Summer Reading Program Events

Here is a list of Summer Reading Program opportunities for kids. All events are FREE and open to the public:

Story Time- ages birth to 6th grade

10:00AM-10:45AM at Underwood Public Library

June 23rd- Community Hero- Heger Farms will talk about their farm and bring live animals!

June 30th- Historical Hero- Meriweather Lewis will travel from Fort Mandan to speak about his life and lead us in exploring activities

July 7th- Animal Hero- The McLean Co. Sheriff’s Department will bring a police dog and discuss its job.

July 14th- FREE Pizza and a movie day! Join us from 11:30-1:30PM as we eat pizza and watch a Disney movie about a dog hero!

Book Clubs!

Book Worm Book Club is open to kids entering 3rd-6th grade in the fall. Sign-up to participate at the library by June 24th and we will buy you  a copy of “The 39 Clues: Maze of Bones” By Rick Riordan. Participants will meet at the library on July 30th from 6:00-8:30PM for book discussion, scavenger hunt and pool party at the Myron Schell Swimming Pool!

Teen Book Club is open to students entering 7th-12th grade in the fall. Sign-up to participate at the library by June 24th and we will buy you  a copy of “Three Cups of Tea: Teen Reader Edition” By Greg Mortenson. Participants will meet at the library on July 30th from 6:00-8:30PM for book discussion, art project and pool party at the Myron Schell Swimming Pool!

Superhero Training Camp!

Kids ages 4-12 years-old are invited to kick-off our Summer Reading Program by dressing up as their favorite hero or super hero, capturing villains and creating some shadow art! Friday, May 22nd from 4:30-6:30PM at the Underwood City Hall. There is a limit of 48 kids, so pick up your registration form at the library today! Dinner and dessert are provided. There is a cost of $5/child.

Local Author Reading and Book Signing

Local teen author, Charity A. Balyeat will be visiting the Underwood Public Library on Tuesday, March 10th. She will be reading from her book “Eleanor: The Daring Princess”, set in the fictional, medieval kingdom of Irithria.

Synopsis: When Princess Eleanor refuses the marriage offer of Prince Wallace, the son of her vicious enemy, she is kidnapped. Prince Wallace is sure that Eleanor will change her mind, if she truly wishes to see her parents again.
“Anyway”, he says to himself, “It wouldn’t be that bad having to marry me.” However, when she still refuses, he finds out that she is in love with another, and her heart would never allow her to marry another. What will happen when an infuriated prince, hungry for power, clashes with a love-driven duke?

A great read for 4th-6th graders! Please join us as we listen to the first chapter of Charity’s novel. Books will be available for purchase for $10 during the books signing. Refreshments will also be provided!

We Geek New Carpet!!!

The Underwood Public Library will be re-carpeting this summer! Unfortunately, items will not be available for check out from September 11th-23rd! So plan ahead and check out enough items to get you through this transition. Thanks for being patient with us! Of course e-books and e-magazines are still available.

Summer Book Clubs for 4th-12th Graders

The upper-elementary (4th-7th grade) and teen (8th-12th grade) book clubs will meet Sunday, August 17th from 5:00-8:00PM for book discussion, pizza, activities and pool party. Transportation to the pool is provided. The clubs will be reading the following books:

Upper-Elementary: 10 Inventors Who Changed the World by Clive Gifford

Teens: The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Those interested in participating can get a copy from the Underwood Public Library.