Summer Break Boredom Busters

It’s almost that time!  Summer break is right around the corner.  In fact, as any grade school student can tell you, there’s exactly six school days until the end of the year.

It’s the season of longer days, laid back bedtimes, and even with all the fun trips and summer camps, you’re still destined to hear those two little words:  “I’m boooooored!” Here at Denton Public Library, we’ve got you covered.  Of course we have our Summer Reading Club that starts June 2.  This all ages club rewards you and your children with prizes for reading over the summer.  We’ve also planned an awesome line up of fun summer activities for all ages.  Check out our programs catalog here.

In addition to all the great programs we have this summer, we also have lots of titles you can check out to get through the long days of summer at home.  Here are some of our favorites:

I'm bored!

I’m bored! by Suzy Barratt and Polly Beard is the perfect place to start to keep the kids entertained this summer.  This title has solutions for rainy days at home, car trips, and more.


Catch a fish

Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite:  21 Timeless Skills Every Child Should Know by Jeffrey Lee is a great book when you’re ready to get back to basics.  Skills include working a yo-yo, skipping stones, building a fire, and more.


siblings busy book

The Siblings’ Busy Book by Lisa Hanson & Heather Kempskie is for parents who have children of varying ages.  Activities are designed so that siblings work together and are equally stimulating for each age.


101 kids







101 Kids Activities That are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! by Holly Homer & Rachel Miller is also a great choice for children of all ages.  This book will really bring out the creative side of children and adults.

big book of things to make







The Big Book of Things to Make by James Mitchem is a great book for the young makers of your home.  Fun activities include building a sand castle, sinking a pirate ship, and more.

These titles can all be reserved online or in person at one of our reference desks.

Sarah, Teen Services Librarian – South Branch



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