BVPL Summer Reading program to kick off June 2

Bella Vista Public Library staff members are preparing for exciting multi-generational programs when they kick off the Summer Reading Program in early June.

The Summer Reading Program, themed “All Together Now,” kicks off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 2, and is for all ages. The drop-in event will feature Summer Reading Program sign-ups, activity stations, a special guest performer and more.

Pre-registration is now underway through the Beanstack App. 

Throughout the six-week program, staff will host events and interactive programming. The Summer Reading Program concludes on July 14. Prizes will be awarded for all ages who reach their reading goals.

**Programs are subject to change.

Activities this summer include:
Summer Reading Kick-Off Party with special guest princess – Drop in from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 2. Registration day for all ages.
End of Summer Reading Block Party – 12 to 2 p.m. Friday, July 14. Registration required. Call the Library once you have completed your challenge in Beanstack to reserve a spot!

Pre-School Storytime - 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Fridays, ages 0-5 (Special guests: The Amazeum June 16 & music instructor Lindsay Burnett July 7).
Big Kid Storytime - 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, ages 6-8, unless otherwise stated. (Special guest: The Amazeum on June 27).
Movies at the Library – 4 p.m. Monday, June 5 — Bad Guys (PG). Runtime: 1 hr 40 m
Family Lego Day – Wednesdays, June 7 & July 5, all day for all ages.
George Reader Magic Show – 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 7. Recommended for ages 5+.
Kids' Printing Workshop with artist Paige Dirksen – 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 14. Recommended for ages 6-12.
STEAM Workshop: Mr. Jeff Science – 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 28. Recommended for ages 6-12.
Movies at the Library – 4 p.m. Monday, July 3 — The Lego Movie (PG). Runtime: 1 hr 40 m
Opera in the Ozarks - Cinderella, 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 5. Recommended for ages 6+.
Wonders of Wildlife - Book & A Beast, Wednesday, July 12 at two different times: Noon and 1:15 p.m. Recommended for ages 5+.

Teen Night – 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, June 2 — Game Night. 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, July 7 — Teen Night Jeopardy.
Teen Book Club – 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20.
Craft Club – We’re Hooked! Crafting Club, crocheting and knitting, 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22.

Adult Speaker Series, 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 5 — Rick Echols, Bella Vista Village Property Owners Association Lakes & Fisheries Superintendent, “Bella Vista Fishing.”
Not Your Mama's Romance Book Club – 5 p.m. Monday, June 12 and July 10.
We're Hooked! Crafting Club – 1-2:30 p.m. every Thursday: June 8 - July 13.
True Crime Club – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22. Case: Jodi Arias.
True Crime Club: Current Events – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13 and July 11.
The Book Was Better Book Club – 5 p.m. Thursday, June 8. Book: A Man Called Ove, and on July 13, The Secret Life of Bees.