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 Reading Colors Your World. We’ve lined up fascinating presentations, 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 3, 2021, with programs running from June 8th through August 10th. 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:

 

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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 2021 Summer Program

This year's program is going to look a little different from past years, but we are excited to be able to offer the summer program! Below you will find more information regarding each weekly program and rules from our presenters that need to be followed during the programs. Please take a moment to read through this section so that you know what to expect!

 

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.

Please remember that the children's library cannot be a hangout spot this summer for children. We love to see them at programs and all are welcome to come in to check out library materials for at home use, but for the safety of our staff and other patrons, time limits will be strictly enforced. 

 

June 8, 2021 - ISU Extension Program:

This program will be held outdoors in the grassy area behind the library. We suggest bringing a blanket to sit on and maintaining space between groups. At this time, the ISU Extension Office has not provided additional requirements, but we will be sure to post any that are given to us ahead of time or communicate those prior to the program. In the event of rainy or inclement weather, this program will be held in the gym at the Rec Center. 

 

June 12, 2021 - Coloring Contest Grab & Go Bags:

Grab & Go bags will be provided this week. Simply stop in to pick one up. Grab & Go bags will be available until Saturday, June 19th. No program is held, but children are encouraged to color and submit one of the sheets from the bag for our coloring contest. Contest submission deadline is June 22nd.

 

June 22, 2021 - Literacy Storytime:

This program will be held in the Children's Library at scheduled times through the day. Storytime is limited to 15 children per session and sessions will be timed to allow adequate cleaning and restocking between groups. To sign up for one session, please call 364-2306.

 

June 29, 2021 - Magician Jeff Quinn:

This program will be held in the Gym at the Ida Grove Rec Center. We suggest bringing a blanket to sit on and maintaining space between groups. We are required to keep space between the magician and audience, so please observe the ropes when finding a space to sit. Additional requirements will be communicated when received or at the start of the program. 

 

July 6, 2021 - Literacy Storytime:

This program will be held in the Children's Library at scheduled times through the day. Storytime is limited to 15 children per session and sessions will be timed to allow adequate cleaning and restocking between groups. To sign up for one session, please call 364-2306.

July 13, 2021 - ISU Grab & Go Bags: 

Grab & Go bags will be provided this week, no program will be held. This week's bags are provided courtesy of the Iowa State University Extension Office. Make sure to stop and pick one up!

 

July 20, 2021 - Blank Park Zoo: 

This program will be held in the Gym at the Ida Grove Rec Center. We suggest bringing a blanket and maintaining space between groups. 

The Blank Park Zoo has additional requirements for their Zoo to You programs and the health of their animals:

  • Zoo staff and animals must maintain a 10 foot distance from audience members at all times. 

  • Guests are asked to gather in front of the educator, and not approach from the back of the area. 

  • Ambassador animals have a minimum and maximum temperature restriction and outdoor programs could possibly be cancelled due to weather or heat. 

  • Blank Park Zoo staff are required to wear masks or face coverings at all times. 

  • Blank Park Zoo is not allowing any audience member to touch the animals this year, only Blank Park Zoo staff may handle the animals.

  • The Blank Park Zoo will terminate programs immediately if any of the above guidelines are not followed during the program. 

 

July 27, 2021 - Artopia:

This program will be held outdoors in the grassy area behind the library. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of art activities. Due to the messy nature of this program, we advise wearing play clothes. We will have buckets of soap and water available for cleaning hands only. We ask that if you would like to check out items or visit the Children's Library during this program, please do so before starting an art project. Anyone with wet paint or other items likely to damage library materials will not be allowed to enter the library. 

 

August 3, 2021 - Grab & Go Bags: 

Grab & Go bags will be provided this week, no program will be held. This week's bags are provided courtesy of Ida County Conservation Center. Make sure to stop and pick one up!

 

August 10, 2021 - Darrin Crow Storytelling & Summer Picnic:

Our final program of Summer 2021! This program will be held in outdoors in the grassy area behind the library. No additional restrictions have been received at this time. We will keep this updated should we receive further instructions for program requirements.  In the event of rain or inclement weather, the program will be held in the Heritage Room of the Library or Children's Library. After Darrin's program, the library will provide grab & go picnic fare. You are welcome to eat outside or take items with you. 

 

Anyone not following the above guidelines, or guidelines given at the start of each program, will be asked to leave the program. 

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to provide a great program experience for our summer readers.