With all that is known about the importance of out-of-school time and the understanding that learning time can be anytime, the Summer Reading Program becomes all the more essential.
And it's all FREE for you, thanks to the generosity of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library .
Here's what you can do:
- Talk with your child about what you see, hear, and wonder about.
- Write a letter or a poem together.
- Sing songs together.
- Play with your child.
- Read! Read what your child is reading.
- Help your child explore museums, zoos, and libraries to nurture his or her curiosity.
- Make something—follow a recipe and make a shopping list.
- Learn origami together.
- Check SprocketsSaintPaul.org  for the Program Finder. It will help you identify fun learning activities in your neighborhood.
- Encourage your child to read something he or she loves or to try reading something new that he or she might grow to love.
- Take a nature walk, check out a field guide, and name what you see. Visit Collector's Corner Neighborhood Trading Place at Rice Street Library .
- Join us for programs at the library this summer—almost 100 fun and literacy-based programs to nurture the curiosity of learners of all ages.
- Explore reading in many ways. Read an e-book—we'll show you how!
- Summer Reading is for children from birth to eighteen—and the families who come along for the fun!
It's never too early—and never too late—to read with your child.