Summer Reading

Sign up for Summer Reading!

Sign up for the 2016 Summer Reading program starting June 1st! Kids ages birth to 18 can sign up at any location, or choose your program on this page.

Birth-K Program

Grades 1-5 Program

Teen Program

Find great books in our new catalog!

E-books for Kids and Teens

Terrific Thursdays

June 9th,
10:00am to 4:00pm
North Side Library

Thursdays during the Summer Reading Program there will be a special do-it-yourself craft in the Children's Area. Stop in and see what we are doing today. The craft will be available while supplies last.

Elsenpeter Marionettes Presents The Wizard of Oz

June 7th,
3:00pm to 3:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library

We are kicking off our Summer Reading programming with some very special guests. Elsenpeter Productions will bring their fantastic marionette puppets for a performance of the classic story, The Wizard of Oz. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library.

Kids Events

Central Library

East Side Library

Forest Avenue Library

Franklin Avenue Library

North Side Library

Super Bugs with the ISU Insect Zoo

June 14th,
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Our friends from the ISU Insect Zoo will be bringing their amazing bugs back to the library. Their LIVE insects will be on display from 2:00-6:00 PM, so stop by to get up-close and personal with spiders, beetles, and other bugs. 

Minecraft Bingo

June 28th,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Do you love everything Minecraft? If you do, you should join us for our first ever Minecraft Bingo event. Match up the Minecraft items on your game card as we call them out. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and snacks will be provided.

Race Day at the Library!

June 28th,
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Central Library

Kids! Race down to the Central Library to create your own
racetrack! Use cardboard and other materials to build while listening to a story, and check out our collection of racing books at the library! Pre-registration is required.

Juggling with Jason Huneke

June 21st,
3:00pm to 3:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Comedian juggler Jason Huneke has performed his hilarious show in over 1,000 cities all over the country. He will amaze you with his juggling skills and make you laugh, all at the same time. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library.