Summer Reading Program

Imagine your story - Summer Reading Program

Imagine your story

June 1 - August 8, 2020

Stay busy this summer reading!

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

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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

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online

Join us for your favorite genres and chat with like-minded readers on Tuesdays at 7pm this summer. Bring a couple of recommendations to share or just show up to hear what everyone else loves!

Register here to reserve your spot for the...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 1:00pm

Online

On Wednesdays, School age children are invited to join us online for an activity that will help us learn and understand something new about different world cultures, all from local voices!

France is celebrating Bastille Day this week, so...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online

Join ICPL staff and members of Environment Iowa and Green Iowa AmeriCorps for a discussion of the film Riverblue - can Fashion Save the Planet..

This 2017 documentary is available FREE with your library card on Kanopy.com. Watch it at...

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 1:00pm

Online

Seeing is NOT believing! Steve Couch and his computer animated friend, TV, have collected more than 50 of the most astonishing optical illusions ever created. There will be moving physical displays and video images that will astound and delight...

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online

Learn some formatting tricks in Word that will come in handy for any kind of document you create. Our example will be a simple family cookbook to go in a 3-ring binder, be spiral bound by a print shop, or distributed as a PDF. We'll cover...

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 1:00pm

Online

Want to get up and move? Dance along with Jazzercise instructor Ashley Smith and learn some fun choreography to songs that will work your muscles and get your heart pumping! This is a pre-recorded video that can be found on our social media...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 1:00pm

Online

On Wednesdays, School age children are invited to join us online for an activity that will help us learn and understand something new about different world cultures, all from local voices!

Today we will be learning about, watching a...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 2:00pm

Online

Do you know everything about The Mandalorian, Harry Potter and the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Then prove it at our Fandom Trivia contest. Compete solo or as a group to show that you know the most about pop culture. The winners will get...

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

Online

Directly from the Land of Oz comes a natural born entertainer, Mikayla Oz! In her show you will see thing appear, vanish, teleport, transform and even float right in front of your eyes! Best part is, Mikalya gets everyone involved laughing.

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online

There are many reasons people save seeds. With saved seeds you don't have to buy new seeds next year. Saving seeds can help you preserve a specific “family” flower or vegetable (Grandma’s 4 O’Clocks or Dad’s favorite tomato) and helps you...

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online

Join us for your favorite genres and chat with like-minded readers on Tuesdays at 7pm this summer. Bring a couple of recommendations to share or just show up to hear what everyone else loves!

Register here to reserve your spot for the...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 1:00pm

Online

On Wednesdays, School age children are invited to join us online for an activity that will help us learn and understand something new about different world cultures, all from local voices!

France is celebrating Bastille Day this week, so...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online

Join ICPL staff and members of Environment Iowa and Green Iowa AmeriCorps for a discussion of the film Riverblue - can Fashion Save the Planet..

This 2017 documentary is available FREE with your library card on Kanopy.com. Watch it at...

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 1:00pm

Online

Seeing is NOT believing! Steve Couch and his computer animated friend, TV, have collected more than 50 of the most astonishing optical illusions ever created. There will be moving physical displays and video images that will astound and delight...

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online

Learn some formatting tricks in Word that will come in handy for any kind of document you create. Our example will be a simple family cookbook to go in a 3-ring binder, be spiral bound by a print shop, or distributed as a PDF. We'll cover...

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 1:00pm

Online

Want to get up and move? Dance along with Jazzercise instructor Ashley Smith and learn some fun choreography to songs that will work your muscles and get your heart pumping! This is a pre-recorded video that can be found on our social media...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 1:00pm

Online

On Wednesdays, School age children are invited to join us online for an activity that will help us learn and understand something new about different world cultures, all from local voices!

Today we will be learning about, watching a...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 2:00pm

Online

Do you know everything about The Mandalorian, Harry Potter and the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Then prove it at our Fandom Trivia contest. Compete solo or as a group to show that you know the most about pop culture. The winners will get...

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

Online

Directly from the Land of Oz comes a natural born entertainer, Mikayla Oz! In her show you will see thing appear, vanish, teleport, transform and even float right in front of your eyes! Best part is, Mikalya gets everyone involved laughing.

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online

There are many reasons people save seeds. With saved seeds you don't have to buy new seeds next year. Saving seeds can help you preserve a specific “family” flower or vegetable (Grandma’s 4 O’Clocks or Dad’s favorite tomato) and helps you...

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online

Join us for your favorite genres and chat with like-minded readers on Tuesdays at 7pm this summer. Bring a couple of recommendations to share or just show up to hear what everyone else loves!

Register here to reserve your spot for the...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online

Join ICPL staff and members of Environment Iowa and Green Iowa AmeriCorps for a discussion of the film Riverblue - can Fashion Save the Planet..

This 2017 documentary is available FREE with your library card on Kanopy.com. Watch it at...

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online

Learn some formatting tricks in Word that will come in handy for any kind of document you create. Our example will be a simple family cookbook to go in a 3-ring binder, be spiral bound by a print shop, or distributed as a PDF. We'll cover...

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online

There are many reasons people save seeds. With saved seeds you don't have to buy new seeds next year. Saving seeds can help you preserve a specific “family” flower or vegetable (Grandma’s 4 O’Clocks or Dad’s favorite tomato) and helps you...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online

Join us for your favorite genres and chat with like-minded readers on Tuesdays at 7pm this summer. Bring a couple of recommendations to share or just show up to hear what everyone else loves!

Register here to reserve your spot for the...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online

Join ICPL staff and members of Environment Iowa and Green Iowa AmeriCorps for a discussion of the film Oceans - The Mystery of the Missing Plastic (2016).

This 2016 documentary is available FREE with your library card on Kanopy.com....

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online

Ready to graduate from reading memes to creating them? Confused by memes entirely? We'll discuss how to make your own memes using free online generators, along with a little history of memes, the major ones people should know, and a bit...

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online

Join us for your favorite genres and chat with like-minded readers on Tuesdays at 7pm this summer. Bring a couple of recommendations to share or just show up to hear what everyone else loves!

Register here to reserve your spot for the...

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online

Grab a cup of tea, your latest craft project, and your digital device to join fellow local crafters online as we gather again for casual conversation about what we are working on and anything else that strikes our fancy.

Register here to...

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online

Learn some formatting tricks in Word that will come in handy for any kind of document you create. Our example will be a simple family cookbook to go in a 3-ring binder, be spiral bound by a print shop, or distributed as a PDF. We'll cover...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 2:00pm

Online

Do you know everything about The Mandalorian, Harry Potter and the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Then prove it at our Fandom Trivia contest. Compete solo or as a group to show that you know the most about pop culture. The winners will get...

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online

Ready to graduate from reading memes to creating them? Confused by memes entirely? We'll discuss how to make your own memes using free online generators, along with a little history of memes, the major ones people should know, and a bit...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 2:00pm

Online

From the earliest moving picture toys to the golden age of animation, discover the basics of creating your own moving illustrations with artist Will Stuck. Participants will learn simple animation techniques. Register online for a link to join...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 1:00pm

Online

On Wednesdays, School age children are invited to join us online for an activity that will help us learn and understand something new about different world cultures, all from local voices!

France is celebrating Bastille Day this week, so...

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 1:00pm

Online

Seeing is NOT believing! Steve Couch and his computer animated friend, TV, have collected more than 50 of the most astonishing optical illusions ever created. There will be moving physical displays and video images that will astound and delight...

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 1:00pm

Online

Want to get up and move? Dance along with Jazzercise instructor Ashley Smith and learn some fun choreography to songs that will work your muscles and get your heart pumping! This is a pre-recorded video that can be found on our social media...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 1:00pm

Online

On Wednesdays, School age children are invited to join us online for an activity that will help us learn and understand something new about different world cultures, all from local voices!

Today we will be learning about, watching a...

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

Online

Directly from the Land of Oz comes a natural born entertainer, Mikayla Oz! In her show you will see thing appear, vanish, teleport, transform and even float right in front of your eyes! Best part is, Mikalya gets everyone involved laughing.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 1:00pm

Online

Watch Karen of Dancing Leaves Yoga as she demonstrates yoga postures, breathing techniques and creative movement. What a great way to improve your body, brain, breath and balance!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:00pm

Online

On Wednesdays, School age children are invited to join us online for an activity that will help us learn and understand something new about different world cultures, all from local voices!

Erin, local expert on African art is doing a show...

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 1:00pm

Online

Will Stuck is a former librarian turned storyteller who knew that he needed to teach others why their story is important.Will's program includes MESS (Music, Education, Stories & Science), so prepare for stories with musical elements,...

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 1:00pm

Online

Learn some sewing basics with seamstress Katya Boltanova: how to thread a needle, sew on a button, and mend a hole in your clothes by hand. This is a pre-recorded video that will be available on our social media channels and website at this date...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 1:00pm

Online

On Wednesdays, School age children are invited to join us online for an activity that will help us learn and understand something new about different world cultures, all from local voices!

Isn’t it amazing that we have a national museum so...