Summer Reading Program


The Summer Reading Program is offered every year in June. Designed to encourage a love of reading.
Earn tickets each week for the prize drawing and have FUN! Open to all ages. 

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Summer Reading Program 2024 has a theme of "Read, Renew, Repeat".

Registration begins May 28th.

Printable Registration and Events Flyer available here.

Prizes & ticket information:

Winning prizes is easy. All you have to do is participate. Earn a ticket for the prize drawings just by registering for the
Summer Reading Program. Earn another ticket for every program you attend. Turning in a reading log every week earns you tickets, too. 
Check out our Juneteenth Display. Earn a prize ticket when you fill out a Juneteenth Trivia sheet. One per participant.

The Art Show will be during Summer Reading Program. Earn multiple tickets for the prizes when you enter.
Get more Art Show details here.

Place your tickets in the canister for the prize you want to win. Prizes will be on display with their ticket canister.  It’s just that easy!
All tickets must be in by Wednesday, June 26th. Must be present at Finale to win prizes.


The Lineup of Events:


magic hat.png                     Magic Show with Rick Eugene
                Wednesday, May 29th at 10:00 a.m.

             A little magic for our Summer Reading Program "Kick-off"
  Fun for all ages. Rick will be here to entertain us with his captivating magical talents.



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                                                          Wednesday, June 5th at 10:00 a.m.

                                                       Bring a stuffed animal to Pages & Play for an animal sleepover.
                                                               You'll be able to see what adventures they will have.

                                         Pick up your friend on Thursday when you come back for Dr. Bechtel's Program.


Dr. Bec.jpg                 Dr. Michael Bechtel's Animal Program
                    Thursday, June 6th at 3:00 p.m.

      Bec is an associate professor of science education at Wartburg College.
       He has always raised exotic animals in his classrooms and his home.
   He loves teaching, learning, and meeting new people. (especially those who share his love for animals.)
                  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


                                                                        Pages & Play Club
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                                                     Wednesday, June 12th at 10:00 a.m.

                                                               Listen to stories read by your local heroes.
                                                           Special guests: Oelwein Police & Fire Department


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                  Theme Thursday: LEGOs!
               Thursday, June 13th at 4:00 p.m.

       Let your creative mind loose. What can your bricks build?






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            Pages & Play Club Dance & Sing Along   
               Wednesday, June 19th at 10:00 a.m.

                        Come have some fun with us at the library.


DIY Tote Bag Program
                                                            Thursday, June 20th at 4:00 p.m.
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                                                                    Bring a t-shirt to make a no-sew tote.
                                                                 Use your creative skills to decorate a canvas tote.




                            Backyard Conservation
                    Tuesday, June 25th at 6:00 p.m.

   Master Gardeners, Hannah & Justin Frederick, will present a program on native plants
                                            to grow in your yard.



                                                                              Pages & Play Club
                                                                             Bees & Butterflies
                                                         Wednesday, June 26th at 10:00 a.m.

         We will learn about our warm weather friends through stories and fun!

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                                        Thursday, June 27th at 6:00 p.m.Britta McCollum.png

                           Meet Britta McCollum, the Iowa Honey Princess.Learn about bees, beekeeping, and honey.



                        Summer Reading Program Finale Party
 Thursday, June 27th

Stay after the Honey Princess program for the finale party.
Prizes will be awarded
(must be present to win)


The Oelwein Public Library would like to thank Miss Kim for the dolls and to all who participated in this year's Summer Reading Program.

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