Register for Summer Programs at the Library

Dive into “Oceans of Possibilities” this summer as the Vinita Public Library presents their summer reading program.  Registration and Kick-Off are on Friday, May 27 from noon to 2:00 p.m. for children, teens and adults.  At registration, receive a summer reading packet, including reading log and calendar, reading goody bag and a sweet treat from the snow cone truck.

Children’s programs will be on Fridays in June at 10:30 am, as well as July 8th , and a wrap up party on July 29th at 11:00 am. Activities include story time, games, snacks, crafts, and art projects with an ocean theme, like shell painting, Tropical Bingo, and sand art necklaces.  Children six years of age and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

The library will bring in two special programs for summer reading. “Unchartered Waters” by Finer Arts of Oklahoma will be at the library on June 17 at 10:30 am. This interactive program shares stories, chanties and undersea secrets using drama, games and other silliness.

“Magic by Tangles” will present at summer reading on July 8 at 10:30 am. This is an interactive storytelling event featuring sea creatures and pirates.  The special programs are free and open to all. 

New to the library this summer are programs for teens, and adults. Teen programs will be at 2:00 pm on June 3, 17, and July 8.  Teens will enjoy programs and art projects, such as a Bob Ross paint along.

Adult 18+ who are Vinita Public Library account holders are invited to register for the adult program.  Adults can be entered into a prize drawing after they have completed reading 5 or more books and turn in their reading log by July 22. 

The deadline for all reading logs to be turned in is July 22.  There will be an Awards and Splash Pad day for all age groups on July 29 at 11:00 am.

Summer reading program is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Science Foundation. The library also thanks local businesses and organizations that generously donate funds and prize coupons to provide reading incentives for the community.

For more information, call the library at 918-256-2115, email at, or come by the library at 215 West Illinois, Monday through Friday from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (7 pm on Thursday) and from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm on Saturdays. Follow the Vinita library on Facebook for updates.

Visit the Vinita Library to sign up for summer reading and see the display of Summer Reading Prizes for all age groups. 

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