Summer Reading Program

Imagine your story

June 1 - August 8, 2020

Stay busy this summer reading and attending library events!

Available to readers of all ages and abilities, babies through adults. Registration begins May 11th. Participants will receive game cards to track their summer reading goals. Prizes available starting June 8th.

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

All events are canceled or postponed while we are closed.

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 3:30pm

Storytime Room

Want to make music with bananas? Want to code a robot? Want to create an electronic alarm? Want to play a retro video game? Visit the tech petting zoo and try it all!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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,...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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,...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 12:00pm

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...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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,...

Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

The Summer Reading Program theme "Imagine Your Story" explores all kinds of Fairytales, Mythology, and Fantasy. on Sundays all summer long we will create fun crafts highlighting some wonderful creatures from fantastical stories.

...

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 10:30am

Bookmobile, Willow Creek Park

Becky with West Music brings music education to the park for Storytime! This musical program teaches fundamentals of rhythm, basic motor function, mental dexterity, healthy emotional expression, sociability, and much, much more.
A preschool...

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 3:30pm

Storytime Room

Want to make music with bananas? Want to code a robot? Want to create an electronic alarm? Want to play a retro video game? Visit the tech petting zoo and try it all!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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,...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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,...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 12:00pm

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...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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,...

Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

The Summer Reading Program theme "Imagine Your Story" explores all kinds of Fairytales, Mythology, and Fantasy. on Sundays all summer long we will create fun crafts highlighting some wonderful creatures from fantastical stories.

...

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 10:30am

Bookmobile, Willow Creek Park

Becky with West Music brings music education to the park for Storytime! This musical program teaches fundamentals of rhythm, basic motor function, mental dexterity, healthy emotional expression, sociability, and much, much more.
A preschool...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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,...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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,...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 12:00pm

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...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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,...

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 7:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Academy Award® winner Tilda Swinton narrates this documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Brian Hill focusing on the efforts of everyday people all over the world who are making a difference in the fight against global warming.

This event is...

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 6:30pm

Digital Media Lab

Macrame is one of those crafts that looks a lot more difficult than it really is. Popular in the 1970s for thing like plant hangers, room dividers, and wall art, macrame was everywhere. And it's coming back again. Join us for this workshop...

Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 9:00am

Other

Ever wondered about that greenhouse that sits on top of the UI Biology Building East at the corner of N. Dubuque and Iowa Ave? Join us for a guided tour of the UI Biology Department Greenhouse and see the collection of over 150 species of plants...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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,...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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,...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 12:00pm

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...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 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 9, 2020 - 2:30pm

Storytime Room

Now's your chance to show of your Just Dance moves as we dance along with our favorite Just Dance songs! Not a great dancer? No worries, you will learn some great moves from the game!

Special Access programs are for individuals on the...

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 2:30pm

Meeting Room A

Join us for some drumming with West Music! Numerous studies have proven the powerful brain-boosting, stress-relieving effects of drumming. Becky from West Music will lead us in a in an hour-long program of "Sing Play Drum!"

...

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 3:30pm

Storytime Room

In a world where people collect Pokemon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.

Special Access programs are for individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families and caregivers. For...

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 3:30pm

Storytime Room

Want to make music with bananas? Want to code a robot? Want to create an electronic alarm? Want to play a retro video game? Visit the tech petting zoo and try it all!

Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

The Summer Reading Program theme "Imagine Your Story" explores all kinds of Fairytales, Mythology, and Fantasy. on Sundays all summer long we will create fun crafts highlighting some wonderful creatures from fantastical stories.

...

Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

The Summer Reading Program theme "Imagine Your Story" explores all kinds of Fairytales, Mythology, and Fantasy. on Sundays all summer long we will create fun crafts highlighting some wonderful creatures from fantastical stories.

...

Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

The Summer Reading Program theme "Imagine Your Story" explores all kinds of Fairytales, Mythology, and Fantasy. on Sundays all summer long we will create fun crafts highlighting some wonderful creatures from fantastical stories.

...

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 10:30am

Bookmobile, Willow Creek Park

Becky with West Music brings music education to the park for Storytime! This musical program teaches fundamentals of rhythm, basic motor function, mental dexterity, healthy emotional expression, sociability, and much, much more.
A preschool...

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 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 Frozen 2 will be in Meeting Room A with free popcorn! Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave...

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 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 Frozen 2 will be in Meeting Room A with free popcorn! Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave...

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 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 Frozen 2 will be in Meeting Room A with free popcorn! Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave...

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

Tuesdays are for all kinds of games! From videogames to bingo, 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...

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

Tuesdays are for all kinds of games! From videogames to bingo, 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...