2018 Summer Reading Program
Rock ‘n Roll Out Summer Reading Program
Rock Star Party
Thursday, June 14 @ 12 Noon
Kids in Grades K through 5
Become a rock star at the Library’s Rock ‘n Roll Out party. We’ll have face painting, temporary hair color and other fun stuff to create your rock ‘n roll style. Cool photo booth to capture your stylin’ look. Register for our Reading Program while you’re groovin’ to music and munching on snacks. It’s all free thanks to the Friends of the San Juan Island Library.
Wednesday, July 11 @ 1:30 PM
Alley Oop is a fabulous puppeteer, storyteller and musician. He will be traveling here with his pal Billy Bear the Silly Bear for an afternoon of music, songs, riddles, and stories. You have to see and hear his collection of whistles from around the world. There will be musical games for the kids.
Micah & Me Dance Party @ Brickworks
Friday, July 13 @ 7 PM
Back by popular demand, it’s the Portland band of dads Micah & Me bringing song and dance to our island children. This must-not miss party starts at 7 PM on Friday, July 13. While tailored for families with younger children, everyone is invited to this exciting night of music.
We had a blast last year dancing to the live band with old time favorites like The Hokey Pokey and fun new songs, too.
Ukulele Fun with Micah & Me
Saturday, July 14 @ 11 AM
San Juan Island Library Meeting Room
The members of the band Micah & Me are hosting a Ukulele Workshop on Saturday morning for children and families. The band is bringing lots of ukuleles to teach a short workshop on how to play them.
Please register in advance for this musical hour-long workshop as space is limited.
Wednesday, July 18 @ 1:30 PM
Back for a return engagement, Bill Robison’s limitless energy transports audiences to a zany, unpredictable and hilarious world. His performances are a synthesis of outlandish comedy, a penchant for the absurd and a reckless sense of abandon. You will love this fast paced comedy show.
Roberto the Magnificent
Wednesday, July 25 @ 1:30 PM
Another island favorite is Roberto the Magnificent. He explodes onto the stage for an action-packed performance that highlights his unique variety of cirque-style skills that include riding very tall unicycles & industrial strength pogo sticks, juggling super sharp knives, flaming torches, & spinning hand saws, all while keeping you engaged and laughing.
Wednesday, August 1 @ 1:30 PM
Cap’n Arrr’s program is packed full of audience participation and includes basic instruction in walking like a pirate, talking like a pirate and laughing like a pirate, too!
You will laugh out loud as he battles with sea creatures, selects his first mate from the audience, and juggles oversized canon balls (giant black balloons filled with water). If you have pirate hats or costumes come dressed as a pirate as Cap’n Arrr is known to pull a few ship mates up on to the stage to show off their pirate skills.
Grand Finale Party after Cap’n Arrr
Wednesday, August 1
To celebrate the completion of the Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program, we’ll serve cupcakes & juice after Cap’n Arrr’s Pirate Show at Friday Harbor Elementary School.
The grand prize drawings will be held for each reading level: Pre-K, Grades K—2 & Grades 3—5.
The prizes are specially tailored for each age level and include passes to A Place to Play for the Pre-K level, a Ukulele with Songbook & Digital Tuner for Grades K—2, and a portable Electronic Keyboard with Teaching App & 30 songs for Grades 3—5.