Youth Summer Reading

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Welcome to Summer Reading 2021!

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 1st, and the program concludes July 30th. 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 Program
June 14, 6:00 p.m. Comedy Magician Mikayla Oz
June 17, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Iowa State Insect Zoo Drop-In
June 22, 10:00 a.m. SOAR Raptor Rescue
June 29, 1:00 p.m. Pint-Sized Polkas
July 12, 6:00 p.m. Duke Otherwise in Concert
July 21, 10:00 a.m. Comedy Juggler Jason Kollum
July 22, 6:00 p.m. Drum Safari
July 26, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Absolute Science Bubble Open House
July 31 Last Day to Submit Summer Reading Points
Kick Off Flyer
Drum Safari flyer
Soar Flyer
Polka Flyer
Insect Zoo flyer
Mikayla Oz Flyer
Bubble Flyer
Juggler flyer