Summer Learning 2022

 

Track your summer reading with Beanstack!

Adults, teens, and kids can win prizes just by logging reading hours - it's easy to do! If you don't already have a Beanstack account, register for this year's Summer Learning Beanstack Challenge at osceolalibrary.beanstack.org or clicking the logo to the left.

Earn badges by reading a total of 10 hours and logging your time, and attending a Summer Learning program at your local Library branch. Once you've completed the challenge you will earn a prize!

You do not need to have a Library card or eCard to use Beanstack and win prizes. Everyone can participate!   

Looking for fun titles that fit the Summer Learning theme? Hoopla offers curated eBooks, Audiobooks, and Comics to help you build your reading hours while learning about all things camping! If you love reading about camping, check out the fun Summer Learning Movies, Television shows, and Music that Hoopla offers on the great outdoors! All you need to get started is your Library Card

 

Read and play all summer long! There is a Summer Learning program for everyone!

Kids and Family

 June Events

Camp iRead Summer Learning Kickoff: DoDad's Lab - Thursday, June 2 & Friday June 3

Camp STEAMworks - 4:30pm, Wednesdays at St. Cloud Library

  • Power up your imagination, creativity, and learning with Ms. Crystal through a variety of weekly activities that will guide today's curious minds to become tomorrow's great innovators.
  • June 1
  • June 8
  • June 15
  • June 22
  • June 29

Camp iREAD Presents:

Library Board Game Cafe 

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

Family Movie Matinee - 2pm, Fridays at Poinciana Library, St. Cloud Library & West Osceola Library

July Events

Camp iREAD Presents:

Library Board Game Cafe 

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

Family Movie Matinee - 2pm, Fridays at Poinciana Library & St. Cloud Library 

Summer Learning Wrap-up Party!!

  • West Osceola Library: Friday, July 29, at Noon
  • 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!

Teens

June Events

Camp Survivor: Teen Summer Learning Kickoff - 5pm, Monday, June 6 

Camp Survivor: BINGO 4 Books - 5pm, Monday, June 13

Camp Survivor: ZEBRA - 5pm, Monday, June 20

​​Camp Survivor: Be the Hero - 5pm, Monday, June 27

July Events

Camp Survivor: Game of Life & ZEBRA Coalition - 5pm, Monday, July 11

Camp Survivor: Healthy Relationships- 5pm, Monday, July 18

​​​Camp Survivor: Finale Food Challenge - 5pm, Monday, July 25

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.

Campfire Cooking with Chef Scott 

  • Take your taste buds on an adventure! Join Chef Scott Owens as he demonstrates how to elevate camp-food favorites!

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. 

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! 

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!

International Festival

  • Experience the world through activities and food that highlight some of the world's greatest architectural masterpieces. Featuring live samba, belly dance, and hula dance performances and a face painter extraordinaire!  Sponsored by KUA and Buenaventura Lakes Friends of the Library.

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. 

 

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 

  • Take your taste buds on an adventure! Join Chef Scott Owens as he demonstrates how to elevate camp-food favorites! ​

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.

International Festival

  • Experience the world through activities and food that highlight some of the world's greatest architectural masterpieces. Featuring live samba, belly dance, and hula dance performances and a face painter extraordinaire!  Sponsored by KUA and Buenaventura Lakes Friends of the Library.

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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