Summer Reading

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All Summer Long Returns!

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Visit the library All Summer Long as part of the Des Moines Public Library's Summer Reading Program! 

This year's we will have a number of great programs, many of which will be hosted outdoors. We'll have storytimes, arts, crafts, scavenger hunts, take-home programs, and more.

Registration is underway. You can register online at the link above or at any DMPL location.


Download the Reading Log (.pdf)

Download the Reading Log - Español (.pdf)

How It Will Work

  • Earn a free book just by signing up!
  • Each time you read for 20 minutes or complete a learning activity, cross off a space on your game board. Each game board will come with with several learning activity suggestions!
  • Cross off all 18 spaces and cut out and return the completion slip below to any of our library locations to be entered into a special prize drawing.
  • Slips must be returned by August 7 to be eligible for the prize drawing.
  • Program may be completed more than once, but only one book will be given out at signup to participants.

Go Paperless!

You can also track your progress online through our Beanstack page. You can download the Beanstack app on the App Store or Google Play Store.

Summer Game Board