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! 

See you the summer of 2018!  

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 - Choice of prize
Level 2 - Choice of prize
Level 3 - Bag with coupons.  
Level 4 - Free book, enter drawing for grand prize and certificate of completion.

Special thanks to all of our sponsors: 

Accessorize Me, Applebees, Big Apple Bagel, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cherry Lanes, Crystal Lake Cave, Domino's, Donut Boy, DuTrac Credit Union, Dubuque Karate Club, Friends of the Library, HyVee, Mindframe Theater, National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Leisure Services, Rising Star Theatre Company, River Lights 2nd Edition Bookstore, Skate Country, Texas Roadhouse, Watershed Café, and Vertical Jump.