Summer Library Program

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It’s hard to believe, but another school year is almost behind us! Soon, kids will be out for the summer, which means there’ll be plenty of time for reading and other fun activities. Join us for some summer fun at the Ida Grove Library.  Our summer library theme is Read Beyond the Beaten Path. We’ve lined up exciting programs, crafts, and storytimes that reflect the theme.

The summer library program is very simple: You read books to complete levels and earn incentives. Along the way, be sure to attend programs, storytimes, and much more at the library. This year we have some very special guests visiting along with contests and grab & go bags for take-home fun! 

Program registration begins May 2, 2022, with programs running from June 7th through July 12th. Just stop by the library to sign up for the program and pick up a schedule of events. As always, library programs are FREE. 

Why not join in the fun activities we’ve planned for this year’s summer reading program?

Below, you will find an online registration form, printable reading logs and other important information regarding this summer's program. 

We’ll see you this summer @ your library!


Registration Forms

To register for the summer program you can pick up a registration form from the library, print a registration form or complete the online registration form. 

Click here to print a registration form. 


Or, fill out the online form below:



Reading Logs and Levels


Looking for a reading log, find them here!


Level 1

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Level 2

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Level 3

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Level 4

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Level 5

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Level 6

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Level 7

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Level 8

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Level 9

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Level 10

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Important Information about the 2022 Summer Program

Below you will find more information regarding weekly programs, please take a moment to read through this section so that you know what to expect! Also, please take note that due to scheduling with many of our presenters this year, we will be holding all weekly programs at 2pm. 


Note: All children under the age of 8 or large groups of children need to be supervised by a parent/guardian/responsible caregiver during all programs. No exceptions will be made. Children over the age of 8 may attend without an adult, but will be expected to follow all rules set by the presenters.


June 7, 2022 @ 2pm - Tale Spinner Darrin Crow:

Our kick-off program of Summer 2022! Stop in to hear some tall tales and great campfire stories with storyteller and tale-spinner Darrin Crow. Darrin is one of our favorite presenters each year as his stories engage children and spark their imagaination. During this special kick-off program, children will also be making a personalized name tag necklace that they can use throughout the summer to collect their reading tags and attendance incentives. We hope you'll make plans to attend!


June 14, 2022 @ 2pm - Giggle Quest with Jay & Leslie:

Giggle Quest is a brand new program that we've never seen before! Join us on the hunt for summer silliness with Jay and Leslie in Giggle Quest. You will treasure the circus skills, wacky tales, and humorous nature of this fun family show. Recommended for ages 4 and up. 


June 21, 2022 @ 2pm - Jeff Quinn's Reading Safari Magic Show:

Everyone loves magic, right? Join us for a special Reading Safari Magic Show with Magician Jeff Quinn. Reading Safari is a 40-45 minute show featuring animal-themed tricks; lots of audience participation, clean humor and lots of fun. No live animals are used during the show, but it's still a WILD time for everyone!


June 28, 2022 @ 2pm - Camp Iwannareedabuk with Brent Allen:

Puppets, Magic, Stories...what else can a good camper ask for? Join us to see another brand new performer, Brent Allen, with his special Camp Iwannareedabuk. This is sure to be an afternoon of hilarious puppets, stories and general silliness. Not a bad way to spend some time in your library!


July 5, 2022 - Movie Day!

Stop on by for a movie and camp snacks! Our movie will be camp themed and appropriate for most ages, generally rated G or PG. We do ask that parents or a responsible caregiver attend with younger children. Movie will be approximately 90 minutes in length. 


July 12, 2022 @ 2pm - Absolute Science's Fantastic Foam Show & Summer Picnic:

Our final program of Summer 2022! Come out and celebrate all of your hard work this summer with Absolute Science and their Fantastic Foam Show! This show will make your hair stand up! You will experience items disappearing in clear liquids and see the power of a Van De Graaff generator, but no show is complete without foam, LOTS of foam with our fantastic foam experiment where the children are the stars! After the program, the library will provide picnic lunches for children and families attending. In addition, registered children will receive their final incentives for participating in the program. We hope you'll join us for a great family program to celebrate all of our young reader's accomplishments! 


Download a printable schedule