Oceans of Possibilities – 2022 Summer Reading Program

The library’s summer reading program was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

 

June 1 thru July 30!

Readers of all ages take a deep dive this summer as Polk County Library presents “Oceans of Possibilities” the 2022 Summer Reading Program.

Participation is easy! Sign up for a reading challenge on Beanstack to log your reading throughout the summer and complete activities to earn badges.  Did we mention there are prizes for everyone? All individuals that register for a Babies and Toddlers, Children, or Teen reading challenge are awarded a small prize. Every age group earns badges throughout the summer to complete a reading challenge and earn a completion prize. Every person who completes the reading challenge, in addition to receiving registration and/or completion prizes, will be entered into a drawing to win the grand prize for their age group. Grand prizes are available for each challenge age group: 0-5 years, 6-12 years, 13-17 years, and adults 18+ years.

FUN FOR ALL AGES! How it works:

  1. Visit Beanstack or download the Beanstack Tracker app
  2. Register for a family or individual account and add readers
  3. Log reading and activities
  4. Earn badges and prizes along the way!

**If you registered for Beanstack accounts last summer, simply log in and register for this year’s challenge(s).**

The programming events for summer 2022 are listed below:

Some events may require pre-registration, as space may be limited. Contact the library for registration details. Check out our calendar or your Beanstack activity badge descriptions for program details.:

Bolivar location:
  • Story Hour – every Monday and Friday at 10:00 am
  • Bookish Beginnings – every Monday at 3:30 pm
  • Monday at the Movies – every Monday evening starting at 5:30 pm
  • Novel Ideas Fiction Book Club – Meetings on June 2 and July 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm
  • Seven Wonders of the Seven Seas – June 8, 2022 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Storytime Swim presented by Storybook Forest LLC – June 9, 2022 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (At Bolivar Recreation & Aquatic Center)
  • Wonders of Wildlife presents “Oceans of Possibilities: Under the Sea”  – June 14, 2022 at 3:30 pm
  • Make It! – June 25 and July 23, 2022 at 10:00 am
  • Painting for Beginners – Adult – June 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm
  • A Kid’s Guide to Scuba Diving presented by Missouri State Highway Patrol – Water Patrol Division – June 21, 2022 at 5:30 pm
  • Water Sport Safety presented by Missouri State Highway Patrol – Water Patrol Division – June 23, 2022 from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Hula Dancing Lessons presented by Center Stage Dance Academy – June 27, 2022 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm
  • Waves of Relaxation Spa Day – July 1, 2022 at 1:00 pm
  • Discovering Fishing presented by Missouri Department of Conservation – July 7, 2022 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Art of Recycling – July 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm
  • Ocean Trivia – July 9, 2022 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Shark Week – July 11 -July 16, 2022 (drop in anytime this week)
  • Stockton Lake Fisheries presented by Missouri Department of Conservation – July 14, 2022 at 5:30 pm
  • Dino O’Dell presents “Oceans of Possibilities” – July 15, 2022 at 5:30 pm
  • Painting for Beginners – Children – July 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm
  • Mafia Murder Mystery– July 22, 2022 at 6:00 pm
  • Blood Drive with Community Blood Center of the Ozarks – July 26, 2022 from 2:00 pm – 6:00pm
  • Wet N Wild End of Summer Bash – July 28, 2022 5:00-7:00 pm
Humansville location:
  • Story Hour – every Thursday at 11:00 am
  • Tuesday Night at the Movies – 2nd and 4th Tuesday starting 5:00 pm
  • Dungeons & Dragons – Two groups: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month is an anything goes session just for fun with no limit to players. The 2nd and 4th Thursday each month is a campaign session: Lost Mine of Phandelver (up to 5 Players). All D&D sessions start at 5:00 pm (how-to session is 4: 00 pm – 5:00 pm)
  • LEGO Club – June 6 and July 11, 2022 at 4:00 pm
  • Painting for Beginners – Adult – June 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm
  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover – Drop your stuffed animals off on June 24, 2021 after 4:00 pm, pick-up on June 25 during business hours, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Pinterest Pick-up – Kits are available all month, while supplies last
  • Ocean Trivia – July 5, 2022 at 5:00 pm
  • Battleship Tournament – July 19, 2022 at 5:00 pm
  • Painting for Beginners – Children – July 23, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Fair Play location:
  • Story Hour – every Wednesday at 11:00 am
  • Bookish Beginnings – June 9 and July 14, 2022 at 5:30 pm
  • Painting for Beginners – Adult – June 11, 2022 at 2:00 pm
  • Plenty of Fish Book Dating – June 30, 2022 at 5:00 pm
  • Pinterest Night – June 14 and July 12, 2022 at 6:00 pm
  • Knits Wits – June 2 and July 7, 2022 at 5:30 pm
  • History Repeats Itself Book Club – June 7 and July 5, 2022 at 5:00 pm
  • Mystery Book Chat – June 16 and July 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm
  • Science Night – June 28 and July 26, 2022 at 5:30 pm
  • Ocean Trivia – July 9, 2022 at 10:00 am
  • Painting for Beginners – Children – July 23, 2022 at 10:00 am
Morrisville location:
  • Story Hour – every Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • LEGO Club – June 3, June 17, July 1 and July 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm 
  • Painting for Beginners – Adult – June 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm
  • Ocean Trivia – July 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm
  • Painting for Beginners – Children – July 21 at 11:00 am
Check out the 2022 Summer Reading program events below:

All Events Click Here!

Thank you to all of our many sponsors! (listed in no particular order): 

The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Missouri State Library, the Friends of Polk County Library, Bolivar Recreation & Aquatic Center, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Department of Conservation, Center Stage Dance Academy, Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, and Little Caesars