Summer Learning 2022

 

Read and play all summer long! There is something for everyone!

Register for this year's Summer Learning challenges on Beanstack for chances to win prizes!

Log your summer reading and participate in the Summer Learning Beanstack Challenge! Read a total of 10 hours and earn badges for logging your time and attending a library program. Once you've completed the challenge you will earn a prize!

We have summer challenges available for kids, teens, and adults accessible via osceolalibrary.beanstack.orgYou do not need to have a Library card or eCard to use Beanstack and win prizes. Everyone can participate!  

 

 Prepare to be amazed by the unique talents of Blaise Ryndes, the "Bubble Master!" 

 

Ring in the summer with this pre-Summer Learning event! Enjoy this fusion of art and magic while sipping a bubbly beverage and checking out Library materials.

Come by Hart Memorial Library on Saturday, May 21 for this special after-hours event - Bubbles with Blaise! Doors open at 6:30pm with the performance at 7pm. Attendance is limited to 300.

Guests who check out three Library items before or after the performance and show their receipt will receive the chance for a special keepsake - a photo with Blaise as he encapsulates them in a giant bubble!

This premier event is sponsored in part by the Osceola Friends of the Library.

 

Kids and Family

 June Events
July Events

Teens

June Events
July Events

Adults 

June Events

Campfire Crafts 

  • Pride Button TreeCelebrate Pride Month by creating a colorful button tree using multiple art techniques. Supplies provided. 
  • Macrame Keychain: Create a personalized keychain as you immerse yourself in the world of macramé! Supplies provided.
  • ​Rainbow Earrings: Celebrate Pride Month by creating your own rainbow pride earrings! Supplies provided. 
  • ​Tissue Paper Painting: Create a beautiful painting with bleeding tissue paper art. Supplies provided. 
  • Mason Jar Lantern: Add some light to your summer nights by creating this easy-to-make mason jar lantern! Supplies provided.
  • ​Pride Bath Bombs: Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of making rainbow bath bombs in celebration of Pride Month. Supplies provided.
  • Could You Survive?
    • Would you know what to do if you were lost in the woods or trapped in a burning car? Put your survival skills to the test to see if you have what it takes to free yourself from life or death situations. 
  •  Book Charades
    •  ​Test your knowledge of famous books throughout history in this game-show style competition. 
  • Creating With Coffee
    • Discover a new way to enjoy your cup of Joe while learning a coffee painting technique. Supplies provided.
  • Space Camp Matinee
    • Take a trip out of this world creating constellation luminaries, discovering space facts through trivia, and reliving the 1986 beloved film, Space Camp. Light refreshments provided. Closed captioning available upon request.
  • Sounds of Summer
    • Settle into summer with campsite-worthy tunes with Jane Rosenbohm, Guitar Extraordinaire.
  • S'mores and Lore
    • Grab your flashlight and share your favorite summer read around the campfire while indulging on the number one campsite treat…S’mores!
  • Library Board Game Cafe 
    • Spend the hot summer nights playing classic family-friendly games like Clue, Game of Life, Monopoly, and so much more! 
    • Tuesday, June 7: West Osceola Library
    • Tuesday, June 21: West Osceola Library
  • Are you Smarter Than a Librarian? Special Camping Edition
    • Test your knowledge and skills as you go head to head with one of our library staff members in this game-show-style program filled with trivia and laughs!
  • Bingo for Books: Camping Edition
    • Find out how lucky you are when you win Bingo and great books!
  • Summer Solstice Spectacular
    • ​Celebrate the longest day of the year through crafts, trivia, and discovering how other cultures honor this yearly occurrence. 
  • Summertime Fire Safety
    • Protect your family this summer as Osceola County Fire Rescue and EMS offers safety skills on how to recognize fire hazards, fire prevention, and understanding how to respond in case of an emergency. 
July Events

Campfire Crafts 

  • Tissue Paper PaintingCreate a beautiful painting with bleeding tissue paper art. Supplies provided. 
  • Mosquito Repellent Candle: Keep mosquitos at bay this summer by creating this easy repellant candle that actually works! Supplies provided.
  • Nature Clay Hanger: Learn how to create a polymer clay hanger to display beautiful pressed flowers. Supplies provided. 
  • Felt Art: Craft a campsite landscape scene using only felt and glue. Supplies provided.
  • Felt SucculentCreate a plant that will not wilt with this easy DIY felt succulent project. Supplies provided.
  • Macrame Mason Jar: Use various knotting techniques to create a macramé mason jar hanger suitable for plants, tea lights, and more! Supplies provided. 
  • Painting with Flowers: Let your creativity flourish with an afternoon of painting using flowers as your stencils! Supplies provided.  

Library Board Game Cafe 

  • Spend the hot summer nights playing classic family-friendly games like Clue, Game of Life, Monopoly, and so much more! 

Campfire Cooking with Chef Scott 

  • Spend the hot summer nights playing classic family-friendly games like Clue, Game of Life, Monopoly, and so much more! ​

Summertime Fire Safety

  • Protect your family this Summer as Osceola County Fire Rescue and EMS offer safety skills on how to recognize fire hazards, fire prevention, and understanding how to respond in case of an emergency. 

Cosmetic Creations

  • Discover how to apply every day, evening, and Gala makeup in this 3-week course. Supplies not provided. Participants must bring your own makeup supplies.

Craft Summer Learning Wrap-up Party!!

  • St. Cloud Library: Friday, July 29, at 7pm
    • ​​Camp in at the Library!: Let’s go camping in the library! Join us after-hours for outdoor camping fun inside the library! Enjoy games, campfire songs, crafts, snacks, and more!

Nature Walks

June Nature Walk

Shingle Creek South Sector - 8:30am - 11am, Saturday, June 25

Step out into nature to discover the beauty of local walking trails, along with gorgeous plants native to Florida. Presented by the Pine Lily Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. 

Hike the boardwalk along Shingle Creek to see examples of pioneer houses and many native plants in a swamp environment.

Parking Location
4155 W Irlo Bronson Highway, Kissimmee, FL 34746
(Osceola County Welcome Center & History Museum)

Signing Up
Pre-registration preferred but not necessary to attend. Sign up online: FNPS-PineLily.eventbrite.com

July Nature Walk

Lake Lizzie South Loop - 8am - 11am, Saturday, July 23

Step out into nature to discover the beauty of local walking trails, along with gorgeous plants native to Florida. Presented by the Pine Lily Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Visit any branch location to pick up a nature takeaway kit complete with information, activities, and Florida native plant seeds. 

Enjoy an early morning hike in an area that was converted from cattle ranching and turpentine production to a preserve for native plants and animals, including gopher tortoises, fox squirrels, and deer.

Parking Location
4155 W Irlo Bronson Highway, Kissimmee, FL 34746
(Osceola County Welcome Center & History Museum)

Signing Up
Pre-registration preferred but not necessary to attend. Sign up online: FNPS-PineLily.eventbrite.com


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