Summer Reading 2021

The theme for this year's program is Tails & Tales. 

Do you know about the "Summer Slide"?  It's when kids lose profiency in reading over the summer break, which tends to have a snowball effect when the school year begins in the Fall. A recent study shows that students in 3rd-5th grade lose an average of 20% of their school-year gains in reading  IF they don't keep engaged during the summer months.  Here at CRPL, we've found a way to make reading fun and rewarding and this year our Friends of the Library is sponsoring our program!


Here's some info:

Sign up: July 1-15.

Read from: July 12-July31

All items need to be checked out electronically through Bridges/Libby from Coon Rapids Public Library or directly from the library.

It's in a BINGO format this year--3 ways to win:

Single BINGO

Double BINGO (criss/cross or diagonally)

Blackout BINGO

Each reader chooses how much they want to read!  Once your BINGO sheet is completed for the session, bring it in to get your prizes ordered!  Prizes that need to be ordered will be ordered the first week of August at the latest.

Prizes range from free books to gift certficates to local establishments for ice cream treats, personal pizzas, mini fruit baskets to STEM Kits and Stuff-a-buddy kits!  Give us a call for more info!


Pam Downing Book Signing--July 24, 10am

Come join us for refreshments and short presentation on Pam's new book--the first of a trilogy.  Pam currently resides with her family in the Okoboji area, but graduated with the 1988 class of CR-B.   This young adult book is about Seventeen-year-old Ryden who is ill equipped to fight dragons, and what he's facing if can can't figure out why the dragons have beun attacking his home village of Tenaria after 50 years of peace.  AND if dragons weren't enough to deal with, shadows from Ryden's past hang over him and threaten to crush him beneath their weight.  Desperate for answers, Ryden and his new Elvish friend, Keane, race to find them before everyone they knowand love are killed.  PLEASE JOIN US FOR REFRESHMENTS AND PICK UP A COPY ON SATURDAY JULY 24 AT 10 AM, RIGHT HERE IN THE LIBRARY!