How does the Summer Reading Program work?

When participants register at the library, they will receive a reading log. Each participant has a choice between completing solely by reading or by incorporating various activities.


The summer reading program is open to all children, regardless of whether or not they hold a Keokuk library card.


  1. There are 10 drawings for each week/level. Read for 10 minutes or complete 1 activity in your playlist for each picture (up to 6 activities). You can also add your own summer challenge!  Repeat challenges, if you wish.

  2. Fill in your pictures for the week! When all 10 pictures are filled in, you advance to the next level.  Levels must be completed in order.

  3. You may read anything to fill your picture.

  4. Visit the library to receive rewards for each level. You may choose not to receive a prize and receive an extra Reader of the Week. If you finish all 6 levels by July 31st, you’ll be entered into a Grand Prize drawing!

  5. Both sides of the log must be completed before the final prize and certificate will be issued.


Additional Information:

  1. Weekly Prizes: Bring your log in each week to receive a different prize! Limit of one prize per week. If you miss a week, no worries! You will receive an extra Reader of the Week entry for the week you missed!

  2. Reader of the Week: Selected once a week in each age bracket (2-6; 7-12; 13-17). Winners will receive a “A Universe of Stories” bag filled with goodies!

  3. Grand Prize: This year we will be offering Grand Prizes, which will be selected at the conclusion of the Harry Potter Day celebrations from the Summer Reading finishers. These will include local special experiences and gift certificates to local establishments!

Keokuk Public Library

210 N. 5th Street

Keokuk, IA 52632


Library Hours:

The Library is CLOSED until 5/1/2020, due to this National Health Emergency. 


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