Summer Library Program
2023 Summer Library Program
All Together Now
June 1 - July 31
The 2023 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) theme is All Together Now, featuring the artwork of Frank Morrison. All Together Now is focused on community, kindness and friendship.
Summer Reading Challenge
Register for the Summer Reading Challenge in Beanstack, or stop by your local Lewis & Clark Library branch to pick up a paper reading tracker. Registration for the Summer Reading Challenge opens May 18.
Ages 0-5 - read 50 books during the SRC to earn a free book* to keep. Every 100 books read during the SRC earns a Brag Tag
Ages 6-18 - read 1,000 minutes during the SRC to earn a free book* to keep. Every five hours read (300 minutes) during the SRC earns a Brag Tag.
Ages 19+ - will be entered into a drawing for a Lewis & Clark Library Gift Basket after reading 100 minutes.
* Free books will be available in July
Community Art Project
Help the library decorate for the 2023 Summer Library Program. Trace, cut out, decorate your handprint and return it to your library branch.
Please don't include any identifying or personal information on your decorated handprints. Handprints will not be returned.
You can find information and registration links for the events of the 2023 Summer Library Program on the LIBRARY CALENDAR
There are printed booklets at all library branches with SLP information. You're welcome to print your own, just remember it will look 'wonky' if you don't print it double-sided and flip on the short side 2023 Summer Library Program Bi-Fold
Teens, are you interested in volunteering at the Library this summer? Please contact Sherry Schlundt, Teen Services Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
USDA Free Summer Meals
The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded, state-administered program that provides free nutritious meals and snacks for anyone under age 18 during the summer months when school is out of session. Proof of residency, income, or citizenship are not required to receive a meal.
Helena Public Schools will be providing free meals for kids and teens 18 and under Monday through Friday at the Helena Main branch of Lewis & Clark Library. Stop by with your family between 11:55 AM and 12:45 PM.
If you are planning to pick up meals in Helena, please register your pick up location with Helena Public Schools.
East Helena Public Schools will be providing free breakfast and lunch for kids and teens 18 and under Monday through Friday at Prickly Pear Elementary School. Stop by with your family between 7:30 AM and 1:00 PM.
Find meal location sites nation-wide at the Summer Meal Site Finder.