Reading is Magic (Ages 8-18)

Two side by side copies of the words Reading is Magic with an open book under it in a circle made of gold dots

Reading is magic, and we’ll be holding weekly programs to celebrate the magic and joy of reading through the end of December!

For this fun reading challenge, kids can also join different teams for friendly competition to see which team reads the most — and along the way they can learn about potions, spells, magical creatures, and more!

We’ll also offer take-home crafts each week, and we’ll wrap up the series with a magical ball.

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Don’t forget to stop by the Youth Services Desk each week to pick up that week’s Take Home Craft! Check out what each craft will be below.

Week 2: Potions

Drawing of a brown caldron with green stuff bubbling up

Cauldron Craft

Week 3: Spells

Two wizards made out of string and popsicle sticks

Wizard Craft

Week 4: Magical Creatures

Two green frowning popsicle dragons with red 'fire' from their mouths

Dragon Craft

Week 5: Magical Gardening

Red and tan popsicle fairy houses

Fairy House Craft

Week 6: Elements

Black paper snowflake suncatcher

Snowflake Suncatcher Craft

Week 7: Divination

Black and white geometric pattern

Paper Fortune Teller Craft