Youth Summer Reading

2022 English FB cover Pre-K

Welcome to Summer Reading 2022!

Imagine Your Story with our Virtual Summer Reading program this summer! brag tags

Download the ReadSquared app for free from your app store. The app will go live June 2nd, and the program concludes July 28th. Kids will earn 100 points for every chapter book read, and 50 points for each picture book. Ebooks and downloadable audio work too. If you prefer, you can log points with 1 minute reading equaling 1 point. Just log your reading on the app, and earn a virtual badge for each 100 points and finish the program at 1000 points. Along the way you will collect Brag Tags (What are Brag Tags? See picture!). At registration you will receive a ball and chain necklace or keychain to collect your brag tags all summer long. Children not yet reading on their own may count books read to them. Once you've completed the program and logged 1000 points, print your completion certificate from the app. The completion certificate will serve as your ticket to the Summer Reading Pool Party!

Youth Programs & Events - Click on Event for Details

Date Event Location Ages Registration
June 2, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Summer Reading Kick-Off Library Lawn All Ages  
June 6, 6:00 p.m. The Rope Warrior Library Lawn Kids & Families  
June 7, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Iowa State Insect Zoo Meeting Room All Ages  
June 13, 10:00 a.m. Teddy Bear Picnic Agnes Patterson Park Kids & Families  
June 13, 6:00 p.m. Duke Otherwise Concert Library Lawn Kids & Families  
June 15, 6:00 p.m. Cartoonist Buck Jones Meeting Room Grades 2-5 Opens June 2nd
June 16, 6:00 p.m. Magician Mikayla Oz Library Lawn Kids & Families  
June 20, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Absolute Science Bubbles Library Lawn Kids & Families Opens June 2nd
June 21, 10:00 a.m. SOAR Raptor Rescue Library Lawn All Ages  
June 22, 6:00 p.m. Lori Lynn Concert Library Lawn Ages 0-6 & Families  
June 28, 10:00 a.m. Blank Park Zoo Library Lawn Kids & Families  
June 30, 1:00 p.m. Fonziba Drums Meeting Room Ages 5-12 Opens June 2nd
July 11, 6:00 p.m. Drum Safari Library Lawn Kids & Families  
July 13, 10:30 a.m. Pirate Storytime Meeting Room Ages 3-9 Opens June 2nd
July 13, 1:00 p.m. Pirate Storytime Meeting Room Ages 3-9 Opens June 2nd
July 14, 10:30 a.m. Fancy Nancy Tea Party Meeting Room Ages 3-9 Opens June 2nd
July 14, 1:00 p.m. Fancy Nancy Tea Party Meeting Room Ages 3-9 Opens June 2nd
July 28, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Maytag Pool Party Maytag Pool Kids & Families Must have ticket
Rope Warrior Flyer
Insect Zoo Flyer
Oz Flyer
Drum Safari Flyer
SOAR Flyer
Duke Flyer
Bubbles Flyer
Lori Lynn Flyer
SRP Kids Calendar