Des Moines Public Libraries Children’s Summer Reading Program


Get ready to Fizz, Boom, Read! this summer with our reading programs tailored for babies-preschoolers, K-2nd and 3rd-5th graders. Sign up for a task sheet at any of the six Des Moines Public Library branches starting June 9th! Find your  local branch here.

Reading Program:

Children who complete 15 of 25 optional tasks will receive a book of their choice and two Blank Park Zoo passes. All ages of children may participate – even babies!

Babies to Preschoolers: Complete the read-to-me program with your little one and enjoy songs, home-based activities, library events and books to build your child’s readiness to read.

K-2nd: Early readers will have fun choosing the literacy tasks they wish to complete like the library scavenger hunt and reading to their favorite stuffed animal.

3rd-5th: Older readers will be challenged with tasks like measuring their room, reading about scientists and writing about their favorite planets.

Library Events:

All six branches offer a variety of children’s events from engaging storytimes, hands-on events with crafts and knowledgeable performers! Some events require registration. Check with your local branch for more information. Event attendance is optional but not required to finish the Reading Program.

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