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Discover Summer

Discover Summer will make this summer fun, active, and educational. Get started by printing off your Discover Summer Log today or pick one up at any Lexington Public Library location. Explore and investigate wild animals, wonders of the deep, live music, cartoon drawing, Minecraft, and lots more.

Now Through August 1st!


Pick Your Summer Challenge

Download and Print Now - Return to any library branch after June 1st

Summer Challenge

(All Ages - Activities & Reading)

Summer Reading Challenge

(All Ages - Reading Only)

Wee Reader's
Summer Challenge

(Ages 0-2)

Spanish Version

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A special thanks to our Discover Summer partners:

Alltech
The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky
Friends of the Library
Lexington Family Magazine
Lextran
Malibu Jack’s Family Fun Center
NOMI Design
Parks and Recreation Department
Reach Out and Read Kentucky

 

Big Discover Summer Events

This is where you can find information about our biggest Discover Summer events for kids!  Click here for more Discover Summer information for all ages.

All events are free.

Registration is required for some programs for each child who will be attending.  Please register if applicable by clicking on the link for that session.  To inquire about registering a group, please call (859) 231-5500.

 


 

Kick-off Parties

Welcome summer by picking up your Discover Summer challenge, meeting nearly a dozen Honey Hill Petting Zoo critters, and enjoying hands-on fun. Incoming kindergarteners are V.I.P.s and will enjoy special Countdown to Kindergarten activities! For all kids.

 

Animal Architects

Join us for an up-close view of a variety of exotic animals from around the world! Lean about each animal's unique ability to build & construct for survival in the wild.

 

Math-terpiece Workshop

Tessellations, geoboards, Mobius strips & more hands-on activities add up a beautiful blend of art & math. For ages 6-12. Registration required.

 

Zak Morgan Live!

GRAMMY nominee Zak Morgan's unique brand of children's music delivers songs with charm that tickle the funny bone of children and adults alike.

 

Wonders of the Deep

Deep in the ocean, some special creatures rely on bioluminescence (the ability to glow in the dark) for their survival. Meet some of these deep ocean dwellers with hands-on science & art activities. For ages 6-12. Registration required.

 

Snowcones & More

Cool down with hands-on outdoor fun and free snow cones while they last!

 

Library CSI: Crime Solvers

Put on your detective's hat to solve a puzzling crime while learning about fingerprinting, secret codes, tracks, eyewitness interviews, & more. For ages 6-12. Registration required.

 

Learn to Cartoon with Steve Harpster

Anyone can learn to draw with help from cartoonist Steve Harpster. Watch, laugh, & draw along to make your own creations.

 

Wrap Up Parties

It's YOUR pick!  Kids are voting to pick the Wrap Up Party for their branch!  Come join us for the fun and celebrate the end of summer.

Discover Summer Events

Wed. June 14th -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Tessellations, geoboards, Mobius strips & more hands-on activities add up a beautiful blend of art & math. For... More Info

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Northside Branch - Story Room
Wed. June 14th -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Bags of STEAMOpen paper bags to discover a fun STEAM activity.
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Wed. June 14th -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Drop by to enjoy hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) activities. For ages 6-12. 
Thu. June 15th -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Is yeast alive? What does DNA look like? What makes soda fizzy? Learn the answers to all of these questions and many... More Info
Eastside Branch - Large Conference Room
Thu. June 15th -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Tessellations, geoboards, Mobius strips & more hands-on activities add up a beautiful blend of art & math. For... More Info

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Fri. June 16th -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Tessellations, geoboards, Mobius strips & more hands-on activities add up a beautiful blend of art & math. For... More Info

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Sat. June 17th -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Knock one outta the park!  Come join us in Phoenix Park for a morning of fun with sports themed inflatables!
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Sat. June 17th -
5:45pm to 8:00pm
Try to outlast your friends at this after-hours laser tag showdown!  For Teens.  Registration Required.

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Mon. June 19th -
10:00am to 11:00am
GRAMMY nominee Zak Morgan's unique brand of children's music delivers songs with charm that tickle the funny bone of... More Info
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Mon. June 19th -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Is yeast alive? What does DNA look like? What makes soda fizzy? Learn the answers to all of these questions and many... More Info
Mon. June 19th -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
GRAMMY nominee Zak Morgan's unique brand of children's music delivers songs with charm that tickle the funny bone of... More Info
Tue. June 20th -
10:00am to 11:00am
GRAMMY nominee Zak Morgan's unique brand of children's music delivers songs with charm that tickle the funny bone of... More Info
Northside Branch - Large Conference Room
Tue. June 20th -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
GRAMMY nominee Zak Morgan's unique brand of children's music delivers songs with charm that tickle the funny bone of... More Info
Eastside Branch - Large Conference Room
Wed. June 21st -
10:00am to 11:00am
GRAMMY nominee Zak Morgan's unique brand of children's music delivers songs with charm that tickle the funny bone of... More Info
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Wed. June 21st -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Drop by to enjoy hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) activities. For ages 6-12. 
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Wed. June 21st -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
GRAMMY nominee Zak Morgan's unique brand of children's music delivers songs with charm that tickle the funny bone of... More Info
Northside Branch - Story Room
Wed. June 21st -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Can You Build It? Calling all engineers! It's time to get innovative as you build with fun and surprising materials-... More Info
Northside Branch - Large Conference Room
Thu. June 22nd -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Come learn about and create a manga character in this fun, exploratory program!  Kids will learn the basics of manga (... More Info
Sat. June 24th -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Come join us in Phoenix Park for a morning of juggling fun from the Cincinnati Circus!  They will be bringing their... More Info
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Sun. June 25th -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Don't miss your chance to see and touch some amazing Coral Catsharks! Learn proper touch technique, what these sharks... More Info

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School Summer Reading Lists

If your school isn’t listed below or doesn't have a link, ask your school officials to send their summer reading lists to webmaster@lexpublib.org.

Depending on what each school has made available, the links below lead either to that school’s website or to a list in PDF format. To open PDF documents, download Adobe Reader.

 

Public Elementary | Public Middle | Public High | Independent Schools

Kentucky Bluegrass Awards

 

Fayette County Battle of the Books

 

Public Elementary Schools

 

Public Middle Schools

 

Public High Schools

 

Independent Schools

 

Don't see your school?

Ask your school officials to send their summer reading lists to webmaster@lexpublib.org.

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