Summer Reading Program

ICPL summer reading program
Summer reading program 2023 has now finished. Check back next year for our next adventure!

ICPL Reads

June 1 - August 5, 2023

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 ACT and 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

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Elementary-age kids are invited to join us each Tuesday at 1:00 to learn a little bit about a fun skill or hobby that maybe they haven’t tried before! We have experts from the community here to teach you the basics! Looking for a unique hobby to try...

Tweens Kids

Friday, July 5, 2024 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

Take a break from the summer sun and join us every Friday for a matinee movie showing! Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, and Michelangelo are four turtle brothers with a unique set of skills and a penchant for mischief, which runs them afoul of New York...

Kids Families Movies

Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 10:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Today is "Animal Meet & Greet Day!" Our favorite library guests are back! Local residents of the Blank Park Zoo will make an appearance, and a zoo expert will tell us about the animals and answer any questions you have. Stop by...

Tweens Kids Families Nature & Gardening

Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Come learn about some of Iowa's largest birds and even meet a couple! Joan and other volunteers from Raptology will bring some birds of prey and talk about their habitat, diet, size and any other questions you bring about owls, falcons,...

Kids

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Elementary-age kids are invited to join us each Tuesday at 1:00 to learn a little bit about a fun skill or hobby that maybe they haven’t tried before! We have experts from the community here to teach you the basics!

Looking for a unique...

Friday, July 5, 2024 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

Take a break from the summer sun and join us every Friday for a matinee movie showing!

Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, and Michelangelo are four turtle brothers with a unique set of skills and a penchant for mischief, which runs them afoul...

Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 10:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Today is "Animal Meet & Greet Day!" Our favorite library guests are back! Local residents of the Blank Park Zoo will make an appearance, and a zoo expert will tell us about the animals and answer any questions you have. Stop by...

Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Come learn about some of Iowa's largest birds and even meet a couple! Joan and other volunteers from Raptology will bring some birds of prey and talk about their habitat, diet, size and any other questions you bring about owls, falcons,...

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Elementary-age kids are invited to join us each Tuesday at 1:00 to learn a little bit about a fun skill or hobby that maybe they haven’t tried before! We have experts from the community here to teach you the basics!

Looking for a unique...

Friday, July 5, 2024 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

Take a break from the summer sun and join us every Friday for a matinee movie showing!

Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, and Michelangelo are four turtle brothers with a unique set of skills and a penchant for mischief, which runs them afoul...

Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 10:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Today is "Animal Meet & Greet Day!" Our favorite library guests are back! Local residents of the Blank Park Zoo will make an appearance, and a zoo expert will tell us about the animals and answer any questions you have. Stop by...

Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Come learn about some of Iowa's largest birds and even meet a couple! Joan and other volunteers from Raptology will bring some birds of prey and talk about their habitat, diet, size and any other questions you bring about owls, falcons,...