Kids Summer Reading Program

Each summer, hundreds of thousands of parents throughout Iowa are faced with the same old question: What do I do to keep my kids occupied this summer? The Carnegie-Stout Library has the answer: get them reading! Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have lots of great prizes to make it even more interesting! So, find yourself a good read and a comfortable spot, and start reading! 

 Every Hero Has a Story -- June 8 - August 15, 2015

See you next Summer!

Every Hero Has a Story poster 

State Partnership

The State of Iowa is a member of the nationwide summer reading cooperative, the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). Through this partnership, the Carnegie-Stout Library encourages children and teens to improve their reading skills by reading and using their public library. 

How the Program Works
Sign up at the library or online to receive your reading log. On the reading log each symbol is worth ½ hour of reading. Only one symbol can be colored in each day. For every 7 symbols or every 3.5 hours of reading you reach another level. One reading log per child.
Level 1 -  Bag with coupons
Level 2 - Prize
Level 3 - Prize  
Level 4 - Free book, enter drawing for grand prize and 1 free pool admission.

Special thanks to all of our sponsors: 
DuTrac, Dairy Queen, Crystal Lake Cave, Grand Harbor Water Park, HyVee, River Lights 2nd Edition Bookstore, Rubix Coffee Bar & Deli, Accessorize Me, Beecher's Ice Cream and Yogurt, Skate Country, Comic World, Donut Boy, National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, Jumpin' Janes, Big Apple Bagels, Video Games, Etc., Leisure Services, Dubuque Karate Club, Yo So Sweet Yogurt Bar, Applebee's, Cherry Lanes, Mystique Community Ice Center, Cremer's Grocery, Watershed Cafe, Mario's, Mindframe Theater – plus our Friends of the Library, for their continued support of our activities.