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SRP GeneralEvery summer the library offers a summer reading program for people of all ages to encourage them to read, explore new authors and genres, and find out about the many different types of materials the library offers. The summer reading program is also a great way to encourage kids to keep reading during the summer when they aren’t going to school. We offer incentives and fun activities and programs to keep them engaged in reading.

The 2021 summer reading theme is “Reading Colors Your World!” The program begins on June 1 and ends on August 5.


beanstackBeanstack is an online app that individuals can use to track their reading, minutes, and activities!  It is very user-friendly and easy to sign up for challenges and earn tickets toward the grand prize drawings.


Planning your summer activities?

Check out our brochure of Summer Reading activities.

Programs and Performers:

  • Great Plains Zoo: June 8 at 12:30pm
  • Sioux County Conservation Naturalist: June 17 at 10am
  • Magician Jeff Quinn: June 25 at 3pm
  • Mr. Stinky Feet (Musician): July 2 at 10am

Who can participate?

Family (0-4 year olds) – The summer reading program is for little ones too. Parents and kids can complete activities together to earn entries in the grand prize drawing. This year we’ll be offering some collaborative art story times in the park! – See all events for 0-4 year olds here.

TK-4th grade – Join the reading program and attend the fun programs available virtually this summer! Kids will track the number of minutes they read (or someone reads to them) to earn entries in the grand prize drawing. – See all kids events here.

5th-12th grade – You won’t want to miss this year’s reading challenge because we have some awesome prizes just for teens! Join us for activities ranging from Baking club, to Rubik’s Cube Club, to Woodworking.  – See all teen events here.

Adults – Summer Reading isn’t just for kids and teens. We also have a reading challenge for adults! Events will be held virtually this summer and include crafting, food programs, and other fun activities.  – See all adult events here.

What else should I know?

Book Clubs

Story Hours

Summer Splash-K-8th graders, sign up for a 6 week session of Summer SPLASH! We’ll have literacy and STEM activities, recommended books, games, literature discussions and more.  Space is limited so sign up soon.

Lego ClubsDuring the summer there will be Lego Clubs for students who just completed 1st-8th grade. Registration is required and begins on May 15.

Pool Party – Everyone who completes their first reading log will receive a ticket to the End of Summer Pool Party at Siouxnami Waterpark on August 4 from 6:15-8:15 pm.

How can I help?

Support the library – We are always in need of donations to help provide fun, educational opportunities for our community.

When does the reading program end?

The last day to turn in your reading logs and receive prizes/entries into the grand prize drawings is August 5, 2020.

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