2022 NBK Summer Reading Program Activities

20 May 2022

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 DoD MWR Libraries Summer Reading Program has remained true to its long-standing mission, “To provide high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, young adults, and adults to read.” In addition, when participants meet their goals, they’ll receive prizes from their local installation library. The theme for Dpd Summer Reading Program is Read Beyond the Beaten Path. The broad motif of “summer camp at the library” can encompass a world of different summer experiences: from outdoor activities such as hiking, campfires, stories, and s’mores to nature programs, arts and crafts, music, and so much more!

Register for the iREAD Program. Bangor or Bremerton

The DoD MWR Digital Library provides online resources for Navy families, Sailors, retirees, and civilians for recreation, professional development, and academic support. To register or for more information, visit here.

Throughout the summer, Naval Base Kitsap is providing an array of events in support of this program to get you involved individually or with your family to enjoy your summer of reading! 

June-August | Trident Lakes Recreation Area | FREE

Story StrollTake a stroll around the lake and read the story for some outdoor family entertainment. 


Summer Story Hour Every Friday come listen to story with your little ones. A story will be read, books can be borrowed, relevant crafts at times, and enjoy the adjacent playground.

Virtual Celebrity Story Time: For those that can't make it to every Summer Story Hour, stay tuned to our Facebook page @KitsapFFR for an NBK celebrity who will dress up and read a story.

Thursday, June 23 | 4-6 p.m. | FREE | Bangor Recreation Center

Book Bingo: To kick off the Summer Reading Program, "Read Beyond the Beaten Path, Community Recreation will host a Book Bingo where participants play Bingo and win books. All participants will receive themed bingo cards to encourage a variety of reading. Snacks are available, such as popcorn and build your own “Bookworm Dirt.” 

Wednesday, July 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | $5 per person | Bremerton Recreation Center

How to Paint Your Dragon Night: This paint night is all about dragons. All participants will need to bring their favorite dragon-themed book for inspiration; guests will share their favorite parts of the books. Younger participants will be provided stencils. To register, visit the Bangor or Bremerton Recreation Centers.

Thursday, July 28 | 2 p.m. Showing; Doors open at 1 p.m. | FREE | Bangor Theater

Big Screen Book: We will feature a book that has been turned into a movie. Night at the Museum Rated PG. A craft activity is available before the show. 

Sunday, Aug. 14 | 3-5 p.m. | FREE | Trident Lakes Recreation Area

End-of-Summer Wrap-up Party: Experience the outdoors with "Read Beyond the Beaten Path." Summer Reading participants will celebrate their summer of reading at Trident Lakes by receiving their awards/certificates, enjoying a snack, nature walks, Story Stroll, a scavenger hunt, nature crafts, a s’more station, and inflatable wack a mole. Reading minutes must be logged in by Monday, Aug. 8. 

For information, call Bangor at 360-396-2449 or Bremerton at 360-476-3178.

Visit here for more information about the Dod MWR Libraries Summer Reading Program.