2024 Summer Reading Programs

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Discover the joy of reading under the summer sun with our local libraries in and around the Quad Cities! Dive into a world of adventure, knowledge, and imagination with our exciting summer reading programs. Whether you’re a bookworm, an eager learner, or simply seeking a cool refuge from the heat, our libraries offer engaging activities, prizes, and events for all ages. Embark on a literary journey that celebrates the magic of summer and the power of stories.

summer reading programs

Iowa Libraries

Bettendorf Public Library
June 3 – July 27

Camanche Public Library
June 10 – July 19

Clinton Public Library
June 1 – August 3

Davenport Public Library
June 1 – September 3

DeWitt Community Library
June 12 – August 14

Leclaire Community Library
June 6 – August

Musser Public Library
June 10 – July 26

Scott County Library System
Blue Grass | Buffalo | Durant | Eldridge | Princeton | Walcott
June 1


Illinois Libraries

Colona Public Library
June 10 – July 20

East Moline Public Library
June 1 – July

Geneseo Public Library District
June – July

Moline Public Library
June 1 – July 27

River Valley District Library
May 27 – July 27

Robert R. Jones Public Library
June 1 – August 17

Rock Island Public Library
June 1 – July 31

Silvis Public Library
June 1 – July 27


Summer Reading Kick-Off Events

Scott County Library System with The Bookmobile
May 28 – June 12
Various Times & Locations

Kick off your summer in style by attending a party! Come to your nearby branch or community gathering spot to register for the Summer at the Library Reading Challenge and get a chance to win an exclusive Bookmobile Party for your family!

Rock Island Public Library
May 30 | 4:00 – 6:30 pm
Quad City Botanical Center

Experience entertaining activities, take a trip to the Mobile Library, and revel in the beauty of the gardens!

East Moline Public Library
May 30 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Runners Park

Join the East Moline Public Library’s Summer Reading Program and get the opportunity to win fantastic prizes! Kick-Off event will have snow cones, temporary tattoos, karaoke, lawn games, giveaways, and more fun activities suitable for all ages!

Silvis Public Library
June 1 | 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Experience the enchantment of Iowa’s most youthful magician! Catch Kayleigh Rodgers, a 13-year-old illusionist, as she captivates crowds with her astounding feats at noon. And don’t forget to indulge in face painting and balloon twisting courtesy of QC Clown Around.

River Valley District Library Block Party
June 1 | 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Enjoy live music, a hot dog eating contest, a dunk tank, a magician, balloon animals, face painting, water fun courtesy of the fire station, interactive trash sculptures, street art, live painting, and much more!

Davenport Public Library: Bubblepalooza
June 1 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Eastern Branch

Join in the fun beneath the foam cannon, engage in bubble artistry, and craft an array of bubbles. Grab a refreshing cup from the Kona Ice truck and lend your support to our Teen Advisory Board. Plus, there will be exciting giveaways and door prizes!

LeClaire Community Library
June 6 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Huckleberry Park

Start your summer off on the right foot by registering for summer reading, all while delighting in face painting, ice cream, a Story Walk, Wes the Balloon Guy, and a captivating Variety Circus Show presented by Laura Ernst!

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