Children's Summer Reading Program 2019

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Join the summer reading program!
Earn incentives and prizes for your reading!
Attend far-out programs!
Help us reach the overall reading goal of 500,000 minutes!

Reading and Registering


The children's program is for those 2 - 11 years of age. If you are 11, you can choose between the children's and teens program.

Register for your program online with just takes a couple minutes!  It will be easy to log your reading and activities through this online tracking system.

You can also watch this introductory Beanstack video here.

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Start recording your reading June 3. This year we are shooting for the stars with a community goal of 500,000 minutes of reading!

You will record your reading (10 points for 60 minutes), participation in library events (usually 5 points each), and activities (2 points). Earn points as you go and reach for the stars to see how many minutes you can read!

Read 600 minutes (it sounds like a lot, but is just 20 minutes for 30 days) or more as part of the reading program.  Stop in the library for level one, two, three, and four prizes and, after earning 120 points  you can put your name in a drawing for a chance at a grand prize!  But, don't stop there...keep reading and logging online to see how many minutes you can read.  Earn more points for additional chances at a grand prize!

July 26 is the deadline for reading and entering the grand prize drawings. August 2 is the last day to redeem your points for prizes!

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Calendar of Events

Download the pdf calendar of events for the summer (below), or come to the library and pick up a Summer Reading Program Booklet while supplies last! If you would rather download the booklet, it is also available below.


Stories in Space:

Thursday morning stories will move around during the month of June, so keep track of the locations and join us!
Rhyme Time: Thursday mornings 9:30 AM
Movin and Groovin: Thursday mornings 9:50 AM
Story Time: Thursday mornings 10:10 AM
June 6 @ Prairie Hills
June 13 @ Wilson Art Thru Photography
June 20 @ Wapsipinicon Mill
June 27 @ Lexington Estates
July 4 - Closed for Independence Day
July 11, 18, 25 @ Library

Other Programs:


Sign up for Summer Reading: Cocoa Beans June 3 9:30 - 1pm
Star Lab June 5 @ Falcon Center from 6 - 8pm
Darrin Crow June 12 @ Falcon Center @ 9:30am
Drones & Aerial Photography June 18 from 6:30 - 8pm
Too Much Fun June 19 @ Falcon Center @ 9:30 am
Robotics June 19 from 5 - 8pm
My Mother the Astronaut June 26 @ Falcon Center @ 6:30pm

Family LEGO Night July 1 from 5 - 8pm
Jungle Dance July 8 @ 6:30pm
Space Cadets July 10 @ 9:30am
Tales to Tails* July 13 from 10am - 12pm Registration required at 334-2470
Magician Tim Stolba July 17 @ 9:30 am
Star Party July 19 from 7 - 10pm
Stuffed Animal Sleepover July 26 **Invitation only

You can view the full calendar of events for the summer by downloading the pdf to the left.

Several of the Wednesday Children's programs have been moved to the Falcon Center because of the construction on 1st Street East. Please pay special attention to the program locations.