Summer Reading Program

A Universe of Stories

June 1 - August 10

Stay busy this summer reading and attending out-of-this-world library events.

Available to readers of all ages and abilities, babies through adults. Registration begins May 13th. Participants will receive game cards to track their summer reading goals. Prizes available starting June 8th.

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Sponsors

A big thank you to our 2019 Summer Reading Program sponsors:

  • Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation
  • Aspen Leaf Frozen Yogurt
  • Bruegger’s Bagels
  • The Iowa Children’s Museum
  • McDonald’s Family Restaurants
  • Panda Express

Upcoming Events

All library patrons, regardless of age or neurodiversity can participate in our Summer Reading Programs. We will be happy to customize reading programs and activities to meet the individual needs our patrons. Please contact Angela Pilkington for more information.

Upcoming events

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 11:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C, Pedmall, Other

Presenter: Summer of the Arts

Rain Location if ABC Saturday needs to move in doors.

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

The 2019 Summer Reading Program theme is a Universe of Stories, so we will be doing out of this world crafts on Sundays all summer long! Today we will be doing a fun constellation craft for kids using gold stars and chalk on black paper. This...

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 10:30am

Willow Creek Park

Held in Willow Creek Park, West Benton Street and Teg Drive, Iowa City.

A preschool-age program where stories and picture books are combined with fingerplays, songs, and action rhymes.
The ICPL bookmobile will be on site and open for...

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A

Mondays are for movies at the library! Come cool off all summer long with a family friendly movie on Mondays at 1:00. Our Summer movie kickoff of Incredibles 2 will be in Meeting Room A with free popcorn! The Incredibles hero family takes on a...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 9:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency like a heart attack or choking, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? This 45 minute workshop could help save someone...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 9:00am

Meeting Room D

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? STOP the Bleed!

The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding,...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency like a heart attack or choking, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? This 45 minute workshop could help save someone...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:00am

Meeting Room D

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? STOP the Bleed!

The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding,...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency like a heart attack or choking, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? This 45 minute workshop could help save someone...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:00am

Meeting Room D

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? STOP the Bleed!

The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding,...

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 11:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C, Pedmall, Other

Presenter: Summer of the Arts

Rain Location if ABC Saturday needs to move in doors.

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

The 2019 Summer Reading Program theme is a Universe of Stories, so we will be doing out of this world crafts on Sundays all summer long! Today we will be doing a fun constellation craft for kids using gold stars and chalk on black paper. This...

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 10:30am

Willow Creek Park

Held in Willow Creek Park, West Benton Street and Teg Drive, Iowa City.

A preschool-age program where stories and picture books are combined with fingerplays, songs, and action rhymes.
The ICPL bookmobile will be on site and open for...

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A

Mondays are for movies at the library! Come cool off all summer long with a family friendly movie on Mondays at 1:00. Our Summer movie kickoff of Incredibles 2 will be in Meeting Room A with free popcorn! The Incredibles hero family takes on a...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 9:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency like a heart attack or choking, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? This 45 minute workshop could help save someone...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 9:00am

Meeting Room D

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? STOP the Bleed!

The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding,...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency like a heart attack or choking, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? This 45 minute workshop could help save someone...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:00am

Meeting Room D

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? STOP the Bleed!

The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding,...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency like a heart attack or choking, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? This 45 minute workshop could help save someone...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:00am

Meeting Room D

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? STOP the Bleed!

The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding,...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 9:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency like a heart attack or choking, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? This 45 minute workshop could help save someone...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 9:00am

Meeting Room D

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? STOP the Bleed!

The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding,...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:00am

Meeting Room D

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? STOP the Bleed!

The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding,...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency like a heart attack or choking, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? This 45 minute workshop could help save someone...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:00am

Meeting Room D

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? STOP the Bleed!

The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding,...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency like a heart attack or choking, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? This 45 minute workshop could help save someone...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 12:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Presenter: Johnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency like a heart attack or choking, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? This 45 minute workshop could help save someone...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 12:00pm

Meeting Room D

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? STOP the Bleed!

The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding,...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Presenter: Johnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency like a heart attack or choking, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? This 45 minute workshop could help save someone...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room D

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? STOP the Bleed!

The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding,...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 9:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency like a heart attack or choking, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? This 45 minute workshop could help save someone...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 9:00am

Meeting Room D

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? STOP the Bleed!

The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding,...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:00am

Meeting Room D

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? STOP the Bleed!

The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding,...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency like a heart attack or choking, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? This 45 minute workshop could help save someone...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:00am

Meeting Room D

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? STOP the Bleed!

The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding,...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency like a heart attack or choking, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? This 45 minute workshop could help save someone...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 12:00pm

Meeting Room D

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? STOP the Bleed!

The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding,...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 12:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Presenter: Johnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency like a heart attack or choking, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? This 45 minute workshop could help save someone...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room D

Presenter: Johnnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? STOP the Bleed!

The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding,...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Presenter: Johnson County Ambulance

In the event of a life threatening emergency like a heart attack or choking, every minute before help arrives counts. What do you do after calling 911? This 45 minute workshop could help save someone...

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 11:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C, Pedmall, Other

Presenter: Summer of the Arts

Rain Location if ABC Saturday needs to move in doors.

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

The 2019 Summer Reading Program theme is a Universe of Stories, so we will be doing out of this world crafts on Sundays all summer long! Today we will be doing a fun constellation craft for kids using gold stars and chalk on black paper. This...

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

The 2019 Summer Reading Program theme is a Universe of Stories, so we will be doing out of this world crafts on Sundays all summer long! Today we will be doing a fun constellation craft for kids using gold stars and chalk on black paper. This...

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

The 2019 Summer Reading Program theme is a Universe of Stories, so we will be doing out of this world crafts on Sundays all summer long! Today we will be doing a fun constellation craft for kids using gold stars and chalk on black paper. This...

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 10:30am

Willow Creek Park

Held in Willow Creek Park, West Benton Street and Teg Drive, Iowa City.

A preschool-age program where stories and picture books are combined with fingerplays, songs, and action rhymes.
The ICPL bookmobile will be on site and open for...

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 10:30am

Willow Creek Park

Held in Willow Creek Park, West Benton Street and Teg Drive, Iowa City.

A preschool-age program where stories and picture books are combined with fingerplays, songs, and action rhymes.
The ICPL bookmobile will be on site and open for...

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A

Mondays are for movies at the library! Come cool off all summer long with a family friendly movie on Mondays at 1:00. Our Summer movie kickoff of Incredibles 2 will be in Meeting Room A with free popcorn! The Incredibles hero family takes on a...

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A

Mondays are for movies at the library! Come cool off all summer long with a family friendly movie on Mondays at 1:00. Our Summer movie kickoff of Incredibles 2 will be in Meeting Room A with free popcorn! The Incredibles hero family takes on a...

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A

Mondays are for movies at the library! Come cool off all summer long with a family friendly movie on Mondays at 1:00. Our Summer movie kickoff of Incredibles 2 will be in Meeting Room A with free popcorn! The Incredibles hero family takes on a...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

Tuesdays are for all kinds of games! From videogames to trivia, stop by the Storytime Room on Tuesdays at 1:00 to find out what we're playing! Elementary age kids are welcome.

Now's your chance to show of your Just Dance moves as...