Tween and Teen Summer Reading @ The Dalles-Wasco County Library

Summer Reading is just around the corner! Our theme this year is “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” Our tween/teen Summer Reading Program is intended for youth ages 10-18 who are going into 6th-12th grade.

Starting June 15th, students can pick up their Summer Reading Bingo Cards at The Dalles-Wasco County Library. Tweens and teens can complete the activities on the cards to earn BINGOS. Each completed BINGO will enter them to win the Summer Reading Grand Prize: a half-day, whitewater rafting trip (for up to four people) with The River Drifters!

We also have lots of free activities planned all summer long. Check out the list of programs below and contact the library to save your spot!


FITNESS FRIDAYS: June 17-August 5. Ages: 10-18. Registration and waiver required.

Enjoy fun, fitness-themed activities every Friday at 4:00 pm. Each program you attend will also enter you to win the Summer Reading Grand Prize.

Yoga Workshop: June 17, 4:00 pm. Unleash your inner yogi in this class led by certified instructor, Sharon Red Cloud, from Pure Hot Yoga.

Wii “Just Dance” Off:  June 24,  4:00 pm. Bring your best dance moves and challenge your friends.

Zen Gardening: July 1, 4:00 pm. Build your own Zen garden to relax and relieve stress.

Self-Defense Workshop: July 8, 4:00 pm. Learn how to protect yourself by practicing moves with veteran police officer, Mike Martin, from Best Defense Training.

Tai Chi Workshop: July 15, 4:00 pm. Explore this ancient martial art and practice forms with instructor, Craig Randall, from Tai Chi in The Gorge.

Fencing Workshop: July 22,  4:00 pm. Practice sword fighting moves with certified instructor, Eric Piispanen, from PDX  Fencing.

DIY Spa Day: July 29, 4:00 pm. Create your own sugar scrubs, lotions, and lip balms using natural ingredients.

Sports Movie Day: August 5, 4:00 pm. Curl up and watch a sports movie of your choice. Free snacks will be provided.


IMG_1514Survival Saturday: Nerf War – Capture the Flag

July 16, 6:00-8:00 pm. Registration required. Ages: 13-18.

Do you have what it takes to be the last team standing? Join our live-action, role-playing game to find out!


The Dalles-Wasco County Library is located at 722 Court Street, The Dalles, OR. For more information, call #541-296-2815 or email the Teen Services Coordinator.

You can also visit us on Facebook.  All programs are free.