Musk Ox Farm


Preparations have begun for the Summer Reading Program's Final Party that will be July 27 at 11am. Percussion of the Valley will be opening the festivities at 11am. Hope to see everyone there. This week the teen volunteers have also been helping participants turn in their reading and geocache logs, to be put into the grand prize drawings.
We want to thank the Musk Ox Farm for their presentation showcasing one of Alaska's unique arctic animals.

Pet Parade!



SRP Fun Run!


The second annual Summer Reading Program Fun Run held on Thursday, June 29th was a success. Fun was had by all ages. And thanks to FRIENDS of the Palmer Public Library and Healthy Futures out of Anchorage, all the participants not only experienced the excitement of running, they were also given a prize bag and a medal. Thank you to all who joined the fun and participated in this week’s event.
On Thursday, June 22nd, fun was had at the Movie and Popcorn event this week. An enjoyable way to spend a few hours on a rainy day.

The SRP volunteers have had a busy week helping participants sign-up to the SRP, giving out weekly prizes, preparing for the upcoming Fun Run on Thursday, June 29th, and helping register Fun Run runners. 

The friendly folks from the Eagle River Nature Center were on hand to present a workshop all about bugs!  Our SRP kids cringed, and oohed and awed, and loved it.
On Wednesday, June 7 comedian & magician, Alex Zerbe, was in the house!  We had a standing room only oozing out into the hallway crowd of extremely enthusiastic summer reading participants.  Alex's zany show was a hit with young and old alike!

Saturday, June 10 was Palmer's annual Colony Days parade. The library truck was full of goodies to hand out to the kids.  We had several volunteers, and staff on hand to show off our program banners, costumes, and community spirit!


SRP FAQ...#1


We've got fun Summer Reading Program FAQ's coming your way!  Each week we'll hide a new FAQ somewhere on for you to find. Have fun exploring the website in our electronic scavenger hunt!
The Palmer Library is your Summer Reading headquarters! We're gearing up for another exciting summer of reading challenges, geocache adventures, and more!  Stay tuned.
Summer Reading at the Palmer Library culminated in a festive bash. On Thursday, July 28th, nearly 300 readers joined us in celebrating their literacy efforts over the summer. Party goers were treated to a photo booth, bounce house, crazy hair, face painting, crafts, a picnic and more! This celebration was made especially sweet, as it capped off a successful summer of programs promoting literacy.  We would not be able to offer the fun we do without the support of local civic organizations. Special thank you to our local Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Matanuska Masons, Beta Sigma Psi, and FRIENDS of the Palmer Library. We are also grateful to the MTA Events Center for providing several skating passes as prize giveaways. THANK YOU!!
Bikes, helmets, and locks generously provided by the Matanuska Masonic Foundation!