Summer Reading Program

Build a Better World

Join us June 1 through August 11 for programs, actions and activities showing how readers of all ages – babies through adults – can make a difference.

Registration begins June 1, 2017. Register online, at the Library, or at the Bookmobile!

It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.

-Nelson Mandela

Sponsors

Huge thanks to our 2017 Summer Reading Program sponsors:

  • Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation
  • Aspen Leaf Frozen Yogurt
  • Blank Park Zoo
  • Brueggers’ Bagels
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • The Iowa Children’s Museum
  • Iowa City Parks & Recreation Department
  • McDonalds
  • Pizza Ranch
  • Walmart
  • Westdale Bowling Center & Lazer Tag
  • Z’Mariks Noodle Café

Events

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:30am
Mercer Park, Bookmobile
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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
Children's Room
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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 9:00am
Meeting Room D
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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:30am
Willow Creek Park, Bookmobile
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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
Storytime Room
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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 6:30pm
Storytime Room
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 9:00am
Meeting Room D
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:00pm
Storytime Room
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 3:00pm
Storytime Room
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:00am
Meeting Room D
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 10:30am
Bookmobile, Wetherby Park
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 5:30pm
Computer Lab
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 9:00am
Storytime Room
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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 10:00am
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C, Pedmall
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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 3:30pm
Computer Lab
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Friday, July 28, 2017 - 9:00am
Meeting Room D, Storytime Room
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Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:30am
Mercer Park, Bookmobile
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Friday, July 28, 2017 - 1:00pm
Storytime Room
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Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:30am
Meeting Room A
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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 10:30am
Willow Creek Park, Bookmobile
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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 1:00pm
Storytime Room
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 3:00pm
Storytime Room
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:30am
Bookmobile, Wetherby Park
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 1:00pm
Storytime Room
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
Computer Lab
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:30am
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:00am
Computer Lab
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:30am
Mercer Park, Bookmobile
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Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
Children's Room
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Monday, August 7, 2017 - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
Storytime Room
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
Storytime Room
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 10:30am
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 3:30pm
Computer Lab
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Friday, August 11, 2017 - 10:00am
Computer Lab
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
Children's Room
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Friday, August 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Storytime Room
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Friday, August 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C, Meeting Room D
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Friday, August 25, 2017 - 10:00am
Computer Lab
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 9:00am
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 5:30pm
Computer Lab
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:00am
Computer Lab
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 10:00am
Computer Lab
Friday, August 25, 2017 - 10:00am
Computer Lab
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
Children's Room
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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 9:00am
Meeting Room D
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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
Storytime Room
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 9:00am
Meeting Room D
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:00pm
Storytime Room
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 3:00pm
Storytime Room
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:00am
Meeting Room D
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 9:00am
Storytime Room
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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 10:00am
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C, Pedmall
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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 3:30pm
Computer Lab
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Friday, July 28, 2017 - 9:00am
Meeting Room D, Storytime Room
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Friday, July 28, 2017 - 1:00pm
Storytime Room
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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 1:00pm
Storytime Room
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 3:00pm
Storytime Room
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 1:00pm
Storytime Room
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Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
Children's Room
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Monday, August 7, 2017 - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
Storytime Room
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
Storytime Room
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 3:30pm
Computer Lab
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Friday, August 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
Children's Room
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Friday, August 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C, Meeting Room D
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Friday, August 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Storytime Room
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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:30am
Mercer Park, Bookmobile
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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
Children's Room
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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:30am
Willow Creek Park, Bookmobile
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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
Storytime Room
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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 6:30pm
Storytime Room
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:00pm
Storytime Room
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 10:30am
Bookmobile, Wetherby Park
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 10:00am
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C, Pedmall
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Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:30am
Mercer Park, Bookmobile
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Friday, July 28, 2017 - 1:00pm
Storytime Room
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Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:30am
Meeting Room A
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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 10:30am
Willow Creek Park, Bookmobile
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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 1:00pm
Storytime Room
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:30am
Bookmobile, Wetherby Park
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 1:00pm
Storytime Room
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
Computer Lab
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Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:30am
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:30am
Mercer Park, Bookmobile
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Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
Children's Room
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Monday, August 7, 2017 - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
Storytime Room
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A
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Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 10:30am
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Friday, August 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
Children's Room
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Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 9:00am
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Featured Events

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Meeting Room A
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Meeting Room A
Thursday, July 27, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C, Pedmall
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Meeting Room A