Read to Earn Prizes

Track your time spent reading this summer! Every sea creature on the tracker is worth 20 minutes of reading. When you complete an entire square on the tracker (3 hours of reading) you can turn that square in to enter our weekly drawing. Children and teens will earn a prize each time they turn in a square (1 prize per day per child/teen). 

You may choose to wait until your entire tracker is complete (18 hours of reading) to turn in any squares or you may turn in squares as you complete them. Trackers and prizes are available at all library locations. 

There are 5 different age groups for trackers and prizes: 0-5, 6-9, 10-13, 14-17, and 18+ (adult) 

Example reading tracker


Children & T(w)een Summer Library Club Programs

June 13 - July 19

 Mondays

1 pm - T(w)een Crafternoon (Ages 10+) 

Join us for crafts, books and discussions on ocean topics, and to learn how to find information at the library!

6/13 - Recycled plastic friendship bracelets

6/27 - Ocean themed tile painting

7/11 - Seaglass art

7/18 - Seashell painting

Tuesdays

10:30 am - Terrific Tuesdays (All Ages)

Science, magic, and animals, oh my! Tuesdays are terrific this summer as we have special guests show and teach us fun new things!

6/14 - McWane Science Center (Doster Center)

6/21 - Tickled Pink Petting Zoo (APPL)

6/28 - Hoop for Fitness (Doster Center)

7/5 - Tiger Rock (Doster Center)

7/12 - The Magic Man Bill Packard (Doster Center) 

7/19 - Be-At Your Best (Doster Center)

Wednesdays

10:30 am - Toddler Time* (Ages 12 m - 2 years)

Toddler Time is fun time! Littles ones are welcome to come dance, read, learn, and play with us. 

*Toddler Time is a first come, first serve storytime. We will only have books and toys for the first 20 families. Anyone that comes in after the first 20 is welcome to stay, but there will not be additional books or toys. 

2 pm - STEM Challenge (Ages 6-10)

Oceanographers, let's explore the ocean together! We will conduct experiments and learn about the ocean and the creatures that live in it at STEM Challenge.  

6/15 - Beach sand slime

6/22 - Build a boat that floats

6/29 - Water pollution activity

7/6 - Map the ocean floor 

7/13 - Beach ball boogie relay race 

Thursdays

10:30 am - Storytime (Ages 3-5)

What's your favorite ocean-themed story? Join us as we read stories, sing, dance, and create crafts on dry land. We'll also have special guests who are experts on oceans join us for storytime - Ariel and Moana!

6/16 - Ariel visits

7/14 - Moana visits 

1:30 pm - Detective Camp* (Ages 10+)

Have you always wanted to be a detective? Come solve crimes and bust criminals at Detective Camp! Real detectives from Prattville PD lead this program. 

*Registration is required. Each program is limited to 20 participants. To register, sign up or email bsmith@appl.info. 

Fridays

10:30 am-12:30 pm - Free Play Friday (All ages)

Want to play somewhere cooler this summer? Join us for Free Play Friday! Toys, activites, and books will be available for children of all ages to play with and enjoy in the main part of the library. Families may come and go as they please during the free play hours.


Adult Summer Library Club Programs

June 14 - July 19

Adult Programs every Tuesday evening

June 14th 5:30 PM - Adult Craft Night at the Library: Patriotic Wreath

Come join us to make your own patriotic star wreath, then take home your finished craft! Materials provided; by reservation only.

To register, visit bit.ly/applwreathcraft or go to the front desk. Patrons who do not reserve in advance are welcomed but are not guaranteed materials. They may still view the demonstration and receive a printout for their later reference.

June 21st 5:30 PM - Autauga County Master Gardeners Association Presents - Small Space Gardens

The third iteration of a monthly presentation series presented by the Autauga County Master Gardeners Association. This month the presentation is "Small Space Gardens"

June 28th 6:00 PM - Cookbook Club

Make your favorite recipe that fits the theme "Summer Vegetables" and bring to share in a potluck meal and recipe exchange. Please prepare at least six servings and bring a serving utensil for your dish; we will provide cups, plates, etc.

Please make the recipe as written (no ingredient substitutions) and bring the recipe so it can be displayed with your dish. We will create copies of each recipe for attendees who may wish to try making it themselves.

A vote will be taken on most delicious dish; the winner will win a $25 gift card to Kendrick Farm Market & Café

July 5th 5:30 - 7:30 PM - Adult Coloring Night

Join us for a relaxing night of coloring! Light refreshments will be served. We will provide coloring sheets, colored pencils, and felt markers. You are welcome to bring your own materials. No registration is required.

July 12th 5:30 PM - Adult Craft Night at the Library: Book Cover Bag

Come join us to make your own book cover bag, then take home your finished craft!

Materials provided; by reservation only. To register, visit bit.ly/applbagcraft or go to the front desk. Patrons who do not reserve in advance are welcomed but are not guaranteed materials. They may still view the demonstration and receive a printout for their later reference.

Books used in this craft are chosen from books which are no longer usable. No usable books are destroyed for the creation of this craft.

July 19th 5:30 PM - Autauga County Master Gardeners Association Presents - Organic Vegetable Gardening (part one)

The fourth iteration of a monthly presentation series presented by the Autauga County Master Gardeners Association. This month the presentation is Organic Vegetable Gardening.

This event comprises the first half of the presentation. The presentation for part two is scheduled for 07/26 5:30 PM.