Summer Reading Program 2017 Info

The Summer Reading Program will start with reading logs available on June 12th. Elementary (ages 5-10) Craft/Activities will be Mondays from 1:15-2pm, Movies are Tuesdays at 4pm, Preschool(ish) Story Times are Wednesday mornings at 10:15am, Upper School (ages 11-18) Crafts/Activities are Thursdays at 1:15pm, Saturdays the Wii will be available with games for pre-teens and teens.
Build a Better Community, Build a Better Country, Build a Better World!
2017 Summer Reading Program at Mitchellville Public Library


Reading logs will be available starting June 12th and go through August 5th. Registration available now.

Please remember to return the photo release form when you sign up! Or, if you sign up online you can submit it with your registration!

Summer Reading 2017 Online Registration & Photo Release Form

Reading Logs

Your reading log is different depending on your age. Young children ages 0-5 will just need to read or be read to for 20 minutes each day.They can turn their logs in each week. Children ages 5-10 will have to read 20 minutes 3x a week, check out some books, and complete a couple activities. These logs can also be turned in each week. For completing these logs, children will receive a brick to help us "wall out" and keep our vinyl wall Godzilla from coming and destroying the community. Build a Better World, start here in our community and keep Godzilla at bay! Teens and Adults (ages 11+) have a combined reading log where they can either read one book/magazine/etc. or attend one program each week for 8 weeks.

Prizes will be awarded to those ages 0-5 and 5-10 for completing all 8 weeks. All ages will be receive drawing entries for Grand Prizes after completing and turning in their 8 weeks of reading logs. One grand prize entry per person. Grand Prizes will be displayed in the China Cabinet in the entryway throughout the program. Good Luck!

Special Family Programs:

Monday, June 19th at 1:15pm is the Blank Park Zoo’s program: World for Wildlife at the Community Center

Monday, July 17th at 3pm is the Science Center of Iowa's program: Building Blunders at the Community Center

Special Teen/Adult Programs: 

Wednesday, June 14th from 5-7pm is a Canvas Paint Class with Katie Craney again as our teacher. Ages 18+. Registration Required, Limited Seating.

Wednesday, June 21st at 2pm is a presentation on Green Cleaning by Norwex seller Leah Hansen.

Wednesday, June 28th from 7-8pm is a presentation on location at the Universalist Church in Mitchellville by our library director, Karen Spitler.

Friday, July 7th at 3pm we will be playing the movie "Field of Dreams" at the library.

Wednesday, July 12th from 7-8pm is a presentation about the Field of Dreams by our library director, Karen Spitler. 

Wednesday, July 19th from 6-7pm is a local author visit from Jeanne Martz. The book club will be reading one of her books, The Women of Swenson Farm for the month of September. We will be giving away a copy of this book.

Wednesday, July 26th at 4pm we will be playing the movie "The Gray Area", which is a documentary on the Women's prison here in Mitchellville.

Daily Events*

Mondays – Elementary (ages 5-10) Craft/Activities at 1:15-2pm

We’ll read a few stories, do a craft, an activity, and have a snack. This should be about 45 minutes. The "Special Family Programs" will take the place of these, so please look at the times! The Science Center is later than our usual program!

Tuesdays – Family Friendly Movies at 4-6pm

We’ll be showing a G or PG movie at 4pm. The movie will be announced the Friday before as a Facebook post, so make sure you like our page and follow us! (If you check our Facebook events, they'll likely be posted farther in advance!)

Wednesdays – Regular Preschool Story Time at 10:15-11am 

Story times are from 10:15-11am. 

Thursday- Upper School (Ages 11-18) Craft/Activity Day at 1:15-2pm

The crafts and activities will be harder than the ones on Monday, so that they'll be appropriate for the age group. We'll have some group games and occasionally read an applicable story, but will mostly be craft and activity focused.

Fridays – All Day, All Ages Free Color Period

We’ll supply the markers/colored pencils/crayons & coloring sheets!

Saturdays - Preteen/Teen Wii Gaming 10am-1pm

We have remotes and games available! Bring your friends!

*As a reminder, children 8 years of age or younger must be attended and supervised by a caregiver age 14 or older.

Click here to register online!