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Summer Reading Program

Read beyond the beaten path - Summer reading program

Read Beyond the Beaten Path

June 1 - August 14, 2022

Stay busy this summer reading and attending events!

Available to readers of all ages and abilities, babies through adults. Participants will receive a gamecard to track their summer reading goals.

Sign up starting June 1.

Track your reading online

If you have time for a quick question, let us know how did you hear about the summer reading program?

Downloads

Resources

Sponsors

A big thank you to the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation for sponsoring the prizes!

Come read with us!

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 of our patrons. Please contact Angela Pilkington for more information.

Upcoming events

Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Don't just learn science - DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club! This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Learn about a different...

Tweens Science & Technology

Thursday, January 5, 2023 - 4:00pm

Meeting Room A

Roughly translated as "cuteness," kawaii describes the Japanese cultural trend of celebrating all things adorable - think Hello Kitty, Pikachu, and even emojis. Join children's librarian Casey for a tutorial and experiment with...

Tweens Arts & Crafting Classes & Workshops

Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Don't just learn science - DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club! This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Learn about a different...

Tweens Science & Technology

Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Don't just learn science - DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club! This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Learn about a different...

Tweens Science & Technology

Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Don't just learn science - DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club! This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Learn about a different...

Tweens Science & Technology

Thursday, April 20, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Don't just learn science - DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club! This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Learn about a different...

Tweens Science & Technology

Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Don't just learn science - DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club! This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Learn about a different...

Tweens Science & Technology

Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Don't just learn science - DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club! This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Learn about a different...

Thursday, January 5, 2023 - 4:00pm

Meeting Room A

Roughly translated as "cuteness," kawaii describes the Japanese cultural trend of celebrating all things adorable - think Hello Kitty, Pikachu, and even emojis.

Join children's librarian Casey for a tutorial and experiment...

Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Don't just learn science - DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club! This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Learn about a different...

Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Don't just learn science - DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club! This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Learn about a different...

Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Don't just learn science - DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club! This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Learn about a different...

Thursday, April 20, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Don't just learn science - DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club! This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Learn about a different...

Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Don't just learn science - DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club! This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Learn about a different...

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There are no upcoming events.

Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Don't just learn science - DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club! This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Learn about a different...

Thursday, January 5, 2023 - 4:00pm

Meeting Room A

Roughly translated as "cuteness," kawaii describes the Japanese cultural trend of celebrating all things adorable - think Hello Kitty, Pikachu, and even emojis.

Join children's librarian Casey for a tutorial and experiment...

Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Don't just learn science - DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club! This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Learn about a different...

Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Don't just learn science - DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club! This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Learn about a different...

Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Don't just learn science - DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club! This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Learn about a different...

Thursday, April 20, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Don't just learn science - DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club! This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Learn about a different...

Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Don't just learn science - DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club! This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Learn about a different...