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Front of Winter Haven Library with fountain and Richard's Coffee

Summer Program 2022

Dive into Oceans of Possibilities with this year’s Summer Reading from June 6 – July 28! Registration is required for most events as space is limited. Registration opens June 3rd.

This summer unfortunately we cannot accommodate daycares, summer camps, or groups.

June 15 & July 13
10:30am – 11:30am

Adults and kids of all ages, bring your strategy and creativity! The challenge? Open a mystery bag of items and within the one hour time limit, construct something using EVERY item in the bag! Once you have finished, your creation will be displayed in the Library.

*Requires at least one family member 18 or older, registration is NOT required, but space is limited.

Shark Scavenger Hunt June 16 at
10:30 a.m. OR 2:30 p.m.
Registration opens June 3
Ocean Scavenger Hunt June 23 at
10:30 a.m. OR 2:30 p.m.
Registration opens June 17
Snake Education with a Twist June 30 at 10:30 a.m. Registration opens June 24
Shark and Fish Craft July 7 at
10:30 a.m. OR 2:30 p.m.
Registration opens June 1
Katie Adams’ Make Believe Theater presents Pirate Tales! July 14 at 10:30 a.m. Registration opens July 8
Mad Science of NE Central FL presents Amazing Oceans July 21 at 10:30 a.m. Registration opens July 15
Pirate Ships and Buried Treasure Craft July 28 at
10:30 a.m. OR 2:30 p.m.
Registration opens July 22

Summer Story Time

Children enjoy stories, songs, finger plays and puppet shows that develop early literacy skills and promote interaction between parents and children. Ages 5 and under.

10:30am – 11:30am OR  2:30pm – 3:30pm
June 14 Registration opens June 10
June 21 Registration opens June 17
June 28 Registration opens June 24
July 5 Registration opens July 1
July 12 Registration opens July 8
July 19 Registration opens July 15
July 26 Registration opens July 22

Reading with the Rays is back! Stop by the library to pick up your game card. As you read, track your hours by rounding the bases. For each base, return to the library to collect your prize! Reach home base by reading a total of 24 hours this summer and receive two (2) tickets to a Rays home game!

For more information about the Reading with the Rays program, go to

Don’t forget to submit how many pages you’ve read to:Winter Haven Reads Help us read 1 million pages this summer