2020 Children’s Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program

Can you imagine a world without stories? We can’t. Stories have connected people throughout the ages. Think folktales, fairytales, and fantasies. From Goldilocks and the Three Bears to Cinderella, we’ll celebrate them all this summer with a literary enrichment program for teens, children and families.

Each year, the San Juan Island Library offers a free Summer Reading Program. This summer we are adjusting our program to be inclusive for participants who may be practicing social and physical distancing due to our changing times.

Starting June 11, you can join our Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program 2020, a six-week self-paced program designed to keep people reading and learning with recreational activities throughout the summer months.

How does Imagine Your Story work? Each participant will receive a free activity packet that includes incentives, a book and challenges that you complete at your own pace.  We will have designated pick up times for participants to get their packets. We also can arrange for home delivery, depending on each person’s individual circumstances.


In addition to the activity packets, we will hold weekly prize drawings for gift certificates and host several online programs that you may participate in, such as:

Imagine Your LEGOS – Make your own castle, then share a photo of your creation with your community!

Imagine Your Outdoors – Visit your island’s public lands to discover their stories. Document your adventure with photos, illustrations, poems, or other writings then share your experience with your community via our website and Facebook page.

The Great Hope Rock Hunt – Paint rocks with messages of hope to sprinkle

about in our community. Snap a photo of where you placed your rock with a

clue on how others can find it!

Fairytale & Fantasy Fridays – Imagine yourself as a fairytale or fantasy character.

We want to see princesses, dragons, magicians, and more! We’ll share your pictures to our website and social media.

Imagine Your Outdoors

Our San Juan County Land Bank turns 30 this year and we’re celebrating with a county wide exploration! Every conservation preserve has a story – gather your family and get outside this summer to discover what your public lands have to say!

Exploration starter kits will be available from the San Juan Island Library.  The kits are free and available to any resident or visitor to our island.  The adventure is scheduled to kick off on National Get Outdoors Day, June 13, 2020. 

If you have questions, please contact Tanja Williamson at 360-378-4402 or tanjw@sjclandbank.org; or Melina Lagios at 360-378-2798 or mlagios@sjlib.org.