2024 NBK Summer Reading Program Activities

The DoD MWR Libraries Summer Reading Program - presented by United Through Reading - is a great way to encourage a child, teen, or adult to read over the summer months. So let’s give them a little incentive to earn prizes for their reading! MWR customers of all ages are encouraged to join. 

The theme for this year's DoD Summer Reading Program is "Read. Reuse. Recycle."

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2024 Summer Reading Program Activities


Story Stroll
June 1-30 | Trident Lakes Recreation Area
“Bird Watch” By Christie Matheson

Summer Kickoff Barbeque
Friday, June 14 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Camp McKean | FREE
Start your summer off right with live music, hot dog and cheeseburger meals, and the Summer Reading Program!

Nature Walk: Camp McKean Birdwatching
Friday, June 21 | 8-10 a.m. | Camp McKean | FREE 
Eyes to the sky! Learn how to use binoculars and identify local birds at Camp McKean. 



Story Stroll
July 1-31 | Trident Lakes Recreation Area
“And Then Comes Summer” By Tom Brenner

Wheels and Wags Walk
Thursday, July 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Jackson Park Elwood Point
Bikes and barks. Paws and pedals. Take part in the Wheels and Wags Walk at Elwood Point!

Nature Walk: Elwood Point Beach Walk
Saturday, July 20 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Embark on a guided beach walk along the Elwood Point shoreline.

Bees and Flower Starter Event
Sunday, July 28 | 3-5 p.m. | Camp McKean 
Learn about the importance of bees and polination.



Story Stroll
August 1-31 | Trident Lakes Recreation Area
“Millie Fierce Sleeps Out” By Jane Manning

Tie Dye Party
Wednesday, August 7 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Trident Lakes
Create something new out of something old at Summer Reading Program Tie Dye Party! 

Nature Walk: Trident Lakes Berry/Plant Identification
Wednesday, August 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Trident Lakes Recreation Area
Spend the afternoon identifying berries, mushrooms and plants at Trident Lakes! 

Summer Reading Program Wrap-up: Craft and Hobby Supply Swap
Friday, August 23 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Bremerton Recreation Center
Bring your leftover crafting supplies to provide others with materials to make their own masterpieces.