June Tween Read Scene: School’s Out for Summer!

Congratulations! You made it through another school year! School may be out, but reading is still totally in. The books on this list are set in the summer and contain camping, exploring, and good old-fashioned summer fun!

Check out these awesome reads sure to put you in the summertime frame of mind!

Be Prepared by Vera BrosgolJ GN BROAges 10-14
AR: 2.6
Lexile: 360L
The Misfits Club by Kieran CrowleyJ CROAges 9-13
AR: 5.1
Lexile: 740L
Caterpillar Summer  by Gillian McDunnJ MCD (2023 BLUESTEM)Ages 8-12
AR: 3.8
Lexile: 540L
The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla MagoonJ MAGAges 8-12
AR: 3.8
Lexile: 510L
Camp Murderface by Josh Berk and Saundra MitchellJ BER
Ages 8-12
Float by 
Laura Martin
J MARAges 10-12
AR: 5.5
Lexile: 840L
Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn BigelowJ BIGAges 8-12
AR: 4.4
Lexile: 630L
Lions & Liars  by Kate BeasleyAUDIO CD J F BEAAges 9-12
AR: 4.8
Lexile: 720L
Roller Girl by Victoria JamiesonJ GN JAMAges 8-12
AR: 3.2
Lexile: 440L
BenBee and the Teacher Griefer by K.A. HoltJ HOLAges 8-12
AR: 4.7
Lexile: 980L


June 1-30
TinkerCAD Challenge: Create a Bird Feeder
4th Grade & Up
Registration begins June 1 

June 4
Summer Learning Challenge Begins!
All Ages 
Join us for our summer kick-off at a Medieval Faire from 11am-1pm

June 11
Pilcher Park Animal Friends  |  11-11:45am
Ages 4-12
Registration begins May 28

June 13, 20, & 27  | 6-7pm
Let’s Go Fishin’!
Ages 6-12
Registration begins May 30

June 28 
Geek Out Graphic Novel Club: Camp by Kayla Miller
4th-8th Grade
Registration begins May 31

May Tween Read Scene: Out-of-This-World Sci-Fi

Do you love space stories, time travel, and awesome alien adventures?  Well then, the Sci-Fi genre was made for you!  Like the Fantasy genre, Sci-fi takes its readers on wondrous journeys to other worlds.  But unlike Fantasy, all elements of Sci-Fi could actually happen in real life.  These stories are packed with action, adventure, and hi-tech hi-jinks. 

Travel to space and beyond with these great Sci-Fi novels!

Book TitleCall NumberReading Level
Finn and the Intergalactic Lunchbox by Michael BuckleyJ BUCAges 10-14
AR: 4.6
Lexile: 630L
The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba HigueraPLAYAWAY J F HIGAges 10-14
Weird Kid by Greg van EekhoutPLAYAWAY J F VANAges 9-12
AR: 4.4
A Problematic Paradox  by Eliot SappingfieldJ SAPAges 10-14
AR: 6
Lexile: 850L
Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat by Johnny Marciano & Emily ChenowethJ MARAges 8-12
AR: 4.4
Lexile: 590L
The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away by Ronald L. SmithJ SMIAges 10-12
AR: 4.3
Lexile: 600L
Space Battle Lunchtime by 
Natalie Riess
J RIEAges 9-12
Lexile: 370L
Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos HernandezJ HER
Ages 8-12
AR: 4.9
Lexile: 700L
The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. HolmJ HOLAges 8-12
AR: 4
Lexile: 530L
Felix Yz by Lisa BunkerJ BUNAges 10-14
AR: 5.3
Lexile: 940L
The Last Last-Day-of-Summer by Lamar GilesJ GIL
Ages 8-12
AR: 5.2
Lexile: 740L


May 1-31
Help us build a LEGO tower and join in on other fun LEGO activities

May 1-31
TinkerCAD Challenge: Balloon-Propelled Car
4th Grade & Up
Registration begins May 1

June 4
Summer Learning Challenge Begins!
All Ages
Join us for our summer kick-off at a Medieval Faire in the Commons