Important Dates:

Summer Reading Begins: Tuesday, May 30

First day to pick up prizes: Saturday, June 10

Last day to turn in log and pick up prizes: Sunday, July 30

How the Summer Library Program Works

1. Pick up a paper activity log or download it here

2. Track minutes read or activities completed

3. For every 30 minutes read or for every activity completed, mark off a star on your activity log

4. When you complete 10 stars, stop by the library to get a prize!

5. Finished your log? Become a Reading Superstar and finish a bonus log to earn a bonus prize


Learn: Lanyard, badge & a scratch-off ticket

Create: Activity kit & badge

Discover: Goodie bag with a Blank Park Zoo ticket, Iowa Cubs ticket, a badge, & more

Read: Free Book & final badge

Why is reading over the summer important?

According the US Department of Education, "numerous studies indicate that students who don’t read or read infrequently during their summer vacation see their reading abilities stagnate or decline." This "summer slide" becomes more pronounced as students get older. The Summer Library Program helps kids avoid the summer slide by encouraging reading and other mentally engaging activities with a fun, easy-to-follow activity log and prizes along the way.

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