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Everett Public Library: Main branch, 2702 Hoyt Ave., 425-257-8030; Evergreen branch, 9512 Evergreen Way, 425-257-8250; Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Events are fr


• Summer reading program registration starts June 24 at both branches. School-aged children and teens earn prizes for filling out their reading logs, then enter a drawing to win a bike or scooter if they reach their reading goals. Reading logs will be available until July 31. Babies and preschool-aged children can earn prizes for listening to stories read aloud.

• Paws to Read, 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Evergreen branch.

• Preschool play group, 10:30 a.m. to noon Fridays, Evergreen only.

• Baby and Me, toddler and preschool story times, will be on a break until the end of June.

Imagine Children’s Museum: 1502 Wall St., Everett; 425-258-1006; Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Closed most Mondays. Admission is $7.75 or free for ages 12 months and younger.

• Free admission for Friday Night Live, 5:30 to 9 p.m. June 17, and the third Friday of every month.

• Day camps, geared toward potty-trained kids, starting at age 3, including half days and full days, are available this summer. See the website for details and pricing.

• i-engineers systems engineering, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18. Learn about stored energy, including springs and flywheels.

• Racin’ Rally, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 19, Father’s Day. Make a balloon-powered race car. Try on racer’s gear and climb behind the wheel. Bring your own remote control car and have fun on an indoor track. Meet local race car drivers. Racey Raccoon and Lightning McQueen from the movie “Cars” will make special appearances.

• Kids’ night out, 6 to 9:30 p.m. June 25; $30 per kid, $15 for each additional sibling for members, and $35 and $20 for nonmembers. Kids, age 4 to 12, enjoy a Hawaiian night with pizza, punch and tropical fruit, plus beach volleyball, lei making, obstacle courses, hula dancing, simulated surfing and volcano making. Space is limited. Call early.

Sno-Isle Libraries: There are 21 Sno-Isle library branches in Snohomish and Island counties offering a variety of free story times and programs for children, activities for teens and classes and book discussion groups for adults. Call 877-766-4753 to learn more about your local branch or see

• Children’s chess club, 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 18, Edmonds branch, 650 Main St.; 425-771-1933. Kids ages 5 to 12 receive coaching from professional chess champion Chouchan Airapetian.

• Go global with professional zaniac Alex Zerbe, 1 p.m. June 18, Granite Falls branch, 815 E. Galena St.; 360-691-6087. Zerbe will expose audiences to different cultures and phenomena from around the world. He’ll harpoon vegetables launched from a giant slingshot, perform music looping and demonstrate games from the other side of the planet. See why this two-time Guinness world record holder was voted Seattle’s funniest prop comic.

• Father-daughter tea, 6:30 p.m. June 18, Marysville branch, 6120 Grove St.; 360-658-5000. Registration required. Girls, bring your dad, uncle, brother, grandfather or honorary “dad” to have tea.

• Nine Sno-Isle libraries have new, longer hours effective June 5, including branches in Camano Island, Edmonds, Freeland, Langley, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Oak Harbor, Snohomish and Stanwood. See for details.

• Most branches offer Ready Readers story times tailored to babies, 2-year-olds, toddlers and preschoolers, in addition to all-ages evening and pajama story times. Various branches offer Reading with Rover and Reading with Carmen and Risa sessions for youngsters who want to practice reading out loud to dogs.

To submit an item for the Kidstuff calendar, e-mail or send it to Kidstuff Calendar, The Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206.

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