Oceans of Possibilities
by Krisene Watson, CCPL Outreach Librarian
Summertime at Campbell County Public Library (CCPL) and Wright Branch Library (WBL) is busy—and great fun! Oceans of Possibilities summer reading programs for all ages will feature great adventures as well as opportunities to win prizes—just for reading! Stop by your library in Gillette or Wright to collect your reading log and information about the program. Gillette residents are also invited to sign up on READsquared where parents can set up accounts for every member in the family.
CCPL’s summer reading kickoff is Saturday, June 4, 11am-2pm. In addition to informational and educational booths by various community agencies, including the Boys & Girls Club, Gillette Community Theater, Campbell County DARE Officers, and many more, the CCPL children’s staff will present ocean-themed puppet shows at 11:30am and 12:15pm. Lakota hoop dancer, Starr Chief Eagle, will perform and discuss the Lakota hoop dance at 1pm. Check out the schedule of all our June programs.
WBL is planning two summer reading kickoff events. All ages are invited to hang out with Curtis Mork, The LEGO Guy, on June 8 at 10am, and on Friday, June 10 at 1:30pm, teens can compete in a sidewalk chalk art contest.
Your libraries’ 2022 youth summer reading programs in Gillette and Wright were made possible in part through funding from the Campbell County One Percent sales tax. One Percent funds support 75% of this summer’s youth summer reading expenses. Thank you to Campbell County residents who support youth literacy at your county libraries!
CCPL’s Extension Services also has a summer reading program. This little-known department offers outreach services to homebound library patrons and residents of our local senior care centers. Our homebound patrons, senior apartment patrons at Bicentennial, Cottonwood, and Pioneer apartments, and patrons at The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center, as well as Campbell County Senior Center book club members are invited to participate in our reading program and have a chance to win a prize from our weekly drawings.
There are new possibilities for Wright adults age 55 and up to enjoy this summer, too, thanks to your library. WBL and Wright Senior Center are partnering to host a painting and drawing class with a Creative Aging grant from Lifetime Arts, the Wyoming Arts Council, and the Wyoming State Library.
Oceans of possibilities await you and your family at your library this summer. Come make some great memories with us!