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?

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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

Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

Today is National Lobster Day! Choose from several different colorful creatures that live under the sea to paint with watercolors and create color resistance with crayons! --- ¡Hoy es el día nacional de la langosta! ¡Elige entre varias criaturas...

Tweens Kids Families Arts & Crafting
Text Effects in Illustrator

Monday, September 26, 2022 - 7:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Ready to make your next project pop? In this class, we’ll teach you how to add unique effects to your text in Adobe Illustrator to make it stand out. You’ll learn how to put letters on a curved path, stretch them to a custom shape, add borders,...

Adults Teens Arts & Crafting Classes & Workshops Science & Technology

Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

Today we'll combine two great fall fruits to make a cute Halloween craft! Using sliced apples, we will make pumpkin prints on paper that can be used to make cards. Once the paint dries, create spooky jack-o-lantern faces on your pumpkins!...

Tweens Kids Families Arts & Crafting

Thursday, October 20, 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, November 17, 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, 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 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

Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

Today is National Lobster Day! Choose from several different colorful creatures that live under the sea to paint with watercolors and create color resistance with crayons!
---

¡Hoy es el día nacional de la langosta! ¡Elige entre...

Monday, September 26, 2022 - 7:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Ready to make your next project pop? In this class, we’ll teach you how to add unique effects to your text in Adobe Illustrator to make it stand out. You’ll learn how to put letters on a curved path, stretch them to a custom shape, add borders,...

Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

Today we'll combine two great fall fruits to make a cute Halloween craft! Using sliced apples, we will make pumpkin prints on paper that can be used to make cards. Once the paint dries, create spooky jack-o-lantern faces on your pumpkins!...

Thursday, October 20, 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, November 17, 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, 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 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...

Monday, September 26, 2022 - 7:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Ready to make your next project pop? In this class, we’ll teach you how to add unique effects to your text in Adobe Illustrator to make it stand out. You’ll learn how to put letters on a curved path, stretch them to a custom shape, add borders,...

Monday, September 26, 2022 - 7:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Ready to make your next project pop? In this class, we’ll teach you how to add unique effects to your text in Adobe Illustrator to make it stand out. You’ll learn how to put letters on a curved path, stretch them to a custom shape, add borders,...

Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

Today is National Lobster Day! Choose from several different colorful creatures that live under the sea to paint with watercolors and create color resistance with crayons!
---

¡Hoy es el día nacional de la langosta! ¡Elige entre...

Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

Today we'll combine two great fall fruits to make a cute Halloween craft! Using sliced apples, we will make pumpkin prints on paper that can be used to make cards. Once the paint dries, create spooky jack-o-lantern faces on your pumpkins!...

Thursday, October 20, 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, November 17, 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, 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 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...