Summer Reading 2019
offers fun and enriching events and reading incentives for kids 0-18 years of age. We welcome you and your family to the library this summer!
Why Participate Kids and teens who engage in learning activities during the summer start their next school year ready to learn. The free events and activities at the library can help prevent summer learning loss – watch the video below to learn more about summer slide and how Summer Spotlight can help!
How To Participate
Paper Option Our paper forms allows kids and teens to choose areas of interest to focus on during the summer and encourages them to plan a variety of activities (including reading!) around their passions. Click the links below for printable versions of the program. Use activity logs to earn entries into ticket drawings and reading logs to earn FREE books and a special library card holder. All files are in PDF format.
Hosted by Beanstack, Summer Spotlight Online is easy to use, tailored to different ages and interests, and full of great ideas for staying engaged and active all summer long. Watch the video below to learn how to register for your free Beanstack account and log your reading and activities.
Participants in both of the paper and online options can earn free books, entries into State Fair ticket drawings, and MORE!
Great Summer Read Down
Anyone can reduce or “read down” late fees on their library cards by reading (or being read to) in the library. Receive $2 off for every 20 minutes starting May 29th. Learn more about this exciting program here.
You can now view all summer events and register for June events. Registration for July and August events begins Tuesday, June 11th at 10:00am.
Belle Plaine only
Elko New Market only
New Prague only
Prior Lake only
ALL Summer Events for Teens
Download and print your branch event calendars. All files are in PDF format.
Belle Plaine: Ages 0-5 | Ages 6-11 | Ages 12-18
Elko New Market: Ages 0-5 | Ages 6-11 | Ages 12-18
Jordan: Ages 0-5 | Ages 6-11 | Ages 12-18
New Prague: Ages 0-5 | Ages 6-11 | Ages 12-18
Prior Lake: Ages 0-5 | Ages 6-11 | Ages 12-18
Savage: Ages 0-5 | Ages 6-11 | Ages 12-18
Shakopee: Ages 0-5 | Ages 6-11 | Ages 12-18
Youth VolunteersOur libraries use volunteers ages 12 and up during the summer to help with the library’s summer reading program and events. Volunteers typically work 15-30 hours over the 9 weeks of the summer reading program.
Our 2019 summer youth volunteer positions are filled. If you are interested in volunteer next summer, please contact your local library in late spring 2020.
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