Summer Reading Program

June 8 - August 15, 2015

Register at the Library or online.

Event Location Change:

Events at RCI will now be at Prairie View Elementary BIG GYM

Materials Print if you register online:

How it works:

  • This program is for ages 4-12. Children who are 12 can choose to do the Teen Summer Reading Program.
  • You are asked to complete 8 Mission Files.
  • For each completed Mission File you earn a reward and an entry slip for the Grand Prize Drawing.
  • Each Mission File includes reading as well as literacy and science activities.
  • You complete the Mission Files at your own pace.
  • When you turn in a completed Mission File, you receive a new Mission File as well as your reward and entry slip.
  • For every Mission File completed, $.10 will be donated to the Oregon/Brooklyn Food Pantry.


Free Family Events

NEW Location:

Events at RCI will now be at Prairie View Elementary BIG GYM

All programs are: all ages, free, and run about 45 minutes. Programs are sponsored by Friends of the Oregon Library and the South Central Library System. Please check below for times and locations. If you need accommodations to attend library programs, please call (608) 835-3656 two weeks in advance.
5th Annual Worm Race
Thursday, June 18, 2 pm
Oregon Library
Registration required and starts on Monday, June 8.

Superhero Academy
Thursday, June 25, 2 - 4 pm
Oregon Library
Superhero crafts, games and activities. Drop-in event.

Yo-Yo Guy Mark Hayward
Thursday, July 9, 2 pm
NEW location! Prairie View Elementary BIG GYM

MMOCA Art Cart
Saturday, July 18, 10 am – Noon
Waterman Park
Art projects from Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Co-Sponsored by MMOCA and Oregon Chamber of Commerce. Drop-in event.

Magic Morgan & Liliana Show
Thursday, July 23, 2 pm
NEW location! Prairie View Elementary BIG GYM

Thursday, July 30, 2 pm
NEW location! Prairie View Elementary BIG GYM

LEGO Creations Expo
August Dates & Times TBA
Oregon Library
Kids bring their LEGO creations from home to the Library and have a chance to win cool prizes. Registration required to compete but everyone welcome to view the creations.

End of Summer Pool Party
Wednesday, August 26, 1 - 6 pm

Oregon Pool
Keep reading so you don’t miss out on some splashy fun! Children and teens can earn FREE entry to the End of Summer Pool Party. Rubber Ducky participants are also included.

Everyone is welcome to the Pool Party even if you do not complete the reading program. However, you must pay the entry fee to the Oregon Pool ($1.50 for children and $3 for adults).


Science Lab

Kids will explore science concepts and do hands-on activities. For ages K-6. 
Please register for each session at the Library or call 608-835-3656. Registration starts June 8.

June 29         1 pm and 2 pm       Speed Racer Science

July 13          1 pm and 2 pm       Skittle Painting

July 27          1 pm and 2 pm       Bubble Works

August 10     1 pm and 2 pm      Marshmallow Engineering



The children and teen programs are supported by the generous donations of the following businesses and organizations:
Friends of the Oregon Library
Cousins Subs
Dane County Fair
Eugster’s Farm Market
Madison Mallards
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Milwaukee Planetarium
Milwaukee Public Museum
Oregon Froyo
Pizza Hut 
Rocky Rococo Pizza
Schuster’s Playtime Farm
South Central Library System
UW-Madison Geology Museum