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Children's Programs

All children's programs are free, and do not require a library card to participate!

Summer Reading!

Summer Reading helps keep your brain active when school is out for summer break! Building a reading habit will also help you for the rest of your life. Reading is great for mental health, intelligence, empathy, and entertainment. Try to read a little every day!

Sign up to track your reading and earn prizes at Beanstack. And join us in the library for fun events where you can hear stories, make cool projects, learn new things, and make friends! No registration or library card are needed to attend any of our events!

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Grand Finale Picnic featuring the Alphabeticians
Tuesday July 30, 6 PM

Celebrate your summer reading accomplishments with a picnic on the library lawn! Enjoy hot dogs, snow cones, and punch on us, then dance to tunes by The Alphabeticians who'll be bringing their rock'n'roll for families to Longview. The Grand Finale Picnic is free and open to all summer reading families thanks to the generous support of the Longview Library Foundation, Friends of the Longview Public Library, Early Bird Lions, Foster Farms and the Friends of the Kelso Public Library.

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge encourages you to read 1,000 books to your infant, toddler, or preschooler before their first day of kindergarten. 1000 books? That's too much! We hear you! You can do it! Start with one book - any book! Favorite books can be repeated. Books read to your child by other family members and friends, at daycare or playtime, and at library storytime all count.

To help keep up the momentum and stay motivated along the way, Longview Library will provide tips, targeted book recommendations, fun incentives, plus a free book and book bag, stickers, recognition on the Reading Tree, and after you reach 1000 books, a backpack with supplies for your little one's first day of school. Use the Beanstack link to sign up anytime and start logging books on September 20.

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