Summer Reading Activities & Events

Get active this summer!  Lots of things to do for all ages. Scroll down to find something fun for you or your family.

For more information about how to register for the summer reading program this year or to see a list of our prize drawings, please go to our summer reading information page.  

1

Alberr the Trickster Tortoise's Digital Escape Room at Pioneer Park

An interdimensional traveling tortoise named Alberr, created a digital escape room outside the Puyallup Public Library in Pioneer Park.  Can you solve the puzzles created by this tricky tortoise?  Recommended for ages 10+.  Work in a group or by yourself. Click here to get started!

Teen and Adult Events

Writing Workshop: "You Are a Sea Cucumber, You Are a Wolf: Writing Like an Animal" presented by local poet and artist Troy Kehm-Goins
Wednesday, August 4
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us we explore the voices of animals in literature. Through examples, writing prompts, exercises, and games we will try to capture our own “animal voice” on the page as a short poem, flash fiction, or the perfect sentence to include in a larger piece. Ages 12+. Registration required.   . 

1

Weekly Take & Make Kits for Kids 

Nothing to do? Inspire imagination and creativity with a different STEAM Take and Make kit each week, available at the library while supplies last.  From crafts to science, kits include the materials needed for each project. Recommended for children ages 5+.  While supplies last.  

Starting August 9: Robot Hand STEAM Activity   
This DIY Robot Hand is a simple and inventive engineering activity that explores the basics of robotics. You can create a moving, bendable hand with just straws, paper, and string!

1

Summer Storytime Videos

PRESCHOOL POWER STORYTIMES
Join Miss Bonnie for stories, songs, fingerplays and more. Reading, rhyming, singing, and talking inspire literacy and language development, the foundations of learning. Storytime is structured to help show parents and caregivers how they can help their child interact with books and develop early literacy skills, too! Especially for ages 3 to 5. Watch these videos now on the library's YouTube channel.

SING-A-SONG STORYTIMES
Join Ms. Carol and Ms. Debi as we sing, dance, and rhyme to music. Singing and dancing along are highly encouraged! This storytime experience will help your child learn new and old songs, follow directions as we move to the music, develop phonological awareness, and so much more. Recommended for children 1-6 years old. Watch these videos now on the library's YouTube channel.   

Giraffe2

Page Turner Adventures

Lions and Tigers and Chickens …oh, my! Get ready for a Story Safari with Page Turner ANIMAL Adventures! Watch online for new VIRTUAL activities every day. Experience interactive comedy shows, crafts, recipes, virtual field trips, and guest performers. Find the links here, in Beanstack, and on our social media feeds!

If prompted, put in this Username and Password:
Username: PuyallupLibrary
Password: summer2021

SWAMP STORIES 

 SHOW DAY: Everglades Adventure
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link

 CRAFT DAY: Tube Snakes
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link. For craft instructions click here

 AUTHOR DAY: Christina Soontornvat
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link

 MASHUP DAY: Big Mouth Frog story and Origami Jumping Frog
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link. For craft instructions click here.

 GUEST PERFORMER: Roger Day
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link


FANTASTIC BEASTS 

 SHOW DAY: The Book From Outer Space
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link

 CRAFT DAY: Paper Plate Dinosaurs
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link. For craft instructions click here

 ILLUSTRATOR DAY: Raissa Figeruoa
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link

 MASHUP DAY: Frozen Unicorn Horns
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link. For craft instructions click here

 GUEST DAY: Dustin Growick, the Dinosaur Whisperer
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link


CREEPY CRAWLIES WEEK 

 SHOW DAY: The Smallest Show on Earth!  
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link

 CRAFT DAY: Climbing Spider Craft
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link. For craft instructions click here

 AUTHOR DAY: Candace Fleming
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link

 MASHUP DAY: Bug Bites Recipe
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link. For craft instructions click here

 GUEST PERFORMER: Bobby Norfolk
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link


SAFARI STORIES WEEK

SHOW DAY: The Sofa Safari Game Show!  What animal eats upside down? How many hearts does an octopus have? Can you hop as high as a kangaroo? These questions and more will be answered during Sofa Safari, the interactive game show that takes you on a safari without leaving your sofa!
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link

CRAFT DAY: Jungle Safari Flashlight Craft
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link. For craft instructions click here

ILLUSTRATOR DAY: David DePasquale
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link

MASHUP DAY:   A virtual visit with Jim Hammond, puppet master from THE LION KING.
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link. For craft instructions click here

GUEST DAY: Teachers of Nature
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link


CELEBRITY CRITTERS WEEK

SHOW DAY: The PAW-cademy Awards!  Get ready to roll out the red carpet when a cast of special guests join Kenny and Page during this classic awards-style show honoring furry friends of the silver screen, hero animals, and presidential pets.
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link

CRAFT DAY: Celebrity Paw Prints
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link. For craft instructions click here

AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR DAY: Pat Cummings
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link

MASHUP DAY: Page Cummings Reads her book HARVEY MOON, MUSEUM BOY!
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link

GUEST PERFORMER: Wesley Williams’ Puppy Pals-Comedy Dog Show
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link


PET PALS WEEK 

SHOW DAY: SUCH A LIBRARY! A live action/animated show about a wacky librarian, a magic book and, of course, lots of animals. Based on the book SUCH A LIBRARY! By Jill Ross Nadler (aka Page Turner).
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link

CRAFT DAY: Pet Pop Up Books  
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link. For craft instructions click here

AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR DAY: Author Donna Gephart and illustrator Francesca Chessa
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link.                                                                                                                                   

MASHUP DAY: Pet Pal Open Face Sandwiches
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link. For instructions click here

 GUEST DAY: Jamie Katz, Pet Detective
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link


FISH TALES WEEK 

SHOW DAY: The Ocean’s Got Talent
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link. . 

CRAFT DAY: “Printed” Ocean Scenes
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link. For craft instructions click here.   

AUTHOR DAY: Kate Messner
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link.. 

MASHUP DAY: Coffee Filter Fish
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link. For craft instructions click here. . 

GUEST PERFORMER: Yasu Ishida
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link.. 


FARM FRIENDS WEEK 

 SHOW DAY: Myrtle Over the Moon
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link.

CRAFT DAY: Cow Over the Moon Paper Plate Spinners
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link. link. For craft instruction click here

AUTHOR DAY: Tammi Sauer
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link

MASHUP DAY: Clucking Chicken Cups
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link. For craft instructions click here.

GUEST DAY: Kamal Bell from Sankofa Farms
To watch the FULL FUN video, click on this link.