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Tigard Public Library

Summer Reading 2020

This year, our summer reading program looked very different than in past years. While we were unable to see firsthand the excitement and joy of kids, teens & adults reading for pleasure this summer, we have heard that library materials and activities gave Tigard families relaxation, adventure, and a needed lifeline during uncertain times. One parent told us they hope their children will look back on summer quarantine and not miss the places they didn’t get to go to, but instead remember the places the books took them while reading together!

During the summer, Tigard Public Library distributed books through meal sites, through Packed with Pride’s weekly food boxes, and through Meals on Wheels. For six weeks in September and October, we also handed out prize books for all age levels at our walk-up service desk in the library lobby.

To celebrate the collective summer reading of the Tigard community, the Friends of the Tigard Library made donations to each of three community organizations; Supafresh Youth Farm, Just Compassion, and Packed with Pride.

Congratulations to everyone who read this summer.
We hope you continue to visit Tigard Public Library year round!


Summer Reading Activities You Might Have Missed

  • Week of June 1-7
    DIY Bug Hotel - Build a bug hotel for the creatures in your yard using materials you can find around your house! For inspiration, here is a website:
  • Week of June 8-14
    Create it Forward! - Pick a quote from a book you love, create a note or piece of art with it and leave it somewhere to brighten a stranger’s day.
  • Week of June 15-21
    Paper Football - Did you know you can play football inside? Grab a buddy, a sheet of paper, and use these instructions to learn how.
  • Week of June 22-28
    Paper Airplane Olympics - Try your hand at folding paper airplanes. Which ones go the farthest? Which ones stay in the air the longest? Which ones do the most loops?
  • Week of June 29-July 5
    Finding Faces
    Get outside and take pictures of faces you find in everyday objects or in nature.
  • Week of July 6-12 
    Create your own puzzle
    by cutting up a drawing, picture, or postcard into different shapes.
  • Week of July 13-19 
    Build a pillow fort in the living room! 
  • Week of July 20-26 
    Trace someone’s shadow with chalk. 
  • July 27-August 2 
    Draw a court and learn how to play
  • August 3-9 
    Post-It Pattern: Create an image in your window out of sticky notes. 

  • August 10-16 
    Draw a picture of yourself as your favorite book character. 
  • August 17-23 
    Learn to play Curb Ball!  

  • August 24-30 
    Lightning round! Recreate a scene from a favorite book you read this summer. Perform it live in one minute or less for your friends, or create a 60-second video! 

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