Please note: All Library branches will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observation of Memorial Day.

Things To DO This Summer at the Library!

Dive into reading this summer during our Summer Reading program with Ocean of Possibilities. Then spend some time as a reading volunteer at the Key West Parrot Rescue!

What is the Summer Reading Program?

Every summer, MCPL offers Summer Reading programs to keep kids and their families reading all summer long. We believe reading is a fundamental skill. Summer Reading is a community tradition that promotes reading for fun and lifelong enrichment. We create an encouraging framework for learning for all ages during the summer. Reading together as a family helps prevent summer learning loss and encourages strong communication & bonding. Summer Reading isn’t just for kids but for teens as well.

How to participate in Summer Reading:

  • Visit the library and check out books or download eBooks from our digital library.
  • Pick up a Reading log each week from your library (or print it out from the link below)
  • Read at least 15- 20 minutes every day and keep track on your reading log.
  • Enjoy Arts and Crafts with the librarians
  • Become a reading volunteer. Pick up a Parrot Reading log and read to a bird at the Key West Parrot Rescue.
  • Turn in your reading log to win a prize
  • Participate in one of our events each week!

Become a Reading Volunteer:

Saturdays from 11-3 spend an afternoon reading to parrots at Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden. Check in at the Library to pick up a Parrot Reading Log , read to a parrot at Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden then come back to the library to earn a reading prize. For Information here: Parrot Storytime

List of Events:

Events for Children ages 0-5

Storytime Luau June 10 11am

Learn how to do the hula, play and make fun crafts with us!

Pirate Day June 17 11am

Set sail for the library as we go hunting for treasure. Come dressed in your best pirate outfit!

Steve Weeks Concert June 24 11am

Nationally known kindie musician is back at the library for an interactive family fun concert filled with music, humor and games.

Fairy Tale Day Puppet Show July 1 11am

Calling all Princes, Princesses and Princex! Enjoy a wacky fun retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. Then make your own puppet after the show!

Knights & Dragons July 8th 11am

Battle a dragon and create your own coat of arms in this adventurous Storytime!

Slime Storytime July 15th 11am

Does your child love to make slime? Then they’ll love Slime Storytime!

Where’d all the Dinosaurs Go? July 22 11Am

Become a paleontologist for the day and dig for dinosaur fossils at the library!! RAWR!!

Make a Splash! Marine Biology July 29 11Am

Learn about the oceans and the amazing creatures that live in it. See live animals!

Events for Children ages 6-12

Book Fair Luau June 11 12:00

It’s a Reading Celebration! Get’s some free books, play games, and make crafts at our luau!

Dive into Reading! June 18 12:00

Did you know can start scuba diving at the age of eight years old? Come learn all about scuba diving from experienced dive instructors.

Slime Fair! June 25 12:00

Time to get slimy! Make your own batch of ooey-gooey slime, then learn the about Elephant Tooth Paste.

MCSO Animal Farm July 2 12:00

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Animal Farm is home to over 250 animals, and they will bring some of those animals to the library!

Make a splash about Marine Biology July 9th 12:00

Learn about the oceans and the amazing creatures that live in it. Special guest from the Key West aquarium.

Art Day! July 16th 12:00

Be immersed in creativity as we explore different art styles. Pottery, Painting, and much more! Then Submit your piece to our art gallery in the library!

Escape Room- July 23 Call to Make a reservation

Find Clues, Solve Puzzles, Escape Before Time Runs Out. All day library event. Call to make your reservation!

Events for Teens

Join in on weekly challenges for a chance to win a $50 gift card (each week)! Every Thursday at 4:00 we’ll be dishing out challenges to teens . First to win or finishes get’s a $50 gift card First challenge starts June 9.

Challenge’s include:

  • Trivia
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Races
  • Smash Bros Tournament

and much more!

Summer Reading Log 2022


All Ages Arts & Culture Easy Reader Graphic Novels Key West LibraryKidsSummer ReadingYoung Adult