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

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

Monday, February 27, 2023 - 7:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Have you ever wanted to learn to code, but had no idea where to start? Are you curious about how the apps on your phone and programs on your computer are made? This introduction to coding will teach you the basic building blocks all programs are...

Adults Teens Classes & Workshops 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

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us every Tuesday afternoon from June 13 - August 15 (no meeting July 4) for this interactive club where you're in the driver's seat! Each week, a librarian will read aloud one of the exciting titles in the Choose Your Own Adventure...

Tweens Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us every Tuesday afternoon from June 13 - August 15 (no meeting July 4) for this interactive club where you're in the driver's seat! Each week, a librarian will read aloud one of the exciting titles in the Choose Your Own Adventure...

Tweens Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us every Tuesday afternoon from June 13 - August 15 (no meeting July 4) for this interactive club where you're in the driver's seat! Each week, a librarian will read aloud one of the exciting titles in the Choose Your Own Adventure...

Tweens Book Discussion

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us every Tuesday afternoon from June 13 - August 15 (no meeting July 4) for this interactive club where you're in the driver's seat! Each week, a librarian will read aloud one of the exciting titles in the Choose Your Own Adventure...

Tweens Book Discussion

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us every Tuesday afternoon from June 13 - August 15 (no meeting July 4) for this interactive club where you're in the driver's seat! Each week, a librarian will read aloud one of the exciting titles in the Choose Your Own Adventure...

Tweens Book Discussion

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us every Tuesday afternoon from June 13 - August 15 (no meeting July 4) for this interactive club where you're in the driver's seat! Each week, a librarian will read aloud one of the exciting titles in the Choose Your Own Adventure...

Tweens Book Discussion

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...

Monday, February 27, 2023 - 7:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Have you ever wanted to learn to code, but had no idea where to start? Are you curious about how the apps on your phone and programs on your computer are made? This introduction to coding will teach you the basic building blocks all programs are...

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...

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us every Tuesday afternoon from June 13 - August 15 (no meeting July 4) for this interactive club where you're in the driver's seat!

Each week, a librarian will read aloud one of the exciting titles in the Choose Your Own...

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us every Tuesday afternoon from June 13 - August 15 (no meeting July 4) for this interactive club where you're in the driver's seat!

Each week, a librarian will read aloud one of the exciting titles in the Choose Your Own...

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us every Tuesday afternoon from June 13 - August 15 (no meeting July 4) for this interactive club where you're in the driver's seat!

Each week, a librarian will read aloud one of the exciting titles in the Choose Your Own...

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us every Tuesday afternoon from June 13 - August 15 (no meeting July 4) for this interactive club where you're in the driver's seat!

Each week, a librarian will read aloud one of the exciting titles in the Choose Your Own...

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us every Tuesday afternoon from June 13 - August 15 (no meeting July 4) for this interactive club where you're in the driver's seat!

Each week, a librarian will read aloud one of the exciting titles in the Choose Your Own...

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us every Tuesday afternoon from June 13 - August 15 (no meeting July 4) for this interactive club where you're in the driver's seat!

Each week, a librarian will read aloud one of the exciting titles in the Choose Your Own...

Monday, February 27, 2023 - 7:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Have you ever wanted to learn to code, but had no idea where to start? Are you curious about how the apps on your phone and programs on your computer are made? This introduction to coding will teach you the basic building blocks all programs are...

Monday, February 27, 2023 - 7:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Have you ever wanted to learn to code, but had no idea where to start? Are you curious about how the apps on your phone and programs on your computer are made? This introduction to coding will teach you the basic building blocks all programs are...

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, 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...

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us every Tuesday afternoon from June 13 - August 15 (no meeting July 4) for this interactive club where you're in the driver's seat!

Each week, a librarian will read aloud one of the exciting titles in the Choose Your Own...

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us every Tuesday afternoon from June 13 - August 15 (no meeting July 4) for this interactive club where you're in the driver's seat!

Each week, a librarian will read aloud one of the exciting titles in the Choose Your Own...

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us every Tuesday afternoon from June 13 - August 15 (no meeting July 4) for this interactive club where you're in the driver's seat!

Each week, a librarian will read aloud one of the exciting titles in the Choose Your Own...

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us every Tuesday afternoon from June 13 - August 15 (no meeting July 4) for this interactive club where you're in the driver's seat!

Each week, a librarian will read aloud one of the exciting titles in the Choose Your Own...

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us every Tuesday afternoon from June 13 - August 15 (no meeting July 4) for this interactive club where you're in the driver's seat!

Each week, a librarian will read aloud one of the exciting titles in the Choose Your Own...

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us every Tuesday afternoon from June 13 - August 15 (no meeting July 4) for this interactive club where you're in the driver's seat!

Each week, a librarian will read aloud one of the exciting titles in the Choose Your Own...

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us every Tuesday afternoon from June 13 - August 15 (no meeting July 4) for this interactive club where you're in the driver's seat!

Each week, a librarian will read aloud one of the exciting titles in the Choose Your Own...