Adults

Adult Summer Reading Program 2018! Sign up to read beaucoup (or pas beaucoup) books this summer and win toys, totes, and all the satisfaction that reading brings. Sign up at the front desk. Adult Summer Reading Program runs through August 31st.

Youth

Eight-week program for ages birth to teen that runs from June through mid August. Toddler Time and Preschool story times continue throughout the summer with theme-based Family Nights added on Wednesday evenings during the summer program months. Children can participate by signing up and reading alone or with family participation to earn prizes and a summer reading club shirt. Storytellers, magicians and musicians perform at Family Nights. Teens can also enjoy Teen Time programming every Tuesday. Summer Reading is funded in part by a Ready To Read grant with help from the Friends of the Driftwood Public Library and local merchants' donations. Sign Ups for Summer reading begin June 1st.

2018 Summer Reading Events

Lots of fun programs all summer long for all ages.

  • Mad Science- Dirt-y Science Show
    Wednesday, June 20th @ 6:30pm. View the poster.
    This event is designed to get kids excited about the science that happens underneath the ground! From the layers of the earth to the critters that live in the soil to natural phenomena that occur underground, we are going to discover some amazing things if we dig deep!

  • RipTyde
    Wednesday, June 27th @ 6:30pm. view the poster.
    Local teens show their rock and roll style for all ages at this loud and lively musical event!

  • Alex Zerbe
    Wednesday, July 11th @ 6:30pm. view the poster.
    The professional Zaniac has been performing for over 15 years with his non-stop comedy and amazing physical stunts. He’s like a human cartoon, a Guinness world record holder and seen on America’s Got Talent and Last Comic Standing. Alex is a show to see!

  • Habiba Addo
    Wednesday, July 18th @ 6:30pm. view the poster.
    A native of Ghana, West Africa, Habiba offers an interactive, multi-cultural performance with authentic West African costume, spiced with singing and movements. Her stories will encourage the audience to explore their own world as well as those far, far away.

  • Alex Llumiquinga Perez
    Wednesday, July 25th @ 6:30pm. view the poster.
    From Otter Rock/Salem, Alex is a traditional Andean musician and instrument maker. He was a child when he first started playing music in his native Quito, Ecuador. His father presented him his first charango (10-stringed lute) when he was 12. Since then, music and instruments have been his passion. Today, his family joins him in singing and traditional dancing in native costume in a colorful and cultural show. Alex also developed techniques for carving a variety of Andean flutes, including the pan and river cane flutes which he plays during his performances.

  • Brad Clark
    Wednesday, August 1st @ 6:30pm. view the poster.
    StorySong: Stories & Songs for children and the young at heart! Storytelling (usually with props, costumes, instruments and volunteers) mixed with music (lots of activity and fun; think “games-that-you-sing”). Always with an emphasis on fun, participation, the joy of reading, a love for lifelong learning, early literacy, and maybe even a bit of musical education with developmentally age appropriate material!

  • Karl Anderson the Oregon Bird Man
    Wednesday, August 8th @ 6:30pm. view the poster.
    Features parrot species representing 4 continents. An unforgettable experience that will educate and entertain. — featuring up-close-and-personal living ambassadors of the Avian world — including Conures, Cockatoos, Amazon Parrots, Macaws, and other colorful surprises! The show covers the natural history of these animals (most of which today are endangered), their specific behaviors, care in captivity, and responsible pet ownership.

  • Henrik Bothe
    Wednesday, August 15th @ 6:30pm. view the poster.
    Henrik brings audiences to their feet while sharing with them the most powerful of gifts – laughter. Mix the gentle humor of Victor Borge, the physical agility of Seinfeld’s Kramer, and the cross-generational appeal of Charlie Chaplin and you have some idea of what Henrik Bothe brings to the stage. He spins plates, walks on ladders, juggles without using his hands, spins ropes, manipulates fancy hats, and rides a unicycle that’s higher than the expectations you have for your group’s entertainment program. He walks with 4 legs, escapes from a straight jacket and so much more…

  • Oregon Rocks Wednesday, August 22nd @ 6:30pm. view the poster.
    Take off on a geology adventure to explore our ever-changing planet Earth. Dig deep into rocks, fossils, earthquakes and volcanos with fun, hands-on activities and rockin’ specimens, discovering the forces that have shaped Oregon’s landscape over time.