Summer Reading Program

2016 SRP poster

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ

For children ages birth to 6th grade


For summer reading programs for older ages, see the Teen Summer Reading Program and the Adult Summer Reading Program.

READ! Read for at least 20 minutes a day for at least 20 days and receive a free book and other prizes. All readers qualify for a chance to win an annual pass to the Oregon Zoo.

SCIENCE! Complete 10 science explorations and receive a science prize. All Science finishers qualify for a chance to win an annual family pass to OMSI.

Children ages birth to sixth grade can sign up between Monday, June 6, and Friday, August 12, at the library. Parents are welcome to read to their prereading child and complete the goal by Wednesday, August 31.

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Wilsonville Friends of the Library and the Wilsonville Public Library Foundation.

For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at 503-570-1592 or

Youth Programs at the Library

Family Stories & Science

Enjoy a story and a science demonstration, then experience follow-up crafts and hands-on science activities. For ages 3 and up.

June 21 through July 27
Tuesday evenings, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 
Wednesday mornings, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday afternoons, 1:30 PM  - 2:30 PM 
Oak Room


Baby Time

Enjoy books, rhymes, and songs for ages 0-12 months.

June 21 through July 26
Tuesday mornings, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (incl. playtime)
Oak Room


Toddler Time

Stories, rhymes, and activities for ages 1 & 2.

June 21 through July 26
Tuesday mornings, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Oak Room


Summer Fun Shows

These FREE performances are geared for school-age children. 
Seating is limited, so come early to get your seat!

Thursday, June 23: Oregon Bird Man
Get up close and personal with Amazon parrots, macaws, and more!
11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM

Thursday, June 30: Presto the Magician
Magic that will amaze you! Laugh out loud funny from start to finish.
11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM

Thursday, July 7: Mz. Pearl's Variety Show
Laugh and have a fun time at this clown show with juggling, magic, and dance
11:00 AM and 12:30 PM

Thursday, July 14: Teatro Calamari
A whimsical and innovative experience with puppets, storytelling, and physical theater.
11:00 AM and 12:30 PM

Thursday, July 21: Music and more with Brad Clark
Music, comedy, and stories by our very own Youth Librarian Brad Clark.
11:00 AM and 12:30 PM

Thursday, July 28: Summer Reading Celebration with The Reptile Man
Bring your friends and a picnic lunch, and join us for summer reptile fun in the park.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Murase Plaza


Friday Family Films

Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a variety of family-friendly films Fridays at noon in the Oak Room.

June 24 through July 29 
Fridays, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 
Oak Room

Películas en español para la familia

Disfrutan unas películas para familias todos los viernes en el salón Oak. Las películas en español empiezan a las 2:00. Siéntense en la libertad de traer unas meriendas.

24 junio hasta el 29 julio
los viernes, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 
En el salón Oak


Science Classes by Mad Science

Free one-hour hands-on science classes for kids entering grades 1-5. Presented by Mad Science.

Sign-up starting July 11 at the Children's Desk or by phone (503-570-1599). Space is limited, so register early.

Super Structures
A fantastic introduction to some of the concepts, terms and ideas behind engineering and architecture.
Monday, August 1: 5-6 pm, 6:30-7:30 pm

Watts Up
Explore the world of electricity as we learn about sparks and lightning.
Tuesday, August 2: 10-11 am, 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Slime Time
Learn science while making ooey, gooey slime!
Wednesday, August 3: 1-2 pm, 2:30-3:30 pm

Fantastic Fliers
The Wright Brothers would be proud as we follow in their footsteps and learn the
fundamental principles of flight.
Thursday, August 4: 10-11 am, 11:30 am-12:30 pm