2020 Summer Reading in Des Moines
Summer reading in Des Moines is one of many fun activities to stay busy this summer. This summer, reading challenges will be done virtually and may look different depending on which library you register at. This is the perfect way to stay connected to reading and your library this summer! Remember a lot of local libraries are offering curbside service, virtual storytime and activities, and much more. Make sure you are following your local library on Facebook!
Note: We will be adding to this list as local libraries announce their summer reading programs.
When your child reads 8 books this summer, they can receive a free children’s book. Visit the Barnes and Noble summer reading program to download and print their reading journal. In order to receive a free book, a parent must sign on the page. There is a setlist of books that a child can pick for free, broken down by grades. Challenge opens July 1 through August 31, 2020.
The Summer Library Program is for all ages. Preschool to adult. Patrons will still track the amount of time they are reading and are eligible to win prizes for meeting reading goals. This year, they are adding a new way to track–online!
Help celebrate the Clive Public Library’s 20th birthday by blowing out the candles on our summer reading birthday cake! Starting June 1st, you can call the library at 453-2221 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request an adult summer reading treat bag via curbside service, or you can print your reading challenge card at home. Blow out all 20 candles by completing the tasks, and submit your completed card for an entry into our summer birthday present grand prize drawing.
Kids reading challenge is broken down by age and offer two options: Infants & Toddlers and Preschool through Teens. Click the link above to read details!
This summer, children under 18 can watch, read, and do with the library to keep reading and learning, and win prizes. And it’s so simple!
- Register for the program on Beanstack starting July 1. (You can also pick up a paper log at any of our libraries’ curbside pickup service.)
- We’ll be kicking off Book Your Summer! with a very special virtual concert with the Brazilian 2wins at 9 AM on Wednesday, July 1. Head to our Facebook page that morning!
- Watch a DMPL virtual program, read 20 minutes, or do a fun learning activity and track your progress on the paper log or electronically on Beanstack between July 1 and August 15.
- Once you earn all 18 badges (or cross off 18 Rosies on the paper log) you did it! You booked your summer with DMPL!
- Redeem your prize (a book!) at any of our buildings beginning July 8.
- Call (515) 283-4152 for help with registration or any other questions.
This years’ Summer Reading Program runs from June 1st – July 31st and will be completely online! Reading and math challenges are available on Beanstack and events will be posted both on the website and Facebook.
Now online! Keep track of your reading this summer with our new online challenge. Win spins on our super-cool prize wheel for reading AND for doing activities throughout the summer! There will be virtual programs including storytimes, crafts, escape rooms, and much more.
Complete the reading challenge and win a fantastical ceramic bank that you can decorate yourself. There are six designs to choose from.
Join a free, 7-week program that encourages children to read and keep their brain active through the summer. Join virtually through ReaderZone.
This year’s Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library Summer Reading Program 100% virtual. Keep track of your reading through the Beanstack app and join us for a variety of fun activities from home! Some virtual programs will be shared via youtube video and on Library social media channels, some will be available to subscribers via a zoom meeting, check event listings for details.
Usborne Books & More Summer Reading Club
The Usborne Books & More Summer Reading Club is a pledge-based reading incentive
program. My goal is to help children develop and reinforce a regular reading habit and have fun with books! The children earn books for their personal enjoyment and experience the satisfaction of sharing books with deserving children in our community. WOW! What an awesome way to spend time the summer – enjoying reading, learning, and doing a great thing for others!
Print Summer info sheet here.
Print Summer Reading log here.
Print Sponsor sheet here.
READ Books! ATTEND Online Events! WIN Prizes!
READ! Read or have someone read to you for at least 15 minutes each day. The 15 minutes does not have to be read all at once. Books should be at, or above, your reading level.
LOG! Record the time you read online with Beanstack or the Beanstack Tracker app.
PRIZES! After 20 days of reading you will earn a summer prize pack, including a free book, and a set of colored pencils. Please watch the library’s website and social media accounts to see when and how these will be available for pick up. Check out the prizes below!
The West Des Moines Summer Reading Challenge begins May 18. You can register via the Beanstack app or website. Through the Summer the library will send out information regarding prizes as you read.