The Iowa City Public Library (ICPL) is excited to announce the much-anticipated 2023 Summer Reading Program, which will run from June 1 to Aug. 5, 2023. A kickoff celebration, ABC Saturday (Arts, Books, & Children) at the Iowa Arts Festival, will be held on June 3 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the Ped Mall.
Interested participants can sign up in-person at the Library, at the Bookmobile, online through Beanstack, or by printing and submitting a PDF of the Summer Reading log found at icpl.org/srp starting June 1. The program welcomes readers of all ages - from infants to adults - and is entirely free of cost.
All ages will earn a free prize book when they turn in a completed game card at the Library or Bookmobile by August 5.
The Library aims to inspire curiosity and exploration during this summer program. Participants can look forward to a lineup of engaging, free events meant to spark imagination and learning. Highlights include Stories in the Park, a visit from Pete the Cat, Teen Museum Mondays, a temporary tattoo workshop, Bookmobile activities at Iowa City Farmers Market, BYOBook, and many more!
All Library patrons, regardless of age or neurodiversity, can participate in our Summer Reading Programs. We will be happy to customize reading programs and activities to meet the individual needs of our patrons; please visit icpl.org/srp or call 319-356-5200.
The Iowa City Public Library is a center of community life that connects people of all ages with information; engages them with the world of ideas and with each other; and enriches the community by supporting learning, promoting literacy, and encouraging creativity.