Make the most of your child's summer break through the Summer Reading Program!

From June 1-July 31, expect engaging events, fun activities, and, of course, a LOT of reading. 

Take a look at everything we've got to offer!

READING | Motivate and affirm your child's reading by logging the books or hours read for a prize.

The first five hours or ten books your child reads will earn them a small prize! After that, every additional five hours or ten books read in June and July earns them an entry into a drawing for a bigger prize. Track the hours or books through Beanstack or with a paper log from your branch.

Prizes will be distributed at the end of the Summer Reading Program. Paper reading logs and Beanstack reading logs must be submitted by July 31.

EVENTS | Celebrate the summer at these exciting events.

JCL-Arnold Highlights

Summer Kick-Off Rally | Fri., May 31 from 10 AM-12 PM

Outdoor games, crafts, movies, Kona Ice, and more!

All ages welcome. Please note movie ratings: G.

Stuffie Sleepover | Tues., July 2 from 3-7 PM

Bring your stuffie for a special craft and leave your stuffie at the library for a special sleepover! 

Ages 3+. Registration required.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Family Night | Tues., July 30, start times at 6, 6:30, and 7 PM

All ages. Registration required.

JCL-Cedar Hill Highlights

Summer Kick-Off | Sat., June 1 from 12-2 PM

Start the summer with canine companions from Open Door Animal Sanctuary, bubbles, & yard games!

Kids of all ages.

Mystery on the Train | Sat., July 2 from 2-4 PM

A STEAM-based mystery chase - catch the thief who made off with the snacks for the day's event!

Ages 6-14. Registration required.

End of Summer Bash | Sat., July 27 from 12-3 PM

A blow-up obstacle course, first responders, and a special appearance from a surprise STL sports mascot!

All ages.

JCL-Northwest Highlights

Summer Reading Kickoff | Mon., June 3 at 4 PM

Featuring free sno cones from Kona Ice to our first 100 registrants!

All ages. Registration required.

Princess Party | Fri., June 14 at 3 PM

Ages 12 and under. Registration required.

Babaloo | Wed., July 31 at 11 AM

All ages. Registration required.

JCL-Windsor Highlights

Petting Zoo Summer Reading Program Kickoff | Sat., June 1 at 10 AM

A fun, hands-on and up-close educational traveling petting zoo!

All ages.

Teddy Bear Picnic | Mon., June 17 at 11 AM

Story time, stuffies, and cheese pizza.

Ages 2-12 Y. Registration required.

Will Stuck's Adventure into the Absurd | Tues., July 23 at 6 PM

 A high energy and hilarious M.E.S.S. (Music, Education, Stories, and Science)!

All ages. Registration required.

Registration for June events opens on May 20; registration for July events opens on June 17

Or, pre-register when you attend the Summer Reading Program previews!