Summer Reading Program

A Universe of Stories

June 1 - August 10, 2019

Stay busy this summer reading and attending out-of-this-world library events.

Available to readers of all ages and abilities, babies through adults. Registration begins May 13th. Participants will receive game cards to track their summer reading goals. Prizes available starting June 8th.

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Sponsors

A big thank you to our 2019 Summer Reading Program sponsors:

  • Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation
  • Aspen Leaf Frozen Yogurt
  • Bruegger’s Bagels
  • The Iowa Children’s Museum
  • McDonald’s Family Restaurants
  • Panda Express

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

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

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!" This event...

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

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, June 25, 2020 - 10:30am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Energetic World music to get your feet moving and body grooving! This dynamic live band provides musical entertainment through interactive songs from around the world including from the Caribbean Islands, Cuba and Brazil!!

Drums and...

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Absolute Science is an amazingly fun and educational program aimed at children of all ages to become engaged in the world of science through demonstrations and experiments. How does light change our perception of what is right in front of our...

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 1:00pm

Tween Space

Join us in the Tween Space with Hy-Vee dietitian, Lindsey Frisbie. She will be presenting ideas on how to rethink your drink (showing healthier beverage options instead of soda) and allowing us to sample summer smoothies!

Try It Out Friday...

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Join us for hooping it up at the library with Hoola-Fit instructor, Amy Raspiller Bradley! This is a fun fitness program that works with music and all sizes of hoops for kids to put movement into action with hula hoops.

Try It Out Friday...

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A

Through yoga postures, breathing techniques, and creative movement, kids will connect to the 4 B’s: body, brain, breath and balance. The practice of yoga encourages kids to listen to their bodies, reduce stress, and gain self-confidence. Join...

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A

Learn to embroider at the library! Mari will teach you different kinds of stitches and help you create a cool piece of textile art to take home. This program is for school-age children, and an adult is encouraged to attend with a brand-new...

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

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!" This event...

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

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, June 25, 2020 - 10:30am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Energetic World music to get your feet moving and body grooving! This dynamic live band provides musical entertainment through interactive songs from around the world including from the Caribbean Islands, Cuba and Brazil!!

Drums and...

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Absolute Science is an amazingly fun and educational program aimed at children of all ages to become engaged in the world of science through demonstrations and experiments. How does light change our perception of what is right in front of our...

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 1:00pm

Tween Space

Join us in the Tween Space with Hy-Vee dietitian, Lindsey Frisbie. She will be presenting ideas on how to rethink your drink (showing healthier beverage options instead of soda) and allowing us to sample summer smoothies!

Try It Out Friday...

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Join us for hooping it up at the library with Hoola-Fit instructor, Amy Raspiller Bradley! This is a fun fitness program that works with music and all sizes of hoops for kids to put movement into action with hula hoops.

Try It Out Friday...

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A

Through yoga postures, breathing techniques, and creative movement, kids will connect to the 4 B’s: body, brain, breath and balance. The practice of yoga encourages kids to listen to their bodies, reduce stress, and gain self-confidence. Join...

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A

Learn to embroider at the library! Mari will teach you different kinds of stitches and help you create a cool piece of textile art to take home. This program is for school-age children, and an adult is encouraged to attend with a brand-new...

There are no upcoming events.

There are no upcoming events.

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

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!" This event...

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

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!" This event...

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

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, June 18, 2020 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

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, June 18, 2020 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

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, June 25, 2020 - 10:30am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Energetic World music to get your feet moving and body grooving! This dynamic live band provides musical entertainment through interactive songs from around the world including from the Caribbean Islands, Cuba and Brazil!!

Drums and...

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:30am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Energetic World music to get your feet moving and body grooving! This dynamic live band provides musical entertainment through interactive songs from around the world including from the Caribbean Islands, Cuba and Brazil!!

Drums and...

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Absolute Science is an amazingly fun and educational program aimed at children of all ages to become engaged in the world of science through demonstrations and experiments. How does light change our perception of what is right in front of our...

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Absolute Science is an amazingly fun and educational program aimed at children of all ages to become engaged in the world of science through demonstrations and experiments. How does light change our perception of what is right in front of our...

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 1:00pm

Tween Space

Join us in the Tween Space with Hy-Vee dietitian, Lindsey Frisbie. She will be presenting ideas on how to rethink your drink (showing healthier beverage options instead of soda) and allowing us to sample summer smoothies!

Try It Out Friday...