16 through July 28
Tuesday mornings, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (incl. playtime)
Oak Room


Toddler Time
Stories, rhymes, and activities for ages 1 & 2.

June 16 through July 28
Tuesday mornings, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Oak Room


Summer Fun Shows
Made possible by a generous donation from Fred Meyer. These FREE performances are geared for school-age children. Seating is limited, so come early to get your seat!

Thursday, June 18: Presto the Magician
Magic that will amaze you! Laugh out loud funny from start to finish.
11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM

Thursday, June 25: Juggler David Lichtenstein
Cowboy, juggler, funny guy, and professional crowd pleaser!
11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM

Thursday, July 2: Storyteller Will Hornyak
Will weaves wildly wonderful tales with the help of kid volunteers.
11:00 AM and 12:30 PM

Thursday, July 9: Puppets with Vikki Gasko
Award-winning ventriloquist Vikki Gasko delights with her unique blend of drama, magic, and audience participation.
11:00 AM and 12:30 PM

Thursday, July 16: Music and more with Brad Clark
Music, comedy, and stories by our very own Youth Librarian Brad Clark.
11:00 AM and 12:30 PM

Thursday, July 23: Summer Reading Celebration with The Reptile Man
Bring your friends and a picnic lunch, and join us for summer reptile fun in the park.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Murase Plaza

Thursday, July 30: Puppets with Steven Engelfried
Silly stories about heroes with our very own Youth Librarian Steven Engelfried.
11:00 AM and 12:30 PM


Friday Family Films
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a variety of family-friendly films Fridays at noon in the Oak Room.

June 19 through August 1
(no film July 3)
Fridays, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 
Oak Room


OMSI Science Classes
Free one-hour hands-on science classes for kids entering grades 1-5.

Sign-up starting July 13 at the Children's Desk or by phone (503-570-1599). Space is limited, so register early. To accommodate as many kids as possible, we request that each child sign up for no more than 2 sessions.

Crime Lab
Monday, August 3, 5-6 PM
Monday, August 3, 6:30-7:30 PM

Human Systems
Tuesday, August 4, 10-11 AM
Tuesday, August 4, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Scales, Claws, and Expanding Jaws
Wednesday, August 5, 1-2 PM
Wednesday, August 5, 2:30-3:30 PM

Down with Gravity
Thursday, August 6, 10-11 AM
Thursday, August 6, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM