Summer reading program 2022

Summer Reading Program 2022

Registration for the Cathlamet Public Library’s Summer Reading program, “Oceans of Possibilities”, began June 19. The program, for readers of all ages, was co-sponsored by the Blanche Bradley Memorial Library Foundation. The library challenged readers to set personal or family daily reading goals and log titles of books they have read. Readers who logged titles of books they finished between June 19 and July 31, 2022 earned prizes along the way. 

Besides the online reading challenge, the library hosted events Wednesdays, June 22 through August 3rd from 1-2pm, for children ages 5-15 and their families at Erickson Park on Columbia Street. Activities at the events include outdoor story times, make-and-take ocean-related crafts, games, and a final awards party with snacks, certificates and more prizes August 3rd from 1-2:30pm. 

2022 Cathlamet Public Library

Children’s Summer Reading Program

Wednesdays, June 22-Aug 3rd, 1-2+pm, at Erickson Park

Register at: or at the library.

     6/22 – “Discover Treasures” / Beanstack summer reading challenge

  • Seashore life: seashells / tide pools / marine shore mammals / shorebirds
  1. Seashell art / starfish art

     6/29 – “Explore New Depths”

  • Ocean zones / diving /submarines /submersibles
  1. Ocean zone painting

     7/6 – “Seven Seas Infinite Stories” – Shipwrecks / Lighthouses

  1. Build an aluminum foil boat that can hold x numbers of pennies and float
  2. Craft: start making a jellyfish

     7/13 – “Our Blue Planet” – Ocean tides, currents, weather / flotsam and

                     Jetsam, pollution / Ocean trivia

  1. Crafts: Fish from recycled plastic water bottle / finish jellyfish

     7/20 – “An Ocean of Wonders” – Shark / fish / whale / octopus / squid

  1. Crafts: Foam shark in ocean water bottle /pufferfish painting

     7/27 – “Uncharted” –   Ocean floor: Bermuda triangle, coral reefs, Sargasso          

                      Sea, Mariana trench / eels, salmon

  1. Undersea collage mural (each one makes a section and we put it together)

     8/3 (1-2:30pm) - “Award and Participation Party”

Snacks, prizes, awards, certificates


Made possible with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State.