Library Summer Programs begin Monday, June 12


Last updated 5/31/2023 at 3:34am

NCW Libraries will kick off its annual Summer Library Program on June 12, offering a lineup of free programs and activities for all ages at its 30 libraries in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties and two community bookmobiles.

The Summer Library Program is designed to encourage community connections through fun, community-centered activities all summer long. Sign up in person at a library branch or community bookmobile starting June 12. Fun activity packs are available for kids and  teens. There will also be Book Bingo for adults that will encourage reading, finding your voice, and exploring the library and your community. Earn rewards for reading and participating in activities!

The summer program is also available online through the Beanstack website and app. The online program mirrors the print activity packs and offers virtual reading and activity challenges for all ages. Earn digital badges and raffle tickets to enter to win prizes!

Each of NCW Libraries community library locations will offer its own schedule of events over the summer, which may include mariachi performances, ukulele jam sessions, art exploration, yoga, STEM activities, and more. Check out the event calendar for specific details and schedules.

In addition to a full lineup of local programming, NCW Libraries will offering three virtual programs  — available across the entire library district: 

Personal Essay Workshops

(for adults)

Award-winning journalist, essayist and teacher Kristen Millares Young will lead an interactive writing workshop to help participants tell their own stories. Each hour-long session will begin with a one-page reading to inspire group discussion, followed by timed prompts that guide individual writing sessions. 

The virtual workshops are scheduled for June 14 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 2 at 7 p.m.

Virtual Music Technology

(for kids and teens)


Award-winning music producer Brent Daniels will lead a high-energy, interactive, virtual program that shows how everyday devices are used by professionals to create the music and sounds that people love. Participants will create an original track. 

The virtual workshop is scheduled for June 28 at 1 p.m.

Magic Tricks and Secrets (for kids)

This is an interactive show where you can follow along and participate from home! Plus – learn three simple magic tricks and stunts you can use to amaze your friends.

This virtual program is scheduled for July 12 at 2 p.m.

Register for all three virtual programs at on the online calendar.

For more information about our Summer Library Program, visit


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