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 for 2023 is Find Your Voice. 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 1, 2023, with programs running from June 8th through July 13th. 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 2023 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!. 


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 8, 2023 @ 10:30am - Tale Spinner Darrin Crow

Our kick-off program of Summer 2023! Stop in to hear some tall tales and great stories with our favorite storyteller and tale-spinner Darrin Crow. Darrin is one of our favorite presenters each year as his stories engage children and spark their imagaination.


June 15, 2023 @ 10:30am - Circus Pop! The Giant Bubble Show

Join us for Circus Pop! with Logan Jimenez! All the tricks of a bubble show (giant 20 foot long soap bubbles, bubble volcanoes, etc) with circus stunts like fire eating and magic. A wacky and humorous family show. 


June 22, 2023 @ 10:30am - Mimes, Masks & Magic!

Join us in welcoming Fax Gilbert! We'll see a reckless robot, a wacky weightlifter, a daffy doctor, and jerky jester, and plenty of masks and magic you won't believe!


June 29, 2023 @ 10:30am - ISU Extension with Laura

Join Laura from the ISU Extension office for a fun summer program! Laura does not disappoint and her programs are always tons of fun! Not a bad way to spend some time in your library!


July 6, 2023 @ 10:30am - Pint Size Polkas

Mike Schneider will have you singing, clapping, dancing and, yes, even yodeling along to his songs with plenty of magic and comedy mixed in! Guaranteed to make you smile! 


July 13, 2023 @ 10:30am - Pool Party Summer Picnic

Come out and celebrate summer with a pool party summer picnic! We'll be at the Recreation Center's Outdoor Pool. Picnic lunches will be provided for children attending!


Download a printable schedule