Lake Oswego, OR

Take Your Kids to the Lake Oswego Public Library for Activity Giveaways in August

Michelle Jaqua
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During the month of August, the Lake Oswego library is partnering with University of Oregon's Museum of Natural and Cultural History to offer activity kits to youngsters for kids age 4 and up.

In the past summers, The Museum of Natural and Cultural History has had a traveling program through the State of Oregon, which included visiting our local library for hands-on learning. During the pandemic, the program has switched to offering do-it-yourself kits for kids.

Every Monday in August, 55 kits will be handed out to kids. The four kits are "Oregon's Dino-story," Power of Plants," "Oregon's Amazing Animals," and "Engineer It! Exploring Ancient Technologies." Each kit will come with it's own QR code to scan for instructions. If the library runs out of kits by the time you arrive, you can still use the QR code and help your child with the activity using household items.

The activity kits are meant to stimulate children's minds and get them interested in learning before they enter kindergarten or first grade. The kits are available in English and Spanish.

This program has been a staple of the library every summer through the support of the Friends of the Lake Oswego Library, and The Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Next year they will return to on-site activities for the kiddos.

The Summer Library Challenge 2021

The summer challenge is still going strong at the library, which ends August 31st. Whether you're six or 60, or any age, you can still participate. You'll need to create an account and add your profile. Then read! Log your Read or listen to books and log your books in your Reader Profile. You can earn raffle tickets for weekly drawings of edible or bookish treats and our Grand Prize gift certificate for a stay at the Oregon coast.

Kids, tweens, and teens up to grade 12 can also complete suggested non-reading activities which can include following a recipe or visiting a park.

If you're interested in participating in this program, go to their webpage HERE.

Heck, I've already read or listened to at least five books this summer! I've decided to enter myself into the contest and who knows, I may be able to stay at the beach just for reading!

Located in the First Addition neighborhood, The Lake Oswego Public Library is open 7 days a week. Here is the contact information:

Address: 706 Fourth Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Main Number: 503.636.7628
Librarian: 503.675.2540

Mon-Thu...10:00am - 7:00pm
Fri-Sat.......10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun.............1:00pm - 5:00pm

Happy reading!

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Michelle Jaqua is a freelance writer who lives in the beautiful state of Oregon. She writes about a variety of news and happenings in the Pacific Northwest, along with some PNW history and fun facts. Subscribe to her page and get her posts in your email.


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