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Kids Summer

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Kids Summer Reading Program

Reading Game

Kids/Teens Prize Desk Hours:
MON—WED : 9:30 am—5:30 pm
THU—FRI : 9:30 am—4:30 pm
SAT : 9:30 am—11:30 am
Closed Sundays & July 4


Summer Reading Sign-up Party

Wednesday, 5/29/2024

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Special surprise party for kids when they sign-up for Summer Reading 2024 and get a reading bag with a reading log and begin reading for prizes.  This program is for children up through 5th grade. Don't worry, if you miss the party you can still sign-up at the library during prize desk hours.

Reading Incentives
May 29-July 12           
Weekly Prizes for Reading

Every week for 8 weeks.  Read for at least 20 minutes every day. Track your progress on your reading log.  Once a week show your log at the prize desk and win a prize for having read. Come and get your prize even if you only read one day that week.  Kids and Teens have different reading prizes.  Must be registered to play. 

Golden Ticket Drawings

June 3-July 12                  
Weekly Drawings

Every week for 6 weeks we will hold a drawing and 1 lucky kid will win a tote bag filled with books and
another filled with prizes. 

Get tickets by signing-up for the kids’ reading program, at the Golden Ticket booth, by completing the
challenges in the kids reading log, and with other fun surprises all summer.

Storytime & Craft

Thursdays, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11 - 2024

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

All Ages Welcome

Storytime & Craft is spectacular in the summertime.  Stories, songs, read-alouds, STEM and a craft!

Meet Horses

Wednesday, 6/5/2024

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us in meeting beautiful horses.

Zoo Mom

Friday, 6/14/2024

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Best suited for elementary school aged children.

Meet a variety of animals and learn about them from Zoo Mom, a real science teacher. 

Kids Movie

Friday, 6/28/2024

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Families welcome

"Ducks make their way to Jamaica."

Crafts for Older Kids 

Canvas Painting

Wednesday, 6/19/2024

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ages 7-12

Oobleck Making

Wednesday, 7/3/2024

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ages 7-12

For the Babies

Choo-Choo Babies

Wednesdays, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10 - 2024

10:00 AM - 10:20 PM

All Ages Welcome

Kids Activites
Teen Reading

Teen Summer Reading Game

Reading Game

Kids/Teens Prize Desk Hours:
MON—WED : 9:30 am—5:30 pm
THU—FRI : 9:30 am—4:30 pm
SAT : 9:30 am—11:30 am
Closed Sundays & July 4


Teen Reading Challenge

Join us this summer for our teen reading challenge and get a chance to spin the prize wheel. Read each week for as long as you’d like and bring in your reading log punch card during that week and have it punched. You will automatically get a Golden Ticket, as well as a chance to spin the prize wheel. If you miss reading for a week, then you miss your chance to spin the wheel!

Teen Pictionary & Charades
Friday, 6/21/2024

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Murder Mystery Game

Friday, 7/5/2024

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Pre-register at the front desk.

Do you need teen volunteer hours this summer? 

Join our Teen Advisory Board and help out with our Summer Reading Program. If you are selected, you will become a Junior member of our Friends of the Library. 

Click the link below to fill out an application.

Teen Activities
Adult Reading

Adult Summer Reading BINGO & Activities

Reading Game

Umatilla Adults, get back into reading this summer.

Read and play BINGO for Prize Drawings & Instant Winner Scratch-off Tickets.


Show your hometown library a little love.


Adults - Read for Prizes this Summer. 

* Scratch-Off Tickets - Your first one is on the back panel of this brochure. Are you an instant winner?

* Monthly Drawings. There will be one drawing in June and one in July. The prize is a $50 gift card to a local area restaurant.

* Weekly surprises. If you are entered in our game you might win a silly or sweet surprise when you visit the library.


Potential prizes include free items from the Friends Used Book Sale, scratch-off tickets (another chance to win), silly things, or candy.  There will also be two drawings, one in June and one in July. The winner of each drawing will receive a $50 gift card to a local area restaurant or business.

Two Ways to Play:

No Phone/Computer Required:

1) Register and get your first scratch-off ticket.  You might be an instant winner!

2) Read anything. Fill out the entry for the June drawing and return it.

3) Attend adult activities for more chances to win, including drawing entries.


Use the Beanstack App for More Chances to Win:

1) Still do all the things above but also...

2) Track your reading with the Beanstack App

3) Complete Challenges to make BINGO

4) Enter ticketed drawings for more prizes and chances to win the big monthly drawings.

Search for Lake County Library System on the Beanstack App to find us.

Or go to this link:

You will need your library card to create an account.

Look for this LOGO

Ask us for help if you would like to participate in the Beanstack BINGO game but aren't sure how.

All of these activities are perfect for senior citizens and adults are welcome.


How to Grow Mushrooms

Tuesday, 7/4/2024

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn the secrets of mushroom growing and create a kit to take home. All adults are welcome. Limited seating.
Pre-registration required.

UF/IFAS Master Gardener Series: Trees and Hurricanes

Tuesday, 6/17/2024

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Preparing trees for hurricane season is a long process with many things to consider. Learn more about pruning, planting and long-term tree management to reduce risk during storm events. Pre-Registration Required.

UF/IFAS Master Gardener Series: Succulents

Tuesday, 7/15/2024

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Succulents require minimal care and come in many shapes and sizes. Learn more about these fascinating plants and how to add them to your plant collection. Pre-Registration Required.


Tuesday, 6/18/2024  &  7/16/2024

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Play BINGO for prizes. 

Writing Your Memoirs

Mondays, 6/10/2024 & 7/8/2024

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Remember and reflect on your life and preserve these memories in a book or series of essays. 

This memoir writing class is perfect for senior citizens.  Taught by the Friends President, Janet Pauley.

Umatilla Literary Society

Fridays, 6/7/2024 & 7/12/2024

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In Literary Society book lovers get together and discuss whatever they are reading. 

They compare notes, make lists of new titles to try, and encourage each other to break out of reading ruts. 

Bookish Movie

Tuesdays from 2:00 PM - 4:00ish PM      Pre-register. Free popcorn!

6/25/2024: "You Otto Come Join Us for This Movie." PG-13  Adults only

7/9/2024:  "Join Us for Oprah's Violet Musical." PG-13  Adults only

Weekly Crafts or Puzzles

June 3 - July 19


Adult Activities
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