Summer Reading Program: Reading Events

Head to The CRAB all summer long for Summer Reading events! Enjoy crafts and activities on specific days in May, June & July. See schedule below.

Events are free with CRAB admission ($4/person).

This summer's theme is "Read Beyond the Beaten Path". Prize pick-up for rewards earned by meeting reading goals will be available at each of the events below.

Event schedule:

-May 27: Summer Reading Kick-off event, "Welcome to the Reading Forrest". 
Register in person for the reading program at this event (or online beforehand, at the link below). 
Enjoy crafts, special story-times and more, between 10am-1pm. Free books, while supplies last, presented by Blue Star Families!* 

-June 10: Fitness Camp, enjoy a Mini Marathon supported by the USO* from 9am-12pm. Check-in is outside, beside The CRAB. CRAB admission is free during the event for families registered for the summer reading program! Register here:

-June 24: Space Camp, enjoy themed activities, crafts and story-times between 10am-1pm. CRAB admission is free from 9am-1pm for families registered for the summer reading program!

-July 8: Wilderness Camp, enjoy themed activities and meet with Ranger Gavin from Crooked River State Park!* Event is between 10am-1pm. CRAB admission is free during the event for families registered for the summer reading program! 

-July 22: End of summer finale-Pirate Party! Celebrate the end of the summer reading program with special guests, The St. Mary's Pirate Club*! They will be on hand with their pirate ship & characters to greet all of our readers! Pick up any prizes from the summer reading program during this event, between 10am-1pm. 
Lunch will be provided by The USO*, while supplies last. 

Please register here for lunch pirate party:
CRAB admission is free during 10am-1pm, for families registered in the summer reading program. 

Summer Reading program & registration details here:
Read, or be read to, at least an hour a week. Readers who earn all Challenge badges which they will be rewarded with prizes when reading goals are met!
Online registration for the Summer Reading Program begins April 15th.
The program will run from May 27th-July 22nd. 

Sign up and log your minutes at
throughout the summer.

You may pick up your reading program prizes during any of the special events above. You do not have to be present at any/all to participate. 
Please note, prizes cannot be mailed at this time. 

Ages welcome:

Eligibility: All Army, Air Force, Marine, Navy, and DoD MWR customers of any age are encouraged to join.

Please call The CRAB with any questions (912)-573-1303.

The CRAB is open Tues-Sat, 9am-5pm. 

This event is located on board Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay and requires base access.

*No Navy endorsement implied.