ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING (July 2, 2020) — While summer may look a little different this year for the Sweetwater County Library System, the libraries are still working to provide fun activities for children.
“We are offering Grab-and-Go activity bags, a summer reading challenge, online programs, and more,” said Lindsey Travis, assistant director for the library system.
The library’s Grab-and-Go bags each contain a project or activity for kids to take home and complete. So far this summer they have featured everything from moon landers to patriotic pinwheels.
White Mountain Library, the Rock Springs Library, and the Green River library each have a different featured bag each week. “We encourage families to pick up one from each of the libraries every week – they are fun for all ages,” Travis said.
Summer Reading Challenge
Along with weekly Grab-and-Go bags, the library system’s summer reading challenge is currently underway. “If you haven’t signed up for summer reading, there’s still time,” Travis said.
The summer reading challenge encourages people of all ages to read throughout the summer. For each hour that they read they will receive a ticket into one of the library’s prize basket drawings. New this year, the library is also doing two drawings weekly for $50 in Chamber Bucks – one drawing is for youth and the other for adults. To be eligible for the drawings all readers have to do is log one hour of reading during a week.
To sign up for the library’s summer reading challenge, visit the library’s website at sweetwaterlibraries.com and click on the Imagine Your Story banner. You can also sign up by stopping by any of the libraries.
Story Times at the Main Street Market
“We’re excited to be partnering with Main Street Market in Downtown Rock Springs this summer to provide Story Time programs,” Travis said. Story Times will be held at the pergola next to the caboose on Main Street on July 9 and 23, August 6 and 20, and September 3 and 10. Two Story Times will be held on each of those dates – one at 4:30 p.m. and one at 5:30 p.m.
The Rock Springs Library is also participating in Downtown Rock Springs’ Second Saturday event on July 11. Stop by the library between noon and 4 p.m. and complete a Fairy Hunt on the library’s front lawn to receive a prize.
“While the libraries are not offering programs in the libraries this summer, we do have a fun variety of programs available on our Facebook page,” Travis said.
Here’s the current lineup:
Toddler Time: Mondays @ 10:30 a.m.
Story Time: Wednesdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Create with Konstanz: Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Stories with Sunny: Fridays @ 10:30 a.m.
Reading with Aaron: Weekdays @ 2 p.m.
The libraries are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The libraries will be closed July 3 and 4 for Independence Day.